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Farm to School Week 2015

To celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week, the Local Food Hub is providing cafeterias in six school districts with locally-sourced fruit, vegetables, meat and other products. On Tuesday, the Local Food Hub’s Julie King visited Jackson-Via Elementary School, where the students this week will enjoy fresh greens, apple cider, red potatoes, broccoli, sweet potatoes and […]

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Albemarle School Board at-large candidates react to state study

The three candidates hoping to fill the at-large seat on the Albemarle County School Board have opinions about the future of online learning. Reacting to language in “Efficiency and Effectiveness of K-12 Spending,” a recent study conducted by Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the School Board hopefuls addressed a number of the report’s […]

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Social entrepreneurship focus of conference at UVa

More than 250 government and business leaders packed Newcomb Hall at the University of Virginia recently to learn about a creative financing tool aimed at solving social problems. Under the innovative funding mechanism — known as pay for success bonds, or social impact bonds — private investors put up money and manage a public project. […]

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Albemarle School Board eyes elementary world languages, professional development in budget

In response to a request from Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Pam Moran, the Albemarle School Board on Thursday discussed new initiatives they would like to see in Moran’s funding request, which she is scheduled to deliver to the board in January. The conversation comes on the heels of news that the division is projecting […]

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School redistricting committee looks to Greer Elementary, Jack Jouett Middle for relief

Next year, Greer Elementary School’s entire fifth grade class might be housed at Jack Jouett Middle School. The potential scenario—to be presented for public feedback Sept. 29 at Albemarle High School—comes after significant lobbying by parents and Jouett principal Kathryn Baylor to hold the largely at-risk population of students at Greer and Jouett harmless from […]

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Locals pitch ideas at TEDx open mic night

Jenn Horne, who teaches English at Charlottesville High School, wonders what would happen if schools stopped tracking students by academic level. “What if teaching this way is a viable solution when we are faced with an achievement gap; a stratification that looks like segregation?” Horne asked. “I’m teaching de-tracked, unleveled English in order to kill […]