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Community reflects on UVA’s Memorial to Enslaved Laborers on eve of dedication

Editor’s note: Although Descendants Day is part of the University of Virginia Memorial to Enslaved Laborers dedication events, it was hosted entirely by the descendant group, Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA. DEC-UVA is an independent nonprofit organization led by descendants of enslaved and free Black laborers at UVA. They can be found on Instagram […]

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Superintendent Atkins retires May 31. The city School Board has until November to name a successor.

The Charlottesville School Board has set into motion its process for finding the division’s new superintendent. The search is the current School Board’s first, as Rosa Atkins was appointed in 2006 — before any incumbent member assumed office. Atkins is slated to retire May 31. “This is really kind of a new ordeal for this […]

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Atkins to retire from Charlottesville City Schools

Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Rosa Atkins late Thursday announced her retirement from the school division. It goes into effect May 31.  Atkins’ retirement comes after 15 years as superintendent of the school division — one of the longest tenures in Virginia.  “I’m so honored to have served the students, families, staff, and community of Charlottesville,” […]

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Businesses brace for another year without typical Final Exercises

Local hospitality businesses weren’t surprised by the University of Virginia’s Wednesday decision to cancel its typical May graduation ceremony due to COVID-19 concerns. Although expected, the call represents another hit to Charlottesville businesses buffeted by pandemic.  A non-pandemic year sees thousands flood into Charlottesville to watch graduating university students walk the Lawn. Families book hotels […]

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When Charlottesville City Schools begins some in-person learning next week, there will be a dearth of buses.

When Charlottesville preschool and elementary schoolers return to in-person learning Monday, few will be arriving on buses. Amid a national shortage in school bus drivers that predated the COVID-19 pandemic, Charlottesville City Schools is urging students to walk, bike or carpool to school. The district has lost 12 bus drivers since September, Sherri Eubanks, pupil transportation […]