I was proud to be a co-patron of Delegate Chris Peace's HB 1389 which establishes college partnership laboratory schools for the purpose of stimulating the development of innovative programs for pre-school through 12th grade students. HB 1389 was part of Governor McDonnell's package of educational reforms. HB 1390 expands charter schools in Virginia by implementing a new process for reconsideration of those that are denied or revoked by local schools boards. This legislation offers new hope for students in chronically failing schools as well as brings new ideas and innovation to the Commonwealth's entire educational system. HB 1390 was also part of Governor McDonnell's Chart School package of educational reforms. I was also a co-patron of HB 1390.