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School boards to challenge Va. school takeover law

The Norfolk School Board has voted to join the Virginia School Boards Association in a lawsuit challenging a new law allowing the state to take over chronically failing schools.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 08:35pm EDT

Tags: Virginia School Boards Association, Norfolk, Va., failing schools, Virginia General Assembly

Report: Ga., Md., DC stumbled in school reform

Federal officials say schools in Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia have stumbled in making progress under the Obama administration's Race to the Top grants.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 01:44pm EST

Tags: schools, Race to the Top,

Va. Senate panel advances education bills

Two major components of Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell's education reform agenda won a Senate committee's endorsement Thursday on the narrowest of party-line votes.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 02:37pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell,