I’m using this graphic of Hampton Roads because there are some who want to change it – again. Kerry Daugherty has a column today about it. Most folks outside of the region that I run into have never bought into the Hampton Roads moniker, anyway. They still call it Tidewater.
Virginia Beach is going to allow electronic gadgets, including tablets, in the classroom. The devices will be required to use the school’s WiFi networks, which limits the sites that they can visit. Personally, I have no problem with allowing these things in the classroom. If it helps the kids learn, I’m for it. I am concerned, though, that such things not get in the way of learning. School teachers have enough on their plates; they don’t need to add tech support to their obligations.
A Norfolk panel has recommended that older students be allowed to have cell phones in school. This is a no-brainer in my mind. The kids should be able to have them – as long as they are not in use during the day.
Finally, former Del. Phil Hamilton has filed an appeal of his conviction, based on the trial court judge’s allowing of emails between Hamilton and his wife into evidence at trial. The attorneys say this violated marital privilege. If nothing else, this is going to be interesting to watch.