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Internship program gives city youth hands-on experience

Justin Jackson’s internship projects at Charlottesville-based nonprofit Computers4Kids include cybersecurity, hacking and video game programming. “I’m a hands-on learner,” Jackson, 15, said, stressing that he prefers when project-based learning is adapted into an environment. This is his third time interning for Computers4Kids, a gig he secured through the Community Attention and Youth Internship Program. Jackson, […]

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Graduation leads to a change of leadership at the CHS Black Student Union

Related Articles: Bryant reflects on Black Student Union, looks toward future Students lead walkout for racial justice and equity This week on WTJU’s Soundboard, Elliott and Billy talk with host Lewis Reining about the transition of leadership at the Black Student Union at Charlottesville High School and what’s next for BSU founder Zyahna Bryant as […]

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Latino Leadership Institute graduates 15 in its first year

The Rev. Jack Podsiadlo, of Richmond’s Sacred Heart Center, drove from Richmond to Albemarle County every Monday evening to teach the Latino Leadership Institute course at the Church of the Incarnation. In times of inclement weather, sometimes he would get back to Richmond around 11 p.m. That didn’t bother Podsiadlo because his students were responding well […]

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*F*A*S*H*I*O*N*, Jefferson’s birthday, and GOP redistricting challenge

Related Articles: No one at public hearing spoke in favor of renaming Cale Elementary Months after renaming comments, Cale’s Albemarle schools legacy still unclear Mayor calls for removal of Lewis and Clark statue This week on WTJU’s Soundboard, Billy, Ali, Norah, and Elliott discuss race and legacy in Charlottesville and Albemarle. Billy describes public support […]

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No one at public hearing spoke in favor of renaming Cale Elementary

Related Articles: Committee on potentially renaming Cale Elementary to hear from family before decision Months after renaming comments, Cale’s Albemarle schools legacy still unclear People who knew former Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Paul H. Cale, the namesake of Cale Elementary School, lauded him during a public hearing Tuesday for his efforts in handling integration […]

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Community gets update on Charlottesville’s newly designed gifted program

Related articles: Charlottesville’s Youth Council conducts focus group on equity issues Charlottesville School Board gets update on direction of gifted program In hopes to better serve students equitably in a recommended model of the Charlottesville City Schools’ gifted program, Quest, the board approved on Thursday superintendent Rosa Askins to seek funding from the city for […]

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Charlottesville educators bring school to students after threat

With school closed due to an online threat, Charlottesville City Schools employees came together Friday morning to march through neighborhoods and provide lunch at Westhaven Recreation Center. “It was kind of an organic thing. We didn’t have a plan past that, really,” said Charlottesville High School Principal Eric Irizarry. “We started to tweet things out […]

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Rooker to head review of Cale Elementary name

Dennis S. Rooker, a former Albemarle County supervisor, has been appointed to lead a committee reviewing the namesake of Cale Elementary School, county schools Superintendent Matt Haas recently announced. Scrutiny of former Superintendent Paul H. Cale began in October when a presentation on the educational experience of African-Americans in Albemarle referenced a 1956 magazine article […]