Federal funding restrictions could force schools to spend millions improving buildings that should be replaced
Virginia schools received nearly $2 billion from the federal government in its latest round of COVID-19 relief funding for public education. But while current guidance allows that money to pay for pandemic-related improvements — including new HVAC systems, window repairs or replacing carpeted areas with tile — it strongly discourages new school construction, according to James Lane, the state’s superintendent for public instruction.
More students will be able to get vaccines at schools across Virginia in coming weeks, state leaders say.The state’s school-based vaccination effort is being mostly left in the hands of school districts to plan and execute.Only a handful of Hampton Roads schools have announced specific plans, and those have been for high school students.
News to Know for May 10: Virginia police chief shot; Henrico honors Captain Lambert; Counting resumes for GOP Convention; Morning showers
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a quick look at our top stories this Monday morning.The sun breaks out midday and temperatures will rebound into mid to upper 60s.This all started Sunday afternoon when Norton Police Chief James Lane responded to a shopping center about a shoplifter.
Virginia’s public schools have been in the national spotlight the past few days, with a Fox News headline and resulting social media chatter saying the state is eliminating advanced math classes before 11th grade because of equity concerns.A Virginia Beach School Board member shared the article on her Facebook page and called it “socialism.” Kirk Cox, one of the Republicans running for governor, decried the efforts to review the state’s K-12 math curriculum as part of a “left-wing takeover of public education.” But calculus isn’t going away, state Superintendent James Lane says.
‘Acceleration is not going away’: Virginia Department of Education discussing future of mathematics in schools
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia state superintendent says families do not need to worry about accelerated math courses being eliminated within schools.Concerned families had been worried after hearing of the possibility of accelerated courses being eliminated prior to the 11th grade.“Absolutely, acceleration is NOT going away in mathematics courses in Virginia, if a student needs an accelerated pathway they will absolutely get it,” said Superintendent Dr. James Lane.
A GRIEVING mum has told of her incredible pain after both her sons died from suicide two months apart from each other.James Lane, 23, took his own life weeks after discovering the body of his brother Dai, 28, hours after the pair had spent time together with their family.
Michelle French had to say goodbye to Dai and James Lane, who were both in their 20s, as they chose to end their own lives within two months of each other.A mum who lost two of her sons to suicide has warned of the impact Covid-19 could have on young people's mental and physical health.
James and Dai Lane were both in their twenties Every night before she goes to sleep, and every morning as she wakes up, Michelle French is thinking about the two sons she has lost.Dai and James Lane, both in their 20s, took their own lives within two months of each other in early 2019.
James Lane, who was 23 and from Abertillery , died two months after his brother Dai Lane, 28. James' organs were used to save several people's lives after his death Dai (left) and James (right) both took their own lives in 2019 A man took his own life two months after discovering the body of his brother who had hanged himself. James Lane discovered the body of his brother Dai Lane, 28, in February 2019 and was present when his mother identified the body. James, who was 23, had been suffering with mental illness