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Charlottesville School Board to consider monthly delayed openings

As early as January 2016, Charlottesville High School students might find themselves with a new class schedule that includes one delayed opening per month. According to Jill Dahl, Charlottesville High’s principal, the monthly late start — which would come at no additional cost — will afford teachers time to meet for targeted professional development. “Professional […]

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Charlottesville School Board seeks SOL flexibility from Richmond

  The Charlottesville School Board wants some students to receive greater flexibility when determining whether or not they have passed select state-mandated Standards of Learning exams. Students who are English Language Learners should be given credit accommodations when their test scores fall just below passing, the School Board told Del. David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, and […]

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Local officials, child development experts discuss ‘free-range’ parenting

In December 2014, the Montgomery County Department of Child Protective Services investigated two Maryland parents for neglect after they let their children — aged 10 and 6 — walk home unsupervised from a park about a mile from their house. Ultimately, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv said they practice “free-range” parenting — a movement aimed at […]

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CATEC Automotive Career Week

This week, students enrolled in the Automotive Transportation Department at the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center will hear from numerous industry representatives, including colleges, trade schools and local employers. This year, about 50–or 21 percent–of CATEC’s students are enrolled in the school’s automotive and auto body courses.

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CATEC to offer computer network certifications

Next school year, the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center will roll out two new academies to launch the school’s recent strategic planning efforts. On Tuesday, CATEC officials announced during a joint meeting between the Charlottesville School Board, the Albemarle County School Board and the CATEC Board a potential partnership that could see students obtain a […]

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Albemarle School Board candidates outline priorities

Five of the seven seats on the Albemarle County School Board are up for election Nov. 3, and while two of those races are uncontested, almost half of the board next year will be composed of new faces. Both Jason Buyaki and Steve Koleszar, who represent the Rivanna and Scottsville districts, respectively, are running unopposed. […]

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Curry School partnership to address effectiveness of classroom technology

In classrooms throughout the country, glowing touchscreen monitors have replaced chalkboards, and rather than pulling heavy textbooks from their backpacks, students now effortlessly hoist school-issued laptops onto their desks. But one thing many of these products lack is evidence that they benefit student learning. Due to the proliferation of devices cropping up in schools, the […]