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Charlottesville High adds urban farming entrepreneurship class

Charlottesville High School students next year will have the option to get their hands dirty in an entrepreneurship-focused urban farming elective. That elective will serve as a prerequisite course for entrepreneurship and innovation, another enterprise-oriented elective joining the school catalog next year. The two electives, presented to the Charlottesville School Board at its December meeting […]

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CIP request includes $2.4M to refurbish CHS track, field house

The Charlottesville City Schools’ proposed Capital Improvement Program submission for fiscal year 2017-18 includes more than $2.4 million for a new track and a new field house at Charlottesville High School. In a presentation to the city School Board on Thursday evening, Assistant Superintendent Ed Gillaspie presented a CIP request of $1,662,000 for a new, […]

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Presidential election a teachable moment for area educators

As the 2016 election cycle has produced historic levels of partisan animosity between voters, intense focus on individual candidates and an at-times deeply personal struggle between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, some Albemarle County and Charlottesville government teachers have had to change how they teach the election. At Albemarle High School, where students […]

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Irizarry named as new CHS principal

Charlottesville City Schools announced Wednesday that the division has hired Eric Irizarry to replace Jill Dahl as principal of Charlottesville High School. Irizarry holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, according to a city schools news release. Irizarry currently serves as principal of D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy, […]

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City adds $200K for CHS track, but project still short

Charlottesville City Council last week added $200,000 to the city’s proposed capital improvement plan for the Charlottesville High School track and field house. The money is less than a third of what the division had originally requested for the projects, but it should be enough to complete construction documents and permitting, said Mike Mollica, city […]