Today Governor Glenn Youngkin received the Department of Education’s report “Our Commitment to Virginians: High Expectations and Excellence for All Students.” The education report builds upon Governor Youngkin’s direction in Executive Order One issued on his first day in office. The Governor affirmed his guiding principles to address troubling data trends and outlined policy recommendations to restore excellence in education in Virginia.
As reported in several prior posts on this site, the Fairfax County School Board paid Ibram X. Kendi $20,000 for a one-hour Zoom appearance in August 2020 at the kick-off session for the school year. Fairfax County schools spent an additional $44,000 to purchase his books.
Fairfax Schools Monitor wanted to see what the school officials said about Kendi, and what words of wisdom he conveyed, that warranted paying him $333.33 per minute. (Not a bad rate of pay for someone who preaches that to love capitalism is to love racism!)
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s discriminatory admissions process will continue as litigation against the high school proceeds, after the Supreme Court declined an emergency application from the Coalition for TJ to vacate an appeals court stay in the case.
This decision comes as thousands of eighth-graders await an acceptance letter from the nation’s top-ranked school.
Are you the parent of a high schooler looking to augment your child’s formal education? The Reagan Academy, a new project of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, might be the answer for your family.
“The Reagan Academy offers high school students the opportunity to transform themselves as impactful civic minded leaders
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears recently joined Fox & Friends to discuss parental rights in K-12 education. “Children do belong to their parents, not the state,” Sears noted.
During her interview, Sears mentioned two laws Governor Youngkin signed into law. “One of them was that the state Board of Education would convene a panel to include parents so that they can help make decisions about what their children are going to learn and another one was that any sexually explicit materials that are going to be provided to children, parents must be notified,” the lieutenant governor said.
The Fairfax GOP is blasting last night’s rushed vote of the county school board to hire Michelle Reid as the district’s new superintendent. Reid currently leads the struggling Northshore School District in Washington State. She was hired last night by Fairfax County Public Schools in a 9 to 3 board vote.
“The selection of Michelle Reid — like the selection process itself — is further evidence of the sheer contempt school board members have for the students, parents, and taxpayers of Fairfax County. Particularly stunning is the fact that Dr. Reid’s Northshore School District was among the very last in Washington State to reopen
Richmond, VA – Attorney General Miyares today announced he is leading an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court against the discriminatory and illegal admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Virginia.
A coalition of parents, alumni and community members filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to vacate the Fourth Circuit’s stay in the coalition’s lawsuit challenging the admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ).
The coalition’s lawsuit asserts that the admissions process specifically aims to reduce the number of Asian American students admitted to TJ in violation of their constitutional rights.
Attorney General Miyares filed an amicus brief against the discriminatory and illegal admission process at Thomas Jefferson High School. The Attorney General is fighting against this unconstitutional policy because it unfairly punishes Asian American students due to their race.
The Office of the Attorney General will always fight for the equal protection and treatment of Virginians and therefore believes the Fairfax County School Board’s request to reinstate the discriminatory admission process should be denied.
At the Fairfax GOP Convention held on March 26, 2022, Chairman Steve Knotts shared the following proclamation:
WHEREAS, our fellow Republican Elizabeth L. Schultz honorably served on the Fairfax County School Board for eight years;
WHEREAS, Ms. Schultz additionally served for one year in the U.S. Department of Education as Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology