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UVa researchers recommend exploring private investment for funding pre-K for 3-year-olds

A division of the University of Virginia recently recommended that Albemarle County and Charlottesville take a serious look at using private investment to fund preschool programs for economically disadvantaged 3-year-olds. The Pay for Success Lab, which operates out of the Social Entrepreneurship program at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public […]

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Councilors mull school budget challenges as poverty, enrollment grow

Charlottesville schools are facing enrollment numbers that are growing faster than the division’s budget, increasing student poverty rates and the possibility of crowded classrooms, schools staff told the City Council on Thursday. A presentation by the city school division’s budget director, Kim Powell, showed that the division’s budget has grown by 16 percent since 2008, […]

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County schools to address hourly-wage salary compression, see increase in local revenue

Albemarle County schools staff Tuesday presented a plan to raise the minimum hourly rate for division classified staff from $9.75 to $10 an hour to alleviate salary compression. The move would also bring employees with at least eight years’ experience into the middle salary range of Albemarle’s competitive market – a list of similar localities […]

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Independent files for Charlottesville City Council run

An information technology manager at the software firm Health Data Services is the first candidate to file paperwork to run for Charlottesville City Council in 2017. Stanford Dale Woodson, 31, grew up outside Scottsville and attended Fluvanna County High School. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a degree in sociology. After […]

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Borrowed and Blue poised for greater success

Charlottesville-based online wedding marketplace Borrowed and Blue recently closed a Series A fundraising round that company officials hope will propel the business past its competition. The 22-employee firm, headquartered on Market Street, raised $7 million in a campaign that ended in October, company co-founder and CEO Adam Healey said. The fundraising effort was led by […]