Current News Releases
For background, here are an assortment of recent VEA news releases, research studies, and commentaries.
More Than 1,000 Expected for 'Put Kids First' Rally
News release posted 4-15-15.
"VEA Awards Celebrate Educators, Advocates"
News release posted 3-31-15.
"Statement by VEA President Meg Gruber on Amendments to the 2014-16 Biennial Budget"
Statement posted 1-7-15.
"VEA President Meg Gruber Applauds Creation of Nutrition Council"
News release posted 11-20-14.
"Virginia Schools Eligible to Receive Grant to Implement Breakfast in the Classroom"
News release posted 11-19-14.
"VEA Fund Recommends Delegate Rosalyn Dance in Special Election for State Senate in District 16"
News release posted 10-29-14.
"VEA President, Members Appointed to SOL Reform Group by Governor"
News release posted 7-2-14.
"VEA Members Part of National Education Association Meeting in Denver"
News release posted 6-27-14.
"Virginia Tied with Texas for Worst-in-Nation on Teacher Salary Measure"
News release posted 5-7-14.
"Future Teachers Hold Convention in Virginia Beach, Offer Health Tips to Local Students"
News release posted 4-9-14.
"Public Education Gains Under Governor McAuliffe"
Budget analysis posted 4-4-14.
"VEA Celebrates, Honors Public Education Advocates
News release posted 4-3-14.
"VEA President Meg Gruber's Testimony to Senate Finance Committee on Funding of Public Schools"
Statement posted 4-1-2014.
"McAuliffe, Warner Among Highlights of VEA Convention in Roanoke"
News release posted 3-25-14.
"VEA President on McAuliffe Budget Proposal"
News release posted 3-24-14.
"VEA Appeals for Increased School Funding as Teacher Pay Ranking Drops"
News release posted 3-13-14.
"VEA President Meg Gruber Comments on Patricia Wright"
Statement posted 3-11-14.
"McAuliffe, Officials to Celebrate NEA's 'Read Across America'"
News release posted 2-27-14.
"VEA, Access Partnership to Offer Educators Nationwide Discounts"
News release posted 2-19-14.
"VEA President Meg Gruber: 'Deeds a Dedicated Public Servant'"
Statement posted 11-19-13.
"VEA President Meg Gruber to Serve on McAuliffe Transition Committee"
News release posted 11-18-13.
"Association Helped Secure Win for Public Schools in 2013 Elections"
News release posted 11-6-13.
Statement by VEA President Meg Gruber: "McAuliffe Win a Victory for Virginia Students and Public Education"
Statement posted 11-6-13.
"Statement by VEA President Meg Gruber on BLS Salary Report"
Statement posted 9-16-13.
"VEA Recommends 12 More for House Seats"
News release posted 9-6-13.
"Cuccinelli Education Plan Flunks"
News release posted 8-13-13.
"VEA Recommends Northam, Herring Plus 41 for House Seats"
News release posted 8-2-13.
"Voters Back Pro-Public Education Candidates in Primaries"
News release posted 6-12-13.
"VEA Recommends Terry McAuliffe for Governor"
News release posted 4-15-13.
"VEA Celebrates, Honors Public Education Advocates"
News release posted 4-12-13.
"Coalition Calls on Governor McDonnell to Veto SB 1324"
News release posted 4-9-13.
"Terry McAuliffe to Participate in VEA Gubernatorial Candidate Forum in Hampton April 11"
News release posted 4-9-13.
"Educators to Gather in Hampton for VEA Convention"
News release posted 4-9-13.
"VEA President Meg Gruber Speaks Out for Educators at the Legislative Open Budget Hearing in Petersburg January 4."
Statement posted 1-4-13.
"VEA President Meg Gruber on Newtown Tragedy and Guns"
Statement by VEA President Meg Gruber posted 12-19-12
"Virginia Shortchanging Students with 20-Percent Budget Cut Since 2009"
News release posted 12-10-12.
"State’s Annual Report on Schools Underscores Public Educators’ Commitment"
News release posted 11-29-12.
"Remarks by VEA President Meg Gruber on Virginia's Standards of Quality"
Testimony to Virginia Board of Education posted 10-18-12.
"Remarks by VEA President Meg Gruber regarding AMOs (Annual Measurable Objectives)"
Statement by VEA President Meg Gruber posted 9-26-12.
"Manassas Teacher a Finalist for National Award"
News release posted 9-19-12.
"VEA Fund Recommends Alexander, Krupicka in Special Election"
News release posted 8-24-12
"Gruber Begins Term as VEA President"
News release posted 8-1-12.
"Virginia Loses a Leader - Senator Yvonne Miller"
Statement by VEA President Dr. Kitty Boitnott posted 7-3-12.
"VEA President Dr. Kitty Boitnott Testified on Biennial Review of Standards of Quality."
Statement by VEA President Dr. Kitty Boitnott posted 6-27-12.
“Pension Coalition Weighs In on VRS COLA Miscalculation”
News release from Virginia Pension Protection Coalition posted 6-15-12.
"VEA Honors Educators, Legislators"
News release posted 4-27-12.
"Educators Gather for VEA Convention in Virginia Beach"
News release posted 4-24-12.
"Contract Bill Decision a Win for Public Education"
News release posted 3-8-12.
"Remarks by VEA President Dr. Kitty Boitnott at VEA Rally in Charlottesville"
Boitnott statement delivered March 3. Posted 3-5-12.
"VEA Members to Rally in Charlottesville, Roanoke, Virginia Beach on March 3"
News release posted 2-29-12.
"Virginia Teacher Salaries Drop to 31st in Nation as Senate Passes Tax Credit Bill"
News release posted 2-17-12.
"Statement from VEA President Dr. Kitty Boitnott regarding Gov. McDonnell's Proposed VRS Contributions"
News release posted 12-15-11.
"VEA President Dr. Kitty Boitnott Comments on Elections"
News release posted 11-9-2011.
"VEA Calls for Full Funding of VRS"
News release posted 10-21-2011.
"When Bad Things Happen to Good Schools"
News release posted 8-12-2011.
"VEA Responds to TV Report on Sick Leave Aired During Teacher Appreciation Week"
Click here. Posted 5-10-2011.
"Prince William EA Member Mark Williams Wins Foundation Grant"
NEA Foundation news release posted 5-17-2011.
"VEA Honors Seven Legislators for Support of Schools"
News release posted 4-12-11.
"VEA Awards Recognize Legislators, Educators and Students"
News release posted 4-8-11.
"Educators Gather for VEA Convention in Roanoke"
News release posted 4-4-2011.
"More Accounting Gimmicks and Cuts, No Solutions"
News release posted 2-1-2011.
"VEA Announces Grant to Support Virginia Public Radio News Programming"
News release posted 1-12-2011.
"VEA Calls for Three Percent Raise for Educators"
News release posted 12-8-2010.
"Public Survey on Education"
Click here for survey results. Posted 9-1-2010.
"Survey Shows Concern About Loss of Teachers"
News release (First of three) posted 9-1-2010.
"Virginians Are Happy With Public Schools"
News release (Second of three) posted 9-1-2010.
"Virginians Believe Low Teacher Salaries Harm School Quality"
News release (Third of three) posted 9-1-2010.
"Federal Funds to Help Schools and Economy"
News release posted 8-12-2010.
"Forgit Hired to Lead Virginia Education Association"
News release posted 7-1-2010.
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