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City schools home in on equity goals at second forum

Overhauling gifted education and developing a more diverse teaching staff were among the priorities of stakeholders who attended Charlottesville City Schools’ community forum on equity Tuesday night. At the forum, ideas generated by discussion groups at the first community forum in October and a separate forum for school staff were displayed on four posters in […]

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Conference highlights needs, accomplishments of women in tech community

Charlottesville Women in Tech hosted the inaugural SWITCH ON! summit Friday at CitySpace. A morning session, open to all community members, featured presentations on the status, needs and accomplishments of women in the Charlottesville technology community. An afternoon session offered a women-only workshop with activities aimed at augmenting professional networks and career opportunities. Speakers at […]

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United Way task force briefed on state’s plans for preschool

On Wednesday a group of local educators, nonprofit executives and business leaders discussed ways to improve Virginia’s early childhood programs with the state’s first chief school readiness officer. Jenna Conway was appointed this summer as chief deputy of the Virginia Department of Education, where she oversees the early childhood initiatives of Va. Gov. Ralph S. […]

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County plans for public-private partnerships move forward

At a joint meeting Monday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the county School Board continued their discussion of policy changes that would allow the county to develop school and community facilities through public-private partnerships. “As we evolve this community, as we entertain economic development, as we encounter more complex projects, [public-private partnerships] really […]