State law might say some government records must be disclosed, but that's not the way many Virginia officials see things.
A statewide test by 13 newspapers to see what happens when Virginians ask about information that state law says officials must disclose shows the state's four-decade-old Freedom of Information Act is widely disregarded.
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Virginia teachers will seek new assurances in the coming legislative session that the class-by-class student test scores used in teacher evaluations aren't released to the public.
The Virginia Education Association also will push for a change in state law to ensure teachers are given notice when anyone requests information from their personnel files, the group's attorney told the state's Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council Wednesday.
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From Richmond Times-Dispatch:
A community activist and a City Hall watchdog are pushing for Richmond’s City Council and its boards and commissions to improve the quality and quantity of information available to the public on the city’s website.
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From Martinsville Bulletin:
A copy of a $600 canceled check and certain credit card statements will be given to Mary Sue Terry by the end of the week, according to statements made Monday in Patrick County Circuit Court.
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