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Virginia education officials say new, more rigorous assessment tests drove down the number of schools meeting state standards.
Any public school teacher in Virginia wanting to get or renew their license to teach must prove they've been trained in emergency first aid and CPR.
A sixth-grade English teacher has been named Virginia's teacher of the year for 2013
As expected, Virginia education officials said Tuesday that new, more rigorous mathematics tests drove pass rates down notably during the last school year, the first in which students were tested under revised standards aimed at better preparing them for college or post-graduation employment.
The Virginia Department of Education says it has entered a partnership with a large French school district to boost educational and cultural ties.