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Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2014/08_aug27.shtml

Reports results of Virginia school students on math, reading, science, and social science Standards of Learning exams for 2013-14 and compares results to previous two years.  Also provides links to results by state, school division, and individual schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

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Executive Order 26: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Strategic Plan and Steering Committee

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Energy,Health/Medical,Transportation,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5850

Establishes the priorities for the McAuliffe administration’s economic development plan. From the Office of the Governor

 

Joint Declaration on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.ag.virginia.gov/Media%20and%20News%20Releases/News_Releases/Herring/Joint%20Dec.pdf

Text of the pledge signed by all Virginia college presidents, the governor, and the attorney general as the state launches a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault on campuses.  From the Governor’s Office

 

Executive Order 24: Establishing an Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

Categories: Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Taxes,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-24-establishing-an-inter-agency-task-force/

Strikes back at the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and the loss of tax revenues by creating a task force to create a plan that reduces worker misclassification and payroll fraud.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Executive Order 23: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Veterans,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3033/eo-23-establishing-the-new-virginia-economy-workforce-initiative.pdf

Initiative seeks to reinvigorate the Virginia economy by increasing postsecondary and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Governor McAuliffe’s Address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5800

Announces a revenue shortfall for Virginia of nearly $2.4 billion for the 2014-16 fiscal year due to federal budget cuts and a sluggish economy which caused revenues to fall behind projections.  From the Office of the Governor

 

National Climate Assessment: Southeast and the Caribbean Region Report

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/regions/southeast

Assesses the effects of current and future climate change on the southeastern region of the U.S. and on the Caribbean Islands.  From the Climate.gov site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Sea Level Rise: A Relentless Reality that Virginia Must Continue to Plan Carefully for

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202014%20Vol.%2090%20No%206.pdf

Virginia has over 7,000 miles of tidal shoreline.  This article briefly reviews flooding threats and then examines  the state’s evolving policies for coping with the threat of rising sea levels and storm surges. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

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