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August 03, 2018
Benjamin F. Yancey Elementary School and its predecessors have anchored Southern Albemarle's African-American community for almost 150 years. In 2017, Albemarle County closed the school in response to low enrollment and a loss of funding. Its 110 students divided into two neighboring school districts, Scottsville and Red Hill. Ericka ...
April 21, 2018
Eliza Vesga, 11, has been able to understand some Spanish since she was little. Klei Stanford, 10, started learning Spanish this year when he moved from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Charlottesville. Eliza and Klei might never have known each other if they had not been chosen to emcee El Espectaculo ...
February 27, 2017
Jackson-Via Elementary School has taken a page from the “Harry Potter” series by sorting students into “houses,” like the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, the house system at the school is designed to teach students about far-off places in the real world. At the beginning of second ...
March 03, 2015
Each week, Daniel Stolkowski, a Chinese teacher at Charlottesville High School, spends one day covering an element of Chinese culture. On Tuesday, Laurie Craddock and Michael Manto of Atlas Coffee led the class in making vegetarian dumplings.
January 28, 2015
After one week and two work sessions in the fiscal year 2016 budget process, Albemarle County Public School’s gloomy financial picture isn’t becoming any clearer. “Overall, this request is a very modest request,” Jackson Zimmerman, director of finance for the school division, told the board during a recent ...
January 07, 2015
In the near future, more and more of Albemarle County’s elementary students might be receiving instruction in a language other than English. During a recent update to the county’s School Board, schools officials briefed the division’s leadership on plans to expand world language instruction to all of ...
September 26, 2014
In the coming years, the language you hear Albemarle County’s elementary school teachers speaking might not be limited to English. While particulars such as the pace and scale of the program’s roll out, and which languages would be offered are yet to be determined, the Albemarle School Board ...
February 27, 2014
First in a series exploring local education budget initiatives Next year, a group of Cale Elementary students may spend half the school day learning in Spanish. At a recent parent information session at Cale, principal Lisa Jones and Albemarle County School’s world languages facilitator Russell Carlock introduced a proposal ...
February 25, 2014
Albemarle County Public Schools parents and teachers spoke out in support of the School Board’s $164.3 million funding request Monday before the Albemarle Board of Supervisors. Despite County Executive Tom Foley’s proposed real estate tax increase of 1.7 cents per $100 of assessed value, the Schools ...
February 05, 2014
Parents, teachers, and principals packed Lane Auditorium last week to say they value small class sizes and innovative teaching. The comments came during a public hearing on the Albemarle County Schools superintendent’s $164.28 million funding request. The budget request to the School Board represents a six percent jump ...
January 31, 2014
Parents, teachers, and principals packed Lane Auditorium Thursday to provide feedback on the Superintendent’s $164.28 million funding request. The budget request to the School Board represents a six percent jump from last year’s $155.3 million, and comes on the heels of an estimated $6.76 million ...
October 31, 2013
The three candidates who are running for the Albemarle County School Board are focused firmly on the future. At a candidate forum at Greer Elementary Wednesday, incumbents Pam Moynihan and Eric Strucko, and first-time candidate Kate Acuff, presented their views on technology’s role in instruction, upcoming budget priorities, and ...
October 26, 2013
While the three candidates for the Charlottesville School Board are running unopposed, the issues awaiting their next terms in office will prove more complex than the current campaigns. At a candidate forum at Johnson Elementary Wednesday, incumbents Ned Michie, Leah Puryear, and Juan Wade fielded questions ranging from the division ...
June 11, 2013
Two rising seniors from Charlottesville High School will continue their studies this summer in Jordan and Tajikistan. Carman Drake will study Arabic in Amman, Jordan and Richard Potter will study Persian in Tajikistan. The two received merit-based scholarships to participate in the U.S. Department of State National Security Language ...
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