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MESA students win big at regional science fair

Albemarle High School student Jee-Ho Kim found inspiration for an award-winning science project in the depths of city sewers. Kim, a junior in Albemarle’s Math, Engineering and Science Academy, recently was chosen as one of two Grand Award winners at the 2018 Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair. Her project examined “fatbergs,” huge masses of congealed […]

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CIC opens workspace for local entrepreneurs

The Community Investment Collaborative hopes its new co-working space gives budding small-business owners a foothold in downtown Charlottesville before they brave the city’s crowded real estate market. CIC hosted an open house Friday to introduce the co-working space, dubbed the Collaborative, which is within the organization’s offices at the Citizens Commonwealth Center on Preston Avenue. […]

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Plans to memorialize local lynching victim moving along

Fluvanna County held a memorial ceremony on Tuesday for William Young, a victim of an 1892 lynching in Palmyra. A similar commemoration is gaining momentum in Charlottesville. On March 19, Charlottesville’s City Council voted, 4-0, to expedite its plans to memorialize John Henry James, the victim of an 1898 lynching in Albemarle County. Councilor Mike […]

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CATEC board rules out relocation to PVCC

The future of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center will not include a new home at Piedmont Virginia Community College.   “Sometimes the grass is not greener on the other side,” said Juandiego Wade, chairman of both the CATEC board and the Charlottesville School Board. “But we will make the changes that we need to […]

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Girls break records for tech awards in Albemarle

Female students at Albemarle High School have swept state and national computer science awards this year.  The students have won 10 awards from the National Center for Women and Information Technology in 2018 — far more than AHS has won in any previous year. The NCWIT awards aim to encourage young women to pursue computer […]

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Murray High charter extended to enable thorough revision

While drafting a new school charter to better prepare its students for the future, Murray High School has found inspiration in the school’s original planning documents from 30 years ago. Albemarle County’s public charter schools, Murray High and the Community Public Charter School, are designed to serve students at risk of dropping out or failing […]

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Battling overparenting; reducing student stress

Former Stanford dean offers guidance during talk at St. Anne’s What happens to children when parents “overparent?”  That was the subject of a talk by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,” at St. Anne’s-Belfield School on Tuesday.  Lythcott-Haims first noticed […]