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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Dan Dunham - Virginia Commissioner Designee
Having been involved with the Compact in the District of Columbia and now Virginia we spoke with Dan about the challenges he has seen in both states.
"One of the biggest transition challenges has been supporting students who have attended specialty center programs in sending states. This includes elementary students who were receiving gifted instruction."
By Brett Bigham - 2014 Oregon State Teacher of the Year
Who knows better the personal price these servicemen are paying to protect their country? Who knows better about missing kids’ birthdays and Christmases and graduations? When you hear of a service member being sent overseas for a sixth or seventh time, you need to picture that sixth or seventh heartbreaking goodbye.
HAMPTON, Va., Governor Ralph Northam was at Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Virginia on Monday to sign an important piece of legislation. The bill allows students to stay at the same public school free of charge even if their parents are transferred to military housing in another school division.