A look at education issues around Virginia.

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CodeRVA, central Virginia’s newest regional magnet school, is heading into its second year with almost double the students and more than triple the employees.

A grant that pays two-thirds the cost of certain community college credentials has been hugely successful. And this Fall there's more money in the bank, meaning even more opportunities for people to switch careers.

This week Roanoke City joined a growing list of localities dropping Confederate-related names from public schools. A common argument against name changes has been cost. But localities are still finding a way to pay.

Teachers are sometimes faced with some pretty thorny issues when current events make their way into their classrooms.

Often they get limited guidance from administrators or school boards on what to say and do, but an earlier generation of teachers is stepping up with advice.

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By 1928, a third of black school children in the rural south were taught in Rosenwald Schools. Those were small two-room schools built to educate African-Americans. There were more than 300 in Virginia alone.