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International educators unite behind local teacher’s World Peace Game

A representative from the United Nations stood up. “I believe we have solved the crisis of ethnic cleansing,” she said. The room erupted with applause. The accomplishment was announced at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on Thursday, where elementary and middle school students gathered for a weeklong camp to solve the world’s crises […]

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Charlottesville Schools revising dress code policies

Charlottesville secondary schools are working to implement revised dress codes for the coming academic year. The changes will be most evident in the language used to describe what appropriate attire is and how enforcement is handled by teachers and administrators. The effort to change the dress code arose at Charlottesville High School, where student activists […]

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Community leaders honored at EPOCH awards brunch

When he began work at age 9 as a dishwasher at the Virginian restaurant on the Corner, Melvin Walker said Saturday he never imagined he would be standing at a podium at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel more than five decades later, receiving an award in recognition of his entrepreneurial and business success. Walker was one […]

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Summer camp for children with disabilities honors Robin and Mani Aldridge

The Charlottesville and Albemarle parks and recreation departments have partnered to create a summer camp in honor of Robin and Mani Aldridge, a mother and daughter who were killed in December. Robin was a beloved special-needs preschool teacher in Albemarle County Public Schools. Mani, a student at Charlottesville High School, often assisted in Robin’s summer […]

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Albemarle Schools releases mobile application

Albemarle County Public Schools recently launched a mobile app, the newest initiative in an ongoing effort to connect families with technological resources in the schools. “An increasing percentage of parents and students receive information through their mobile devices,” Vincent Scheivert, the school division’s chief information officer, said in a news release. “It’s our hope our […]