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New initiative aims to ‘level the playing field’ for Albemarle students

This fall, the Social, Emotional and Academic Development program will begin its three-year pilot in Albemarle County’s four urban-ring elementary schools — Agnor-Hurt, Cale, Greer and Woodbrook — as part of the school division’s new Equity and Access Initiative. The goal of the SEAD project is to help students reach their full potential and have […]

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County schools to address hourly-wage salary compression, see increase in local revenue

Albemarle County schools staff Tuesday presented a plan to raise the minimum hourly rate for division classified staff from $9.75 to $10 an hour to alleviate salary compression. The move would also bring employees with at least eight years’ experience into the middle salary range of Albemarle’s competitive market – a list of similar localities […]

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Albemarle schools budget to address poverty, achievement gaps

Albemarle County Public Schools will try to focus more resources next year on the division’s neediest students, school officials said. The division has grown overall over the last several years, but its most dramatic growth has been in immigrant and refugee students, non-English-proficient students and those who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program, […]

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Public education officials gather to discuss future

The leaders of each of the area’s biggest public education institutions have varied stories about what drew them to careers in education, but all agree that schools and universities must evolve to keep up with rapidly evolving technology. University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, Piedmont Virginia Community College President Frank Friedman, Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent […]