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City of Charlottesville Wins 2018 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the City of Charlottesville with its first 2018 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of program recognition, for its creative approach to supporting WaterSense and promoting water efficiency in 2017. The City of Charlottesville received one of 21 WaterSense awards today at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference for […]

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Charlottesville High School on-time graduation rate rises to 92.6 percent

Continuing a pattern of growth, the Charlottesville High School on-time graduation rate rose to 92.6 percent for the class of 2018, which exceeds the state’s overall rate. The drop-out rate fell to 4.8 percent, also superior to the state’s rate. The on-time graduation rate also rose for African-American students in Charlottesville, hitting 88.3 percent. Since […]

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Albemarle County Public Schools’ On-Time Graduation Rate Tops Statewide Rate for 11th Consecutive Year

The on-time graduation rate for Albemarle County Public Schools once again exceeded the statewide rate in Virginia, according to a report issued this week by the state department of education. An on-time graduation means that a student completed his or her high school studies within a four-year period. The measure first was established in 2006, […]

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UVA Research Park Becomes First Certified “Ready Site” In Region

VEDP certifies UVA Research Park as Tier Four – Infrastructure Ready Charlottesville, VA, October 2, 2018 – A 253-acre site at the University of Virginia Research Park is now certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia as infrastructure ready through the Virginia Business Ready Site Program (VBRSP). The VBRSP is a discretionary program administered by the […]

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2018 Farm-to-School Week

City Schoolyard Garden (CSG) & Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) announce Virginia’s 2018 Farm-to-School Week & Charlottesville’s second annual Healthy Schools Week: Please join us in celebrating, across the district, Virginia’s Farm-to-School Week and Charlottesville’s Healthy Schools Week on October 1, 2018-October 5, 2018. What: City Schoolyard Garden celebrates Farm to School Week/Healthy Schools Week with […]

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City of Charlottesville releases cost estimate for public safety work during August 10-13, 2018

The City of Charlottesville incurred expenses in personnel, materials, and mutual aid totaling $921,334 during August 10-13, 2018 as part of the public safety work for the first anniversary of the tragic events of 2017.   The City of Charlottesville received significant support from the Virginia State Police, Albemarle County, the University of Virginia, and […]

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PVCC Network2Work program receives $10,000 gift from Bank of America

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 Economic Mobility grant to Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation for the College’s Network2Work program. The program connects job seekers with the skills and resources they need to become valued employees and helps employers find quality employees, and it is a partnership between PVCC and […]

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25th Anniversary Virginia Festival of the Book Announces Headliners and Opens Ticket Sales

A program of Virginia Humanities, the 25th anniversary Virginia Festival of the Book will be held March 20-24, 2019, in various locations in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Announced yesterday evening at an event sponsored by the Miller School of Albemarle at the Jefferson School City Center, the 2019 Festival will feature the following headliners, representing […]

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Dr. Bernard Hairston Appointed Assistant Superintendent for School Community Empowerment

Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Matthew Haas announced today that Dr. Bernard Hairston, the school division’s Chief of Community Engagement, has been appointed Assistant Superintendent for School Community Empowerment. In his new role, Dr. Hairston will be responsible for expanding the participation and input of students, teachers, administrators, staff, and community partners in developing […]