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McAuliffe Signs SOL Reform Bill, Vetoes School Prayer Bill

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RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) -

A bill to reform Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) tests is getting a passing grade.

Governor Terry McAuliffe approved the bipartisan measure Friday afternoon. It will reduce the number of tests in grades three through eight, and establish a committee to oversee future changes. For more information on the bill, click here.

The governor also vetoed a school prayer bill Friday.

In a statement, McAuliffe said the bill "infringes upon students' right to be free from coercive prayer and religious messaging." Read the full veto statement here.