Richmond teacher a finalist for National Teacher of the Year

Rodney Robinson has taught in Richmond for 19 years and began working at Virgie Binford Education Center in 2015.

Construction begins on new Manchester Middle School

RPS superintendent proposes $13 million cut to central office positions, programs

Spanberger announces essay contest on civic engagement for high school students

6 high schools to receive $1K grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods

Hanover schools look to hire new counselors, focus on students with disabilities

Henrico 8th grader advances to Regional Spelling Bee

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VCU to hold university-wide spring commencement at convention center

Second-grade teacher recognized for work in and out of class: ‘I love what I do’

Gun, marijuana confiscated from Dinwiddie student

Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School renamed Washington-Liberty

Henrico Schools job fair scheduled for Jan. 16

Virginians split on arming teachers

Firefighters respond to Matoaca Middle School for HVAC malfunction

The call came before school started for the day and officials said there were no students in the school at the time.

Colonial Downs Group to donate $500,000 to Miles Jones Elementary

Colonial Downs Group will donate $500,000 to Miles Jones Elementary for the first five years of active operation.

Petersburg looking for elementary school ‘lunch buddies'

The school district is looking for churches, community groups, businesses and even college fraternities and sororities to join students at one of four elementary schools for lunch once a week or once a month.

‘Fund Our Schools’: Education advocates welcome back General Assembly in Richmond

As the 2019 Virginia General Assembly session convenes Wednesday, lawmakers got a spirited welcome from education advocates. Virginia Educators United rallied on the Bryan Park overpass above I-95, holding lighted signs reading “Fund our schools.” The beeps from drivers were constant.

Henrico schools workshop promises to help parents navigate social media, secret apps

Sorority suit: UVA said studying 25 hours a week is hazing

School bus caught running red light

Suspect in VCU skirt-lifting case faces other sex-related charges; has history of crimes

Former UVA football coach George Welsh dies at 85

Dave Brat named dean of Liberty University’s business school

Virginia Lottery launches ‘Thank a Teacher Art Contest’

All K-12 students in Virginia public schools are encourage to create artwork that could appear on thank-you notes to teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week

Mayor Stoney announces plan to fully fund RPS facilities

Mayor Levar Stoney announced Thursday a plan that will fully fund the $800 million Richmond Public Schools facilities plan.

Richmond-area athletes make decisions final on Signing Day

Several athletes from the Richmond area made their colleges choices Wednesday for National Signing Day.

’This is just the tip of the iceberg’: Richmond breaks ground on 3 new schools slated to open in 20 months

Brand new buildings are slated for E.S.H. Greene and George Mason Elementary schools, and Elkhardt-Thompson Middle school, which will be renamed.

Richmond breaks ground on 3 new schools

The projects are part of a 20-year plan instituted in 2017 by then-interim superintendent Tommy Kranz to overhaul aging Richmond schools.

Teen hit by vehicle outside Hopewell middle school

The student was hit in front of Carter G. Woodson Middle School on Winston Churchill Drive.

  Community tours new Enon Elementary School

Students have been temporarily taking classes at Marguerite Christian Elementary while Enon was under construction.

Virginia students propose anti-racism policy for schools

Among the requirements in the five-page draft policy are anti-racism training for staff, quarterly reports from schools and alternative discipline processes.

Student arrested for posting threatening message on social media

The threat was deemed not credible.

BB guns confiscated from students in Hanover, Dinwiddie

In a letter to parents, interim principal Paul said there were no threats made and students and school staff were never in any danger.

Northam wants to boost number of school counselors

Northam plans to ask the General Assembly to approve $36 million in new spending to hire more school counselors and better address students' emotional needs.

RPS seniors can now apply to HBCUs for free

The partnership aims to assist students in overcoming financial restraints that may prevent students from applying to certain colleges and universities.

Governor Northam’s proposed budget could be good news for RPS

Governor Ralph Northam hopes to expand the public education budget by over $250 million.

Henrico parents given more time to discuss upcoming school budget

Parents now have more chances to address budget for the upcoming school year.

Water main break closes buildings at VCU

Multiple buildings have closed at VCU due to a water main break, affecting exam schedules.

VIRAL VIDEO: Teachers tell lawmakers to stop saying ‘won’t fund you’

Virginia Educators United is organizing a #RedforEd march from Monroe Park to the Virginia State Capitol on Jan. 28 at 11 a.m.

Governor proposes pay boost for teachers

The governor outlined parts of his upcoming state budget proposal Tuesday that would increase funding for K-12 education and shore up the state's rainy day fund.

UVA approves tuition increase for 2019-20

The university board approved a 2.9-percent increase for in-state students and a 3.5-percent increase for out-of-state students.

West Point High teacher fired following transgender controversy

Peter Vlaming’s attorney said the teacher declined a female student’s request to be referred to as a male, with male pronouns (“he,” “her,” etc.)

VCU rescinds Bill Cosby’s honorary doctoral degree

According to the university, Cosby’s actions are antithetical to the standards of conduct expected from every member of the VCU community.

Students hold walkout after teacher at center of transgender student controversy fired

Less than 24 hours after a West Point French teacher was fired for allegedly not using proper identity pronouns with a transgender student, high school students held a “walkout” Friday in support of the teacher.

Students in Ohio schools may soon be required to learn cursive

Cursive could soon become part of the English language arts curriculum in Ohio schools.

Hanover’s teacher of the year surprised with new car

The vehicle also comes with insurance and maintenance costs covered.

'Here for you’: Community colleges offer assistance to Virginia College students

Two community colleges in Chesterfield County have offered assistance to students at Virginia College, which announced its closure earlier this week.

Virginia College closes due to loss of accreditation

Virginia College has closed due to a loss of accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent College and Schools.

4 memorials recommended for human remains found by VCU

The remains were found in an abandoned 19th century well while work was being done on the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Services Building in the 1990s.

VCU testing upgraded siren system Wednesday

The test will happen at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Middle school student charged with attempting to poison teacher

The juvenile female student has been charged with attempted poisoning.

Richmond Public Schools name 2019 Teacher of the Year

The 2019 Richmond Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year has been named.

15-year-old girl pulls knife, assaults school resource officer

Chesterfield police said the girl and two other students had planned to fight.

Chesterfield teacher wins national social studies award

Tracey Zaval, a civics and economics teacher at Robious Middle School will be honored by the National Council for the Social Studies at its annual conference in Chicago.

Stafford students to perform at White House

The same students will perform with Whoopie Goldberg at Disney World.

Dominion employees turn damaged trees into firewood for local families

With Dominion Energy’s help, the group was able to prepare more than 50 loads of firewood that was picked up and distributed by local churches and residents.

36 Chesterfield teachers, 4 schools honored nationally

Thirty-six Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers, along with four schools, were recognized nationally for passing the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification test.

Black VCU professor says fellow professor called security on her while she ate in classroom

The professor has not been charged with a crime, but will not be teaching for the remainder of the semester.

March for More to demand increased education funding

RPS said state education funding in Virginia is down 9 percent since 2009 while the overall student population grew by 5 percent over that same period.

Teacher awarded for helping teach preschoolers life skills

The person who nominated Lanford for the award said “Cathy is an inspiration to me and to her colleagues and friends."

Hanover considers school consolidation; graduates of historic school fight to keep its name

A battle is brewing in Hanover County regarding the future of a historic school first built for Black students during segregation.

Hanover School Board to take questions on school consolidation

The new school will be built at the current site of John Gandy Elementary with funding expected July 1, 2022.

Window broken out of Chesterfield school bus

How the window was broken or what was used to break it has not been released.

New Kent teacher charged with crimes involving children

The sheriff’s office said five charges involved one victim and the coach is no longer employed by the school.

Chesterfield superintendent to hold meet-and-greet sessions

The school system says "these informal gatherings are one way for Chesterfield County Public Schools’ families and county residents to meet Dr. Daugherty."

Prepare your soon-to-be college freshman with a financial plan

One step to take is to help your child set up a bank account if they haven’t already.

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.

‘That’s nasty’: Apparent rat video angers Richmond students, parents

The school district is admitting there are some challenges that need to be addressed. Parents say they can’t come soon enough.

Threat at Hanover schools prompts increased security presence

In a letter to parents, interim principal Paul Cash said there was no cause for alarm and the sheriff’s office would have a visible presence at the school Tuesday because of a possible safety concern.

Richmond to break ground on three new schools in December

Construction is expected to be complete by the 2020 school year.

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

Chesterfield bus drivers say their frustration with the school system continues after a notice about overtime and working extra hours was sent to drivers Friday.

Henrico woman creates cartoon that teaches kids how to code

A Henrico woman quit her government job to teach kids coding with a show that is gaining national recognition.

Dinwiddie school locked down after man found sleeping in vehicle

School officials say the man became “belligerent” when the school resource officer approached him to wake him up.

Fluvanna high school briefly locked down due to threat

The sheriff’s office said the person believed to have made the threat was located and was taken for questioning.

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

In just a couple of months, state lawmakers will head to the Capitol to pitch new laws to keep your children safe at school.

Bullet found in Atlee High School bathroom

Dr. John Wheeler, principal of Atlee High School, says the Hanover Sheriff’s Office was contacted immediately and promptly investigated the matter.

The Community Foundation recognizes 10 Henrico teachers for classroom excellence

Four HCPS teachers won the REB Award for Teaching Excellence, while six other teachers were finalists.

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

The call for the accident came in around 3:25 p.m.

Number of bus crashes increased across the state

According to The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, the number of crashes involving school buses has increased over the past five years.

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

The campus will be initially funded by $250 million from both the state and Virginia Tech.

‘Landfill Harmonic’ orchestra to perform for Richmond students

The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura is famous for playing instruments made from recycled trash from the Cateura Landfill in Asuncion, Paraguay.