November 2014 archive

Governor Releases SOL Innovation Committee Interim Recommendations

Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton announced this week that the Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee has completed the first round of interim recommendations intended to make adjustments to the assessment system. The committee, which has been meeting since July, has developed a series of recommendations aimed at reforming the current assessment system. Twelve …

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SOL Meeting: Commendation and Need for Improvement

SOL, love them or barely tolerate them. The testing program that has been functioning in the Commonwealth for nearly two decades was the topic of discussion from the SOL Innovation Committee on February 13th.  In an article written for the Richmond Times Dispatch, Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton discussed the positive and the areas in …

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Science Activity for Virginia Students

The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech will offer a special science program for current 8th and 9th grade students during the summer of 2015. The program,, Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) will provide students an opportunity to explore topics in science, engineering and math (STEM) while living on the university campus. The …

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