Some Virginia Parents Withhold Federal Aid Forms To Protest Virtual Learning

Parents frustrated with virtual learning have found a new way to protest schools — by not turning in forms that the districts use to apply for federal funds. Although state and local taxes support many public school costs, the federal government provides grants to schools for federally connected children, including children living on some low-rent properties and children of active duty military, living on federal property.

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Virtual Learning Outages Hit Many Virginia School Districts on First Day

School districts across Virginia struggled to cope with increased demand Tuesday, as thousands of virtual learning students logged on for their first day of classes. Districts including Chesterfield County Public Schools(CCPS), Virginia Beach City Public Schools(VBCPS), and Arlington Public Schools (APS) all suffered major system outages. Other districts reported a high volume of callers.

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