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City and county schools make plans to provide internet access for virtual learning

Angela Bufford is a mother of six living in Albemarle County who worries that her family’s Wi-Fi will be inadequate for online learning. Her children will attend Monticello High School, Walton Middle School and Red Hill Elementary School this fall. “One child would come home, back when they were in school, and they would get […]

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Special: Ongoing schools coverage during COVID-19 pandemic

Do you have any local questions about COVID-19 and public education? Contact Billy Jean Louis at bjeanlouis@cvilletomorrow.org, Jessie Higgins at jhiggins@cvilletomorrow.org and Marie Ungar at mungar@cvilletomorrow.org; visit our Facebook page or send us a direct message on Twitter @cvilletomorrow.  Our newsroom has made the commitment to dig deep and focus on working for you, our community, to help answer […]

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UVA students have until next week to declare intention to return to Grounds

The University of Virginia won’t know how many students are returning to Grounds and from which regions these students are coming until Aug. 5. UVA spokesperson Brian Coy explained that on Saturday, students will receive their final class assignments, which will let them know how many of their classes will be online or in-person. “There […]

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City and county preschool programs unprepared to speak about plans for the fall

As Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools plan for schools to reopen in the fall, both districts are considering the possibilities of a fully online or a partially in-person opening. While both districts have outlined and publicly discussed a variety of options and contingency plans for K-12 students over the past few weeks, […]

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As COVID-19 numbers rise, local officials urge caution

Virginia was among states with a downward-trending number of COVID-19 cases throughout May and part of June, and it proceeded into its third phase of reopening on July 1st. Now, two weeks later, numbers for statewide and local cases have increased. Local officials are reminding residents to remain vigilant and take precautions — with Charlottesville’s […]

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Teachers, parents weigh in as Charlottesville City Schools plan for fall

On Monday, the Charlottesville School Board met to discuss the updated learning plan for the fall. The working plan includes a second draft of attendance options that offers each student the choice between online-only education and a hybrid of online and in-person instruction. The hybrid option for K-6 students includes four days of in-person classes, […]

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SCOTUS ruling and Virginia Values Act will protect LGBTQ+ Virginians in the workplace and beyond

In September 2012, Charley Burton was interviewed by a reporter while staffing a table for Black Transmen Inc., an advocacy organization of which he is a founding board member, at Charlottesville Pride. When he came into work that Monday, he found the article on the break room table. He recounted being approached by an older […]

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Dark Marquees: Theaters and performing artists find ways to weather shutdown

Related Articles: Dark Marquees: How Charlottesville-based artists are dealing with the shutdown Dark Marquees: The future of live entertainment in Charlottesville Dark Marquees: Live music venues With events cancelled and the work of volunteers paused, local theater nonprofits are finding new ways to connect with the community and calling on donors to help them outlast […]