CHARLOTTESVILLE — Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation today establishing college and university lab schools as another option to educate Virginia’s public school children.
McDonnell signed the legislation at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, which the governor said has expressed an interest in hosting one of the lab schools.
“College partnership laboratory schools will give public school students new opportunities to learn in a challenging environment, taught by great teachers from Virginia’s universities,“ McDonnell said in a statement.
Also, per this, it might give university professors new opportunities to learn in a challenging environment, taught by kids arriving way behind grade level who don't respond to pie-in-the-sky pedagogy, and by great schoolteachers, who've generated practical ways to get kids to succeed.