VDOE Public Hearings

The Virginia Board of Education will hold a series of public hearings in June, July and August to gather feedback from families, educators, and community members on student expectations, how schools are accredited, and school resources. We hope you can join us for one of the following meetings: Tuesday, June …

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Upcoming VDOE Public Hearings

The Virginia Board of Education will hold a series of public hearings in July and August to gather feedback from families, educators, and community members on student expectations, how schools are accredited, and school resources. We hope you can join us for one of the following meetings: Thursday, July 14 …

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Advocacy News!

For the VCA Advocacy Committee, autumn is the time for advocacy preparation for the 2016 General Assembly session. Since we are writing this after the convention, we’d like to thank all of you who stopped by our table (it was the only one with no candy) to ask questions about …

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VCA Legislative Day!

VCA’S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE DAY   Monday, January 25, 2016 University of Richmond Downtown Advocacy begins with YOU! As many counselors as possible are urged to participate in VCA’s Annual Legislative Day on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Richmond. As a professional counselor, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity to …

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Guidance from Becky Bowers-Lanier

If navigating the world of politicians makes you nervous, yet you want to do all you can to advocate for your profession…. No need to continue wondering what to do. Our very own, Becky Bpwers-Lanier, who is VCA’s lobbyist, has some words of advice for you: CLICK HERE for Becky’s …

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Advocacy Update!

VASC Advocacy Update August 14, 2014 Key Lobbying Efforts Succeed: SOL Reform: HB 930/SB 306 passed this past session and seriously reduced the number of SOLs given in grades 3-8. In addition to a 23% reduction in testing (from 22 to 17) the bills also set up the SOL Innovation …

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Communicating with Your Legislators

  Writing Your Legislator 1.  Write your own senator or delegate. 2.  Write when it is practical. 3.  Be courteous and identify yourself as a school counselor, licensed professional counselor, counselor students, and/or VCA member, and as a constituent.  Give your full address. 4.  Whenever possible, identify bills by number.  …

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