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13 May 2013

Home Schooling on the Rise in Virginia

The number of home-schoolers in Virginia has increased by more than 50 percent over the past decade, to more than 32,000 children. If they were a school district, it would be the ninth-largest in the state – with almost as many students as the Norfolk Public Schools.

13 May 2013

Data on Home-Schoolers in Every Locality

Here are statistics for the number of home-schoolers statewide and in each school division of Virginia.

13 May 2013

Infographics: The Scope of Home Schooling

These graphics show how home schooling has exploded in Virginia.

23 Apr 2013

Poor Pay More to Fund Roads, Report Says

Virginia’s multibillion-dollar transportation funding package will put a heavier burden on lower-income households than on more affluent families, according to a Richmond-based think tank.

03 Apr 2013

Pepper Spray Day Catches Students’ Eyes

In a demonstration that made everybody wince, VCU students on Tuesday saw VCU Police Department recruits get sprayed in the face with pepper spray as part of a training exercise.

04 Feb 2013

Catholic Advocacy Day Draws 270 to the Capitol

About 270 advocates turned out at the Virginia Catholic Conference headquarters Thursday in support of Catholic Advocacy Day, an annual event that rallies legislative support from Catholics across the commonwealth on issues relating to human life, dignity and the common good.

29 Jan 2013

Virginia Inmate Granted Hearing for Sex Change

A Virginia prison inmate seeking a sex-change operation won a legal victory Monday when a federal appeals panel ordered a lower court to hear the case.

09 Jan 2013

Virginia Legislators Brought Together by Power of Prayer

Virginia’s legislators may not always agree on political issues, but they certainly agree on one thing: the power of prayer.