VPM Daily Newscast: April 11, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of April 11, 2023:
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
Next week, the Virginia Board of Education will consider changes to how schools across the state are scored and measured as effective — part of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s push to raise standards and increase transparency about student test scores.
Youngkin administration officials proposed adding two new indicators: annual student pass rates for reading and math. Current school-quality metrics combine students who pass state standardized tests with those who showed significant growth since the prior year.
Reported by VPM News’ Phil Liles
Firehouse Theatre along West Broad Street in Richmond is wrapping up a festival of four new one-act plays this week. Each was written by a local first responder and details their experiences on the front lines.
Betty Migliaccio has worked as a firefighter for the city of Richmond for nearly a decade. Her story, "Eight Buttons," is a flashback triggered by the death of a colleague.
“Some of the topics are hard to hear,” Migliaccio said.
In other news:
- Experts link graves to one of nation's oldest Black churches (The Associated Press)
- Close Encounters: Bald eagles spotted in Kempsville area of Virginia Beach (The Virginian-Pilot)
- IW planners look to prohibit post-public hearing remarks (Windsor Weekly)
In case you missed it:
- A Virginia budget deal is unlikely until June. Here's what that could mean. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Hounded by baseless voter fraud allegations, an entire county's election staff quits in Virginia (NBC News)