Tag: Governor’s Initiatives

Governor McDonnell Announces Teacher’s Cabinet

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced on May 1 his Executive Order No. 63 which establishes the Governor’s Teacher Cabinet. The cabinet will be comprised of teachers from across the Commonwealth and will focus on strategies for enhancing teacher quality, leadership and professionalism for the 21st Century learning. According to Governor McDonnell, the purpose of the …

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Governor McDonnell’s “Opportunity Educational Institution”

 Education lobbyists (VASSP etc.), representing every major education association in the state, worked diligently against passage of legislation instituting a statewide board that would usurp the role of the local school board for schools with unaccredited status.  It was difficult having to refer to the proposed entity to take over public schools as the Governor’s …

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Safety Task Force First Meeting

The Education Work group created by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell as a part of the Task Force of School and Campus Safety held their initial meeting on January 17, 2013 in Richmond.  Among the members of the committee, each of whom were sworn in for this committee is current VASSP President,  Dr. Keith Perrigan, Principal at Patrick Henry High …

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Virginia Schools Rank Fourth in Nation in Quality Counts Report

A leading education journal, Education Week has rankedVirginia as fourth in the nation in overall educational quality and performance. Education Week’s Quality Counts 2013 report awarded the Commonwealth a letter grade of B; only Maryland – with a B+ – earned a higher overall letter grade, although Massachusetts and New York also received B’s.Virginia also earned …

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Governor McDonnell Announces ALL STUDENTS Agenda

Governor McDonnell Announced yesterday Phase Three of the ALL STUDENTS Agenda.  The ALL STUDENTS: Public School Choice provides parents and students options they deserve.  The plan establishes ‘Opportunity Education Institution’ to turn around failing schools and ensure ALL STUDENTS access to a high quality education.    During his annual State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Bob McDonnell …

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Governor McDonnell Announces New Legislative Packet

Today, Governor Bob McDonnell released a formal statement outlining his legislative packet, “Opportiunity to Learn.”  Please follow the link to read the full document:  http://www.governor.virginia.gov/News/viewRelease.cfm?id=215