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June 01, 2017
Albemarle County Public Schools superintendent Pam Moran has attended many high school graduation ceremonies in her 11 years on the job. She said that Murray High School’s never fails to inspire. “Murray is unique,” Moran said at the school's graduation on Thursday. “There is nothing that captures my ...
April 13, 2016
Walking through a mass of middle- and high-school students dishing out high fives, shaking his short dreadlocks and rapping, “We can change the way people act … Let’s scream and shout that we want peace,” Emmanuel Jal looks like he was born with a mic in his hand. That could ...
March 28, 2016
Some seven months after the Community Public Charter School took up residence at Murray High School, proponents of the Albemarle County school say the move is not everything they had hoped it would be. The school, which serves grades six through eight, is at its capacity of 50 students. In ...
September 17, 2015
Following some mid-summer operational uncertainties, and a location change, the Community Public Charter School last week renewed its charter with the Albemarle County School Board. The 2015-16 school year marks the eighth for the charter middle school that serves about 50 students in grades six through eight who benefit from ...
July 19, 2015
The Community Public Charter School, a charter middle school in Albemarle County that operates on both public and private funds, is facing a cloudy financial forecast. The school’s leadership has told the Albemarle School Board that securing the funds needed to maintain innovative programming and, in part, to pay ...
April 16, 2015
One of Albemarle County’s schools is moving. In August, students who attend the Community Public Charter School — currently housed in the basement of Burley Middle — will go to class at Murray High. “Right now, CPCS has a few classrooms dedicated to it in Burley’s basement, but beyond that ...
December 12, 2014
Some of Albemarle County’s students are learning on their own terms. During a School Board meeting Thursday, Ashby Kindler, principal of the Community Public Charter School, provided an update on Albemarle’s alternative middle school. “Many students don’t have an opportunity to shine in large schools, and middle ...
June 23, 2014
Students sit quietly in Kathryn Durkee’s dimly lit middle school classroom, studying an element from the Periodic Table. The room in Albemarle’s Community Public Charter School feels more like a spa than a classroom: soft music chimes in the background, a fish tank’s running water produces a ...