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Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center send their students in need home with bags of food for the holiday break

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 […]

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PHOTOS: Local teachers unions rally in support of collective bargaining

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 […]

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Students with Google Career Certificates are eligible for a scholarship to finish their four year degrees at UVA

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 […]

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Critical race theory has suddenly become a key issue in the only contested Albemarle County School Board race

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 […]

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In her bid for a fifth term on Charlottesville School Board, Leah Puryear says she brings experience and commitment to empowering children

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. […]

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Lisa Larson-Torres wants to continue equity work in second term on Charlottesville City School Board

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 […]