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.
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, an annual Spanish showcase by […]
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 grade, students at Jackson-Via are […]
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.
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 work session. “The key takeaway we’re trying […]
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 the county’s elementary schools. The change would eventually […]
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 Thursday showed initial support for the plan […]
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 to pilot a dual language immersion […]
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 still find themselves $5.8 million short of what the […]
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 from last year’s $155.3 million, and comes […]