Former Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, signed A-F into law two years ago, but the bill ending it came from a fellow Republican in the state Senate.
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March 24, 2015
February 17, 2015
Critics are concerned the weapons would be used on students.
January 21, 2015
The A-F system was a highlight of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's K-12 policy changes, but it was delayed last year, and it could soon be on its way out.
September 17, 2014
This is the second straight year in which the number of schools failing to receive accreditation increased, a slide that began after the state enacted tougher assessments.
June 30, 2014
An Education Week analysis of recent federal monitoring reports finds that many states were hard-pressed to turn around the bottom 5 percent of schools and help schools with persistent achievement gaps.
March 12, 2014
Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia Wright will leave the department in May, as Virginia's education policy landscape undergoes key shifts.
February 11, 2014
A site intended to debunk myths about the common core raises questions about the exact nature of federal financial support for state standards.
January 30, 2014
A pledge by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to address the name of a sea between Japan and the Korean Peninsula in Virginia textbooks has highlighted historical animosities.
November 01, 2013
Here is a look at a few of the 2013 elections where school choice has been a major factor in the campaigns.
October 24, 2013
Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the two candidates for governor in Virginia, focused on school choice, testing, teacher pay, and school safety during their Thursday night debate.