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Are Virginia schools missing the mark?

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Education experts say the state isn't doing enough to fix the problems.

By Landmark News Service

Virginia was on the cutting edge of education reform when it rolled out state standards in math, English and other subjects in 1995.
These days, the mantle of reform resides elsewhere, along with federal money that helps pay for it.
"When people talk about leading states, they don't talk about Virginia any more," said Andy Rotherham, a former state Board of Education member who co-founded nonprofit Bellwether Education.
"We're resting on accomplishments instead of looking forward as we should," he said.


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