Virginia LG joins amicus brief urging end to race-conscious college admissions

May 20, 2022

By Graham Moomaw(VM) – Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, the first woman of color elected to statewide office in Virginia, has signed onto an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to restrict the use of racial preferences in college admissions by siding with the Asian-American plaintiffs in a pending affirmative action case. Earle-Sears signed the […]

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Gabriel’s House: VCU building renamed in honor of leader of planned slave revolt

March 25, 2022

By Brian McNeill The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors voted this week to rename its Department of African American Studies’ building at 816 W. Franklin St. to be Gabriel’s House, in honor of Gabriel, an enslaved Richmond man who organized a rebellion in 1800 intended to end slavery in Virginia. “We could not be […]

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Getting your child off to a strong start: preschool program

February 21, 2022

Henrico County Public Schools is now accepting applications for its 2022-23 Early Learning Preschool program. HCPS Early Learning Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2022. Interested parents and guardians should apply and submit required documents online. Applicants […]

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Youngkin asks for emailed reports on ‘divisive’ schools

January 27, 2022

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (PATCH) – The administration of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has set up an email address for residents to report any type of teachings or practices in public schools across the state that they feel are “inherently divisive.” Youngkin said his administration wants to be aware of these school practices and curriculums that […]

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Virginia’s community colleges see enrollment increases in career and technical training

January 26, 2022

Virginia’s Community Colleges saw an enrollment increase last fall in career and technical training programs for Virginia’s highest demand fields. Fall 2021 enrollment data also reveals that students in G3 eligible programs are qualifying for and receiving greater financial assistance, increasing access to the education and resources that leads to better job placement and life […]

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Performances on social justice highlight annual MLK celebration

January 16, 2022

By James Shea A recurring theater performance will headline MLK Celebration 2022 at Virginia Commonwealth University. The performances kicked off Jan. 16, with showings and other events at VCU and across Richmond continuing through Jan. 26. The Conciliation Lab performance was at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St.. Called “Get Up, Stand Up: […]

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Can Youngkin really ban CRT in VA schools?

December 26, 2021

VM – By some accounts, Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin won the office in part thanks to his campaign pledge to ban critical race theory, an issue that’s become the subject of explosive debate in some Virginia school systems. Nearly two months after the election, though, Youngkin has done little to elaborate on his promise. In general, the governor-elect […]

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Newly christened telehealth clinic will expand health care access for Glen Lea Elementary School students

December 11, 2021

A recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at Glen Lea Elementary School celebrated an innovative new clinic that will help students get better access to health care and reduce missed instructional time. The Glen Lea Telehealth Clinic will use an internet webcam and other tools to enable students at the school in eastern Henrico County to consult with […]

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From slavery to Jim Crow to George Floyd: Virginia universities face a long racial reckoning

December 4, 2021

By Nick Anderson and  Susan Svrluga   (WP) – The latest racial reckoning here began in earnest 13 years before the murder of George Floyd, when student leaders in 2007 demanded that the nation’s second-oldest university examine its role in slavery and establish a memorial to the enslaved. Now that memorial, shaped as a giant […]

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Howard Students End Sit-In

November 17, 2021

Over the 34-day protest, students pitched tents outside and slept inside the Blackburn Student Center. By Maria Carrasco(IHE) – The monthlong student protest at Howard University over housing and representation, which led students and alumni at other historically Black institutions to protest in solidarity, ended Monday morning after the demonstrators reached an agreement with the […]

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