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May 30, 2014
Arysse Catlin has a bright future ahead of him. Set to graduate from William Monroe High School next month, Catlin will study nutrition at James Madison University, where he will receive career mentoring and an internship as part of a scholarship awarded to him by Optima Health. Made possible by ...
May 08, 2014
In the coming weeks, thousands of students in Charlottesville-Albemarle will take Standards of Learning exams. Recently, both school divisions have decried the accountability measure, arguing that standardized testing causes stress and fails to provide a full picture of student learning. However, despite that position, schools are beginning to combat ...
April 16, 2014
The funding future for an “intergenerational learning center” at Yancey Elementary is unclear after the Albemarle School Board met last week. “We need to define what the programming for an intergenerational center is to get a better vision of where we take this,” School Board Chair Ned Galloway said. Dr ...
February 19, 2014
Students in Charlottesville-Albemarle are one step closer to taking fewer Standards of Learning exams during their academic careers. House Bill 930, which proposes a 23 percent reduction in the amount of state SOL tests students take between grades three through eight, passed the Virginia House of Delegates last week ...
February 09, 2014
Thirty-five young men lining the tables of Bonefish Grill are wondering which fork to use for their salads. Now they’re standing up because a lady has excused herself from the table. Now they’re passing the salt and pepper, as instructed, to the right. These are only a few ...
September 26, 2013
Five years ago, on Albemarle High School principal Jay Thomas’ first back-to-school night, a parent presented him with a tough situation. “My child came home today and said she was the only black child in her upper-level class,” the parent wrote to Thomas on a survey response card. “Please explain ...
City planner and urban designer Jeff Speck, a leading expert on how communities around the country can become more livable, walkable and economically viable, suggested in his presentation at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center that by replacing traffic ...Vote Now