Roanoke Valley’s newest senator should show he values education.
Beginning in 2014, all Virginia high school students will be able to earn an associate’s degree simultaneously with their high school diploma. It’s a change lawmakers and educators embrace since it gives industrious students a leg up in completing college or in having marketable skills to immediately enter the workforce.
Public schools and community colleges are working on articulation agreements that will allow more high schoolers to attend classes on the college campuses. Yet lawmakers have yet to remove a major obstacle, the Kings Dominion Law that could prevent students from attending the first two weeks of the fall semester.