Ned Oliver
Jun 2, 2023 - Education

Virginia had 12 contestants in the National Spelling Bee

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Virginia was repping 12 contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week.

Why it matters: That's way more the national average of five contestants fielded by most states.

Karri Peifer
May 31, 2023 - Education

Student loan repayments could return

Illustration of George Washington wearing a graduation cap

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

After a more than three-year pause, interest and repayments on student loans could resume as early as the end of summer.

Driving the news: Language in the federal debt ceiling bill would end the moratorium on interest and repayments on government-held federal student loans after Aug. 30, Politico reports.

Karri Peifer
May 25, 2023 - Education

Virginia colleges are raising tuitions again

Illustration of a hundred dollar bill wrapped up like a college diploma

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Students at most of Virginia's public universities will be paying more for college come the fall semester.

What's happening: Tuition increases of at least 3% have been approved by the boards at nearly every public university in Virginia for the 2023-24 school year after four years of no or small increases due to the pandemic, per the Times-Dispatch.

Ned Oliver
May 9, 2023 - Education

Colonial Williamsburg's evolution seeks to bring more realistic historical experience

Photo: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

No more taking goofy pictures in the stocks on Duke of Gloucester Street.

What's happening: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation bolted them closed in 2020 as a COVID-19 safety measure.


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