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60 years later: Charlottesville Twelve reflects on city schools integration

Related Articles: Minorities face challenges in securing STEM jobs In the Principal’s Office: On-time graduation rate at CHS continues to increase under Irizarry Charlottesville’s Youth Council conducts focus group on equity issues Sixty years ago, when Donald Martin enrolled at Lane High School, now the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road, he said he […]

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In the Principal’s Office: On-time graduation rate at CHS continues to increase under Irizarry

Eric Irizarry didn’t always know he wanted to go into the education field. In fact, he said he didn’t know what he wanted to do for his undergraduate degree.  After working for a public housing community in Wilmington, North Carolina, he realized he enjoyed working with children in after school program. While serving for the […]

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This nonprofit aims to remedy the achievement gap by donating 10 books to each kindergartner in 19 schools.

On a typical weeknight before bed, Anton Largader reads to his daughter, Agnor-Hurt Elementary School kindergartner Adrienne. But now he plans to read to her even more. That’s because a nonprofit founded 41 years ago by Jeanna Beker in New York City, Soho Center, has added to Adrienne’s collections of books. The center donates 300,000 […]

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Education update + Reflecting on Aug. 12

Related Articles: How soon will city schools reconfigure Walker, Buford? County schools’ CIP projects are at $181M. How many pertain to equity? As local funds deplete survivors call for continued donations, McAuliffe to donate as well Just in time for back-to-school, Billy gives Soundboard listeners an update on infrastructure projects at Albemarle County and Charlottesville […]

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County schools’ CIP projects are at $181M. How many pertain to equity?

Within the next three years, Albemarle County Public Schools aims to conduct a middle school facility planning study as well as consider adding one additional elevator to its two-story buildings as part of the division’s $181 million capital improvement plan projects. The middle school facility planning study and elevator projects will cost about $500,000 and […]

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How soon will city schools reconfigure Walker, Buford?

Students at Charlottesville City Schools go through several transitions as they advance from elementary to middle school because of the division’s middle school model. This is a problem that school officials said they’re aiming to rectify. Walker Upper Elementary School houses fifth and sixth grade. Buford Middle School houses seventh and eighth grade. The city […]

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City Council set to approve funding for Atkins’ gifted specialists

Changes to Charlottesville City Schools’ gifted program, Quest, are slated to be presented to the City Council on Monday evening when the division seeks the final approval of funds to hire additional specialists to strengthen the new model. Superintendent Rosa Atkins said it is important to present the changes to councilors because the division made […]

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Former students, family speak on how they remember Superintendent Cale

While many family members and former students praised former Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Paul H. Cale, the namesake of Cale Elementary School, for his efforts to integrate county schools, a 1964 graduate of Burley High School said she felt “offended” by the superintendent’s word usage. The incident occurred at a morning assembly in the […]