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The Walker playground project is almost underway. Here’s what you need to know.

Related Articles: Parents say traveling to Burnley-Moran without a vehicle feels unsafe Community members take to the streets over underfunded schools What does learning look like in high-quality preschools? Starting this fall, students coming to Walker Upper Elementary School should have an enhanced place to play. The new playground project has been funded through grants […]

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In the Principal’s Office: Western Albemarle’s McLaughlin reflects on his interim term

Related Articles: In the Principal’s Office: Cale Elementary’s Wells talks about the benefits of dual language program In the Principal’s Office: Murray High’s Ratliff reflects on Charter Schools While participating in the study abroad program Semester at Sea during his junior year at the University of Pittsburgh, Patrick McLaughlin changed his course. Part of the […]

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Parents say traveling to Burnley-Moran without a vehicle feels unsafe

Related Articles: Internship program gives city youth hands-on experience Charlottesville School Board gets update on direction of gifted program Thursday morning, Kyle Savage walked his 7-year-old daughter, Adeline, from the Woolen Mills neighborhood to Burnley-Moran Elementary School on the U.S. 250 Bypass. The nearly 10-minute commute on school days allows the pair to bond and […]

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What does learning look like in high-quality preschools?

Related Articles: What’s the state of early education in Charlottesville-Albemarle? Iris Davis, a parent of a 5-year-old in Quaneilia “Shay” Carter-Shifflett’s preschool class, said she enjoys the diversity that the early education program at Woodbrook Elementary School offers. “My child is learning Spanish and English,” Davis said, adding that the class also goes on field […]

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Soundboard: Access To Early Childhood Education

Related Article: What’s the state of early education in Charlottesville-Albemarle? Access To Early Childhood Education Credit: WTJU Gov. Ralph Northam is pushing for a huge increase in funding for early childhood education programs. Billy Jean Louis and Elliott Robinson give us the local perspective. Plus, “The Corner” music scene, past and present.

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Community members take to the streets over underfunded schools

When local schools are underfunded, Angela Ciolfi said she’s worried that students might not receive an education that meets their needs. That leads to students not getting opportunities that would allow them to be ready for college or to be career-ready, she said. Ciolfi, whose daughter, Wallis Barratt, attends Johnson Elementary School, was among nearly […]

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Soundboard: School Board Goals & Mental Health and Recovery in Charlottesville

Related Articles: Transparency in city schools’ gifted program among Bryson Morsberger’s priorities City School Board’s McKeever prioritizes Walker-Buford reconfiguration as she serves second term as chair School Board Goals & Mental Health and Recovery in Charlottesville Credit: WTJU New Charlottesville City School Board member Lashundra Bryson Morsberger plans to focus on inequities in the school […]

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What’s the state of early education in Charlottesville-Albemarle?

Related Articles: Preschool symposium promotes responsive approaches to childhood trauma Education secretary visits JABA preschool Families making the move from waiting list to preschool classrooms This is the first of a three-part series As preschool initiatives become more prevalent ― such as statewide plans to create pilot programs for 3-year-old ― Charlottesville City Schools and […]

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City School Board’s McKeever prioritizes Walker-Buford reconfiguration as she serves second term as chair

Related Articles: City Council set to approve funding for Atkins’ gifted specialists Fairley reflects on equity for city’s young people Walker’s pre-engineering course to give students hands-on experience Identifying an architectural firm to design and plan the Walker-Buford reconfiguration project and leveraging private money to complete the project are among Jennifer McKeever’s priorities in her […]

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The county schools boast four specialization programs. How can students get accepted?

Related Articles: Albemarle’s School Board is holding its first meeting of 2020. What’s on the agenda? County schools’ CIP projects are at $181M. How many pertain to equity? Mountain View recommended as new name of Cale Elementary The Highlights The specialization programs are MESA, HMSA, ESA, Center I Programs’ requirements and deadline to apply Diversifying […]