VA House Approves East Sea Textbook Change - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

VA House Approves East Sea Textbook Change

Posted: Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - New textbooks for Virginia's students could note that the Sea of Japan is also known as the East Sea.
    
The Virginia House of Delegates approved Thursday a bill requiring the state Board of Education to only approve textbooks that use both names for the body of water that separates Japan and South Korea. The Virginia Senate has already approved a similar proposal, which Gov. Terry McAuliffe has indicated he supports and will sign into law.
    
The two countries have been waging a proxy battle in the Virginia General Assembly over the bill. The Embassy of Japan hired lobbyists to derail it, while several hundred Korean Americans came to the General Assembly to show support for the measure.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Free Tuition Contest

    Free Tuition Contest

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Hurricane Churning Up Dangerous Rip Currents

    Hurricane Churning Up Dangerous Rip Currents

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:39:59 GMT
    REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) - Beach patrol officials in Delaware and Maryland are warning late-summer beachgoers of dangerous rip currents.    While Hurricane Cristobal is expected to stay well off the East Coast,More >>
    REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) - Beach patrol officials in Delaware and Maryland are warning late-summer beachgoers of dangerous rip currents.    While Hurricane Cristobal is expected to stay well off the East Coast,More >>
  • AAA Projects Increase In Labor Day Travel In VA

    AAA Projects Increase In Labor Day Travel In VA

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:31:44 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at leastMore >>
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at leastMore >>
  • Salisbury Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Abusing Minors

    Salisbury Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Abusing Minors

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:05:25 GMT
    WICOMICO CO., Md. - A Salisbury man will spend the next three decades behind bars, after sexually abusing two children.More >>
    WICOMICO CO., Md. - A Salisbury man will spend the next three decades behind bars, after sexually abusing two children. On Tuesday, 65-year-old James Guy, Sr., pleased guilty and was convicted of sexually abusing two minors. A Judge then sentenced Guy to 30 years in the Division of Corrections.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.