education

A new report shows school segregation still exists in the Richmond area. This week the Civil Rights Project at UCLA released a report, “Miles to Go: A Report on School Segregation in Virginia, 1989-2010.” A professor from VCU who helped co-produce the report reveals that one in every three black students in the Richmond-Petersburg region goes to a […]

Until now the bulk of the research favored social promotion. Most studies found that students who were retained tended to fare less well academically than…

Once again, parents and teachers are faced with the challenge of discussing a tragic incident of community violence with children. Today we saw a tragedy…

Going back to school can be a really exciting time for children – new teachers, different learning environment, and everything has a fresh feeling to…

Governor Writes: “I remain very concerned about the affordability of post-secondary education for the young people of Virginia…..I need your leadership now in holding down in-state tuition and fee increases.” RICHMOND – Following General Assembly passage of a biennial budget that provides over $230 million in new funding for Virginia’s higher education system, Governor Bob […]

Timothy Michael Kaine was born on February 26, 1958. During his time in office, Kaine has held multiple positions. They include, the 76th Mayor of Virginia (1988-2000), the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (2002 –2006), the 51st Chairman of the Democratic National Committee ( 2009 –2011) and the 70th Governor of Virginia (2006-2010). During Kaine’s term for Mayor […]

In America, race and class are inextricably linked.

Rappers Maino and Jim Jones, along with TV host and actor Terrence J were among the various celebrities in attendance at the third annual “I Will Graduate Day.” See also: Florida Teacher Evaluations Tied To Student Test Scores See also: A girl and her dog in South Africa The event, put on by New York Non-Profit Entertainers […]

The Giles County School Board voted 3 to 2 on Tuesday to display the Ten Commandments in Giles County Schools. The Ten Commandments will hang on the walls of the schools, along with, 9 other historical displays. The ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist and agnostic group say they would sue if […]

Contrary to the belief that public education is free, schools across the nation are charging students fees for everything from basic courses like English and science, to electives like band and even for after-school sports. The Week magazine goes by the numbers with a brief guide highlighting the trend: $175 Registration fee for students in […]

Need money for college? GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc) along with, Richmond Public Library will host financial aid workshops throughout February.  Appointments recommended and walk-ins are available by calling (804) 646-8834.  Please bring your financial records with you (most recent tax return, W-2 forms, pay stubs and valid identification (driver’s license). Get information on scholarships that […]

T0 have support from a loved one is encouraging and inspiring.  Many of us can testify how our mother and/or father made numerous provisions  to elev8 and better ourselves.  We keep and cherish those selfless acts of love in our hearts and minds.