Richmond-area educators honored for teaching excellence

Three Richmond Public School teachers were awarded 2018 R.E.B. Awards for teaching excellence, an honor given by the Community Foundation.

Richmond to break ground on three new schools in December

‘We have to take care of our families:’ Chesterfield bus drivers' frustration continues

Henrico woman creates cartoon that teaches kids how to code

Dinwiddie school locked down after man found sleeping in vehicle

Fluvanna high school briefly locked down due to threat

State lawmakers unveil priorities ahead of General Assembly to step up school security

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Bullet found in Atlee High School bathroom

The Community Foundation recognizes 10 Henrico teachers for classroom excellence

School bus overturns after colliding with dump truck; 6 children injured

Number of bus crashes increased across the state

Virginia Tech to open 1M square-foot campus near Amazon HQ2

‘Landfill Harmonic’ orchestra to perform for Richmond students

  Student found with airsoft gun on school bus; experts urge parents to be vigilant

A student was found with an airsoft gun on a Dinwiddie school bus Monday afternoon.

Amazon donates $10K in computers to Broad Rock Elementary

The donation is part of 10 similar donations Amazon is making across the country.

These Virginia school names got a strange makeover in Google searches

Many Chesterfield schools, including L.C. Bird High School, Midlothian Middle School, and more, had school names changed on Google.

Chesterfield parents get opportunity to quiz new superintendent

It was an up close and personal dialogue between parents and the man charged with moving Chesterfield students forward.

Virginia Union University announces ‘VUU is RVA’ partnership

How should Henrico Schools use their budget? Here is your chance to tell them

Hopewell schools focus on safety after shootings across country

Mother claims daughter was assaulted by 3 boys during recess

VCU reverses decision on university-wide spring commencement

New Chesterfield Co. schools Superintendent addresses transportation, other concerns

  Threat deemed not credible at a Chesterfield elementary school

Parents of a Chesterfield elementary school are concerned after learning about a possible threat made towards the school this week.

Bus driver no longer employed by Chesterfield Schools after crash

A Chesterfield County bus driver is fired after a crash injures two students. Residents are now speaking out about the dangerous roads.

VCU to sell beer at men’s basketball games

The announcement is part of several hospital upgrades the Rams are making for the 2018-19 season.

VCU cancels university-wide spring commencement ceremony

VCU said it tried to find an alternative site, but could not find one that met its requirements.

8 Henrico schools win national program awards

The annual National Association of Counties Achievement Awards recognizes county government programs across the nation.

Petersburg schools selling vintage crayons to raise money for school supplies

Petersburg City Public Schools is selling vintage crayons in an effort to raise money for school supplies.

  Chesterfield school bus crashes with students on board; 2 injured

Officials said the bus was the only vehicle involved and it went off the side of the road.

School bus involved in 6 vehicle crash; 3 injured

Around 2:44 p.m. officers were called to a crash near Virginia Center Parkway and Brook Road.

The next big thing in pastured livestock: Commercial rabbit production

The Virginia State University Small Farm Outreach Program will host an educational workshop, Pastured Raised Commercial Production.

Lawsuit seeks $350K for injuries in game of tag in gym class

Local Virginia education officials have been sued over a game of tag played in gym class by a student who says it caused him serious long-term injuries.

Student loses consciousness, taken to hospital after eating pot brownies at school

Powhatan High School officials say a student was rushed to the hospital after briefly losing consciousness. The student had eaten pot brownies on campus.

Henrico schools offering family learning series

Henrico County Public Schools are offering a Family Learning Series to help families overcome challenges their students may face at home or at school.

Body found hanging at Pemberton Elementary School

Police said foul play is not suspected in the man’s death and the incident is under investigation.

Henrico teacher awarded for her inspiration

Lisa Robinson of Glen Lea Elementary school is "genuinely dedicated and works so hard to improve our students education and our community."

Cosby High School homecoming pranks go too far

Cosby High School students take pranks too far after vandalizing a car.

UVA president vows free tuition for those making under $80k

The new president of the University of Virginia has promised free tuition for students in families earning less than $80,000 a year.

Nonprofit sees surge in requests for help with bias, bullying

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, an 83-year-old nonprofit, has a mission to help bring schools, businesses and workplaces together.

Lunch ladies give daily dose of inspiration to students via bananas

Lunch ladies at one Hanover County school are serving up a daily dose of inspiration for students by writing messages on bananas!

Superintendent calls for property tax increase to fund Richmond schools

Jason Kamras wants the city to increase its property tax rate from $1.20 per $100 of assessed value to $1.30, saying it will raise $20 million a year.

Virginia students surpass national average on ACT

Virginia public schools' graduating seniors earned a percentage amount of 22 or more points higher in each content area than that of public school graduates nationwide.

Thousands of 8th graders learn about future careers at Mission Tomorrow

Nearly 150 area businesses set up hands-on booths for students on Thursday and Friday to visit and learn more about their industries and types of jobs available.

VSU community unites to pay tribute to student killed in weekend crash

It was an emotional gathering in honor of a first-year college student who died in a tragic car crash Sunday.

Virginia high school student contracts tuberculosis; health officials looking for other exposures

Health officials are working to determine if any other students were exposed after an Orange County High School student contracted tuberculosis.

Petersburg schools letting parents eat lunch with students

It is part of National School Lunch Week, and will be offered at five schools throughout the city.

RPS history teacher named 2019 Virginia Teacher of the Year

He was selected from eight regional winners announced last month.

Teen faces charges following school bus fight

A high school student in Mecklenburg County faces felony robbery and malicious wounding charges after a fight with a middle school student on a school bus.

Monarch butterflies released in Richmond to help monitor population

Monarchs have about a 2 to 3 percent survival rate of reaching adulthood in the wild, but a 70 to 90 percent success rate in captivity.

Chesterfield schools holding job fair

Among the jobs available are bus driver, food service and instructional assistant.

Henrico elementary schools participate in Challenger Day

The annual event introduces students with disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball.

Numerous school systems close early due to Michael

As Tropical Storm Michael moved up the East Coast on Thursday, several school systems in Central Virginia closed early.

Christmas songs with “Jesus” excluded from winter concert

A Chesterfield parent is concerned after he was told students would not be singing any Christmas songs with the word “Jesus” in them at upcoming concerts.

No students injured in crash involving Petersburg school bus

Eight students were on the bus at the time and were examined by an EMS crew.

Washington & Lee renames 2 buildings, makes changes at Lee Chapel

The Board of Trustees says it met with students and faculty “to gather input from the campus community, which we considered along with feedback we received from many alumni who have communicated with us about these issues over the past several months.”

Transgender student’s treatment during safety drill blasted

Officials at a Virginia middle school are facing criticism after allegedly barring a transgender student from using the boys' or girls' locker rooms during an active shooter drill.

Virginia Tech partners to create high school engineering course

A teacher development program will go hand-in-hand with developing the curriculum for the course in partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Henrico Public Schools holds fall job fair

HCPS Human Resources Department representatives will be on hand at the event, along with departmental representatives.

Richmond Public Schools wins School Nutrition Award for 2nd consecutive year

Richmond Public Schools was honored with the Dorothy S. McAuliffe School Nutrition, presented by No Kid Hungry Virginia in September.

Report recommends placing SRO’s in all Chesterfield elementary schools

Chesterfield County public schools Safety Task Force working group #1 is recommending a plan to have resource officers in all county elementary schools, over the next five years.

Driver cited for rear-ending handicapped school bus in Amelia County

The driver of the bus and an aide who was also on board the bus were not injured.

Area schools participate in 2018 International Walk to School Day

Students and their families, teachers and volunteers will join children across Virginia and around the world in walking or biking to school.

Chesterfield schools receive $500K to bolster school safety

The funds are a portion of the $1,052,562 in grant funding provided by the DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services' School Violence Prevention Program.

Deep Run High School recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

Today, Governor Ralph Northam announced that eight Virginia schools that were named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, including Central Virginia’s own Deep Run High School.

1 injured in head-on crash involving Hanover school bus

Students were evaluated at the scene by emergency personnel.

$7.7 million awarded to support school extended-learning opportunities

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam awarded more than $7.7 million in grants to 71 schools for extended-learning programs.

Former University of Virginia president dies at 83

O’Neil served as the sixth president from 1985 to 1990.

Marching band exhibition scheduled for Tuesday night

The event will open with several middle school band students performing the national anthem followed by the halftime shows of 10 high school bands.

RPS graduation rate down, drop out rate up

According to the Virginia Department of Education, Richmond Public Schools graduation rate is down, with a drop out rate that is up.

No students hurt in minor bus crash in Dinwiddie

A substitute bus was sent to pick up the students and continue the route.

Solar energy facility to match U. of Richmond’s power usage

The project, known as Spider Solar, will produce the equivalent annual electricity use of about 5,000 homes.

VSU to hold open house Oct. 6

Prospective students and families can learn more about the school’s admission process, financial aid options degree fields, meet with administrators and tour the campus.

More than 5,000 drivers ticketed by Richmond school bus cameras

NBC12 has uncovered that stop-arm cameras on Richmond Public School buses have caught a staggering number of drivers illegally passing buses when the flashing stop sign is out.

Man arrested, charged for allegedly lifting women’s skirts

A man is charged with sexual battery for allegedly lifting women’s skirts on Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Chesterfield asking for input on Crestwood design

There are 12 options to choose from – three versions each of “Contemporary,” “Traditional,” Transitional” and “Progressive.”

George Mason teacher inspires students with college pennants

George Mason teacher inspires students to think about higher education

State releases school accreditations under new requirements

The new standards aimed at increasing accountability and closing achievement gaps were approved the Virginia Department of Education in November 2017.

New buildings, parking deck planned for old Westhampton School site

The latest plans for the old Westhampton School on the corner of Libbie and Patterson Avenues have been released.

Kroger gives $7,500 to area schools to fight lunch debt

Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover school districts each received $2,500, which Kroger said will help 1,900 students.

VCU issues alert over man lifting women’s skirts

The suspect is described as a 20 to 30-year-old white male who was wearing glasses during one of the incidents.