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April 11, 2017
A panel of education experts on Tuesday discussed some of the challenges that educators and policymakers must face to improve early childhood education in America. The “Innovations in Education” discussion at the Paramount Theater was part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s “Future of Ideas” series. The event was ...
June 08, 2016
In the year since the inception of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Early Education Task Force, the county’s Bright Stars program has expanded, county and city officials have endorsed pre-K expansion and grant funding has placed 20 local children in preschool programs. But expanding access to pre-K is only one piece of ...
November 08, 2015
Most Likely to Succeed at the 2015 Virginia Film Festival At the Virginia Film Festival Friday Charlottesville Tomorrow was pleased to co-sponsor with the University of Virginia Curry School of Education the documentary film Most Likely to Succeed. A panel discussion after the showing featured the film's executive producer ...
October 11, 2015
In classrooms throughout the country, glowing touchscreen monitors have replaced chalkboards, and rather than pulling heavy textbooks from their backpacks, students now effortlessly hoist school-issued laptops onto their desks. But one thing many of these products lack is evidence that they benefit student learning. Due to the proliferation of devices ...
April 27, 2015
Just as Virginia’s Standards of Learning exams are used to assess student achievement in the classroom, each year the teachers delivering that instruction face an evaluation process of their own. Locally, educators have reacted well to six of the seven areas in which they are measured. The value that ...
April 23, 2015
The demand for access to high-quality preschool for the area’s most-at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds is outpacing the supply that Charlottesville and Albemarle County public schools can provide. Currently, about 250 4-year-olds in the city and county need pre-K education, the United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area estimates. To discuss that ...
February 28, 2014
Second in a series exploring local education budget initiatives Last year, 85 children found themselves on the waiting list for Bright Stars—Albemarle’s preschool program for at-risk four-year-olds. This year, that number rose to 90. Now, in addition to the program’s unmet needs, Bright Stars is facing unexpected ...