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Virginia is changing expectations for child care providers to put focus on early education

Come July 1, Virginia will join a growing number of states to fold child care oversight into its Department of Education. The seemingly small shift signifies a major change in how the state is thinking about early childhood development. For years, child care and K-12 schools have been treated as separate services, overseen by different […] The post Virginia is changing expectations for child care providers to put focus on early education appeared first on Virginia Mercury.
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Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder pushes Northam for HBCU funding

NORFOLK, Va. — Because of the color of his skin, Douglas Wilder didn’t have the same options other people in Virginia had when it came to higher education. "I came back from Korea after fighting for freedom for Koreans, and I couldn't go to law school here either, I had to go to Howard University, HBCU, to get my law degree," said Wilder, who's now 90 years old.
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Western Albemarle boys wins state title to cap banner day for Central Virginia at VHSL Class 3 championships

LYNCHBURG — Two years ago, the Western Albemarle boys track and field team came up just a little short in its pursuit of the VHSL Class 3 outdoor state championship. Coach Lindy Bain’s team flipped the script Friday, using a strong start and standout performances throughout the day to capture the 2021 state championship at Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex at Liberty University.
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Virginia will give higher education assistance to illegal immigrants

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam held a ceremonial bill signing on legislation that provides financial assistance for higher education to students who are in the country illegally. House Bill 2123/Senate Bill 1387 will allow students who are in the state illegally to access education benefits equal to residents of the commonwealth, including in-state tuition and financial assistance programs the state provides for public and private colleges and universities.
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Lynchburg-area colleges won't allow pot on campus, even after it's legal in Va.

Although possessing small amounts of marijuana will be legal in Virginia on July 1, many colleges and universities in the Lynchburg area don’t intend to change their policies that currently prohibit it on their campuses. Officials at University of Lynchburg, Randolph College, Sweet Briar College and Virginia University of Lynchburg...

Appalachian School of Law to host Virginia gubernatorial debate

GRUNDY, Va. (WJHL) — The Appalachian School of Law will host a debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates in Virginia’s governor’s race. Officials with the law school confirmed to CBS affiliate WJHL Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin have committed to a debate at the school. A date...