Related Articles: County schools’ CIP projects are at $181M. How many pertain to equity? City schools set to reimagine Quest gifted program How soon will city schools reconfigure Walker, Buford? This week on WTJU’s Soundboard, Charlottesville City Schools is making big changes to its gifted program following criticism from students and parents. Plus Ty Cooper […]
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City schools set to reimagine Quest gifted program
The academic year for Charlottesville City Schools begins Wednesday with big changes in the division’s gifted program, Quest, although the road to these adjustments wasn’t easy for Superintendent Rosa Atkins. Atkins faced backlash for requesting $620,000 from the city out of the normal budgeting cycle to hire eight gifted specialists to strengthen the changes to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Bryant reflects on Black Student Union, looks toward future
Zyahna Bryant said she bumped into some of her black friends in the hallways of Charlottesville High School, but there weren’t too many of them in her Advanced Placement courses. Bryant wanted to see them more — and it was one of the reasons why she was inspired to launch the Black Student Union in […]