Getting Virginia Education
Back on Track

News About Educating Our Children, K-12

Nov 12, 2020 Teacher Shortages and Declining Enrollment: Va Education Officials Update Lawmakers on Pandemic Impacts, WRIC

Nov 7, 2020, Harrisonburg Schools to use $1.1M in CARES Act funding for technology, new jobs, WHSV

Nov 6, 2020, County Schools Prepare for More In-Person Learning, Daily News Record

Oct 28, 2020, 'Hung out to dry,': School boards, not the state, are deciding how to reopen, sparking fierce local debates, Virginia Mercury

Oct 27, 2020, Are Public School Students Prepared for the Real World?, Public School Review

Sept 24, 2019, Teens Feel Ready for College, But Not So Much for Work, Education Week

July 30, 2015, Survey: Most High School Students Feel Unprepared for College Careers, EdSource

News About Higher Education


Nov 1, 2020, 'Uncomplicite' Student Artists at JMU Join​ Protests Through Visual Art, Augusta Free Press

Oct 26, 2020, 6 Cases of Chinese Infiltration of Universities and Research - and What Trump is Doing About It, Daily Signal

Oct 20, 2020, Feds say US Colleges 'massively' underreport foreign funding, AP

Oct 14, 2020, JMU Sees Sizable Increase in Students Discontinuing, Daily News Record

Oct 14, 2020, Bridgewater College Likely to Lay Off 13 Percent of Employees, Daily News Record

Oct 14, 2020, Alternatives to Austerity, Inside Higher Ed

Other Education News

Nov 16, 2020, US Uncovered half-dozen Chinese military researchers lying on student visas in 2020, DOJ Says, Washington Examiner

The Republican Party believes in sensible, cost-effective policies that respect your family's and our community's values and priorities. The educational environment and practices should be conducive to learning. 


Our children's futures depend upon their receiving a full education. Our expectation is that our children will receive a full education for the generous funding that the taxpayers have provided for education. The educational achievements and outcomes should be reflective of the community's expectations.

Resources on Education

Oct 29, 2020, Updated CDC Guidelines for Operating Schools During COVID

Oct 30, 2020,  VSHL: Releases Guidelines for High School Sports, to Resume in December, when Gov Northam Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, Richmond Times Dispatch

Fall 2020, How Family Background Influences Student Achievement, Education Next

Fall 2020, How to Reduce Racial Bias in Grading, Education Next

Fall 2020, High School Exit Exams Are Tough on Crime, Education Next

Fall 2020, How the Coronavirus Crisis May Improve Teacher Quality: The Impact of Recession Hiring, Education Next

American Education in 2030: K-12 Task Force Papers, Hoover Institution

Jun 15, 2020, The Future of School Accountability, Hoover Institution

May 28, 2020, Nine Jobs for High School Graduates,

Mar 7, 2020, Top Five Skills Needed When Graduating from High School, Maximum Potential (maxpt,org)

2019 Employers Ratings of Importance of Skills and Competencies College Graduates Need to Get Hired: Evidence from the New England Region of USA, ERIC-U.S. Dept. of Education

May 3, 2020, Hiring Expectations for Recent College Graduates, The Strategic CFO

Apr 3, 2018, The Skills Gap: Employers Expect More Than What College Grads Offer, The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal

Andrew Pollack and Max Eden, Why Meadow Died: THe People and Policies that Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students, New York: Post Hill Press, 2019. Andrew Pollack's Daughter Meadow was killed by the Parkland, Florida shooter at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. He describes how an avoidable shooting became inevitable when the shooter slipped through the cracks and how the policies pioneered in the Broward County School District are in wide use in other school districts.

Paid for by the Rockingham County Republican Committee.

Rockingham County Republican Committee, P.O. Box 787, Harrisonburg, VA  22803

Contact the Chairman, Daryl Borgquist at 703-297-0917

@2020 Rockingham County Republican