A subcommittee in the General Assembly killed three House bills Friday that could help fund Charlottesville’s school reconfiguration project. Delegates will get a second chance to approve similar bills later this month.
Virginia’s Senate passed bills this week that would allow local governments to use revenue from sales tax increases to fund school construction projects. Lawmakers suspect legislation could pass the House too.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin wants to end masking requirements in schools. Local school districts are pushing back.
“You can’t strand my kid and not tell me,” said Albemarle County Public Schools parent Amanda Urban.
Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, in partnership with the Emergency Food Network, is giving out packages of food to some of their high school students and families over the holiday break. During the pandemic, teachers at the technical education center saw an increasing number of their students’ families were struggling to get enough food. So, last […]
On Monday, local chapters of the Virginia Education Association, which is a union of teachers and school staff, held a demonstration downtown in support of allowing school and other public employees to engage in collective bargaining. The state recently lifted the ban on such collective bargaining that had been in place for decades. TeacherRally_MK01 TeacherRally_MK02 […]
In a partnership with Google, the University of Virginia will offer any current or former students with a Google Career Certificate a $5,000 scholarship to continue their education. Students with a Google Career Certificate in one of its five programs may receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship to UVA’s Continuing Schools of Professionals and Continuing Studies […]
Partisan politics and national issues have seeped into what was once an uncontested race for Albemarle County School Board. Randy Zackrisson jumped into the race for the Samuel Miller District seat on the school board in late August as a write-in candidate because he feared critical race theory was being taught in Albemarle County Public […]
Leah Puryear has served as a member of Charlottesville School Board for more than 15 years. She decided to run in 2006 after a troubling encounter at a school board meeting. “There was a presentation I wanted to hear,” Puryear recalled. “A group of children came out and they happened to know who I was. […]
Lisa Larson-Torres knew when she was elected chair of the Charlottesville City School Board in January 2021 that the job would be difficult — she just had no way of knowing how difficult. When she took the position, City Schools was entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A few months later, Larson-Torres led the […]