‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

  Students shelter in place for hours during tornado warnings

School systems all across the area had students sheltering in place Monday afternoon as tornado warnings went out across the Metro Richmond area.

Schools closing early, cancelling activities due to heavy rain, storms

Heavy rain is forcing some schools in Virginia to alter their schedules on Monday.

Henrico schools offer workshops to help parents, guardians, teachers

The series, presented by Henrico Schools' Department of Family and Community Engagement, will run through Oct. 23.

  Parents air concerns over Chesterfield school bus delays

The problem started on the first day of school and got so bad, it forced school leaders to issue an apology for the problems, some of which were anticipated. But others were not.

Greenfield Elementary locked down Monday

Parents are asked to not come to the school.

  School leaders issue apology as Chesterfield bus woes continue

School leaders in Chesterfield County are apologizing for the dozens of school bus problems that are still happening during this first week of school.

Henrico schools looking to fill multiple positions

There are full-time and substitute openings for bus drivers, cafeteria staff and instructional assistants.

  Future surgeons at VCU get ‘life-like’ chest cavity model

The collaborators hope their Advanced Microsurgery Trainer - or chest cavity model - will change the way future doctors are trained.

  School supply donations flood in for kids in need

The supplies will be donated to schools in the city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico through Communities in Schools in Greater Richmond.

Boy dies after emergency on school bus in Fairfax County

No other children were on the bus at the time.

  ‘Assigned to a community’: Resource officer describes role protecting schools

Thanks to a partnership between Chesterfield Police and the school system an officer is assigned to every middle and high school in the county.

  Chesterfield schools experience transportation issues

With every new school year, there's bound to be some bumps in the road and it was no different for school transportation.

  Teachers voice concern over professional development sessions at board meeting

Complaints centered around the lack of communication about the new policy and the speed with which it was implemented.

  Richmond cheat sheet to after-school programs

In the Richmond area, we have a wide range of programs that fit any age group.

  Superintendent: Richmond high schools start earlier or risk losing accreditation

Richmond high schools will be adjusting start times when the new school year starts on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Richmond, Chesterfield schools prepare for new school start times

The new school year begins Tuesday, Sept. 4.

  Some Prince George schools without A/C; temporary solution in place

Two Prince George County Public Schools are starting the year off without any air conditioning in parts of the building.

  VCU professor helps develop positive news feature for Google

Constructive and solution-based journalism involves stories that are important and appeal to the core functions of journalism, all the while offering the reader or viewer a perspective on how to change or help change the issue at hand.

Church ministry giving away shoes for back to school

The Ministry of the Richmond Partnership of Churches is once again giving away new shoes for kids heading back to school.

  Volunteers needed to greet Petersburg students on first day

There are close to 4,000 students in Petersburg City Public Schools and Communities in Schools of Petersburg is hoping to have 50 volunteers at each of the eight schools in the city.

‘Ettrick, are you ready’ for a back-to-school lip sync?

What's your grades, grades, grades worth?

Richmond after-school programs get $7 million boost to expand

The money allocated by the city and garnered through donations will take care of funding and transportation for the extracurricular programs.

Chesterfield teacher awarded $3K science grant

The money will go toward purchasing centrifuges, ecology kits, vacuum chambers and graduated cylinders.

VSU, VUU receive grants to preserve buildings

Virginia State will receive more than $760,000 to preserve Storum Hall and Vawter Hall. Virginia Union will gets $500,000 to preserve Huntley Hall.

  RPS hosts annual back to school pep rally for teachers

Richmond public schools hosted their annual back to school rally with bands and color guard at the Arthur Ashe center.

  Richmond 14-year-old heads to college this fall

She wants her overall story to continue to be one of action, aspiration and accomplishment, and she wants others to know they, too, can have success stories, no matter their age.

Former Superintendent of the Year to lead Chesterfield Public Schools

Dr. Mervin Daugherty, a former teacher and a former coach of multiple sports, will be named as superintendent on Thursday afternoon.

  Teachers in Petersburg take advantage of free supplies

The Teachers Supply Closet is sponsored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and staffed by the Petersburg Delta Sigma Theta chapter.

  RPS beautification projects helps students feel welcome, excited

Those volunteers are doing lawn work, washing tables, upgrading sinks in bathrooms and helping teachers get their classrooms ready for the new year.

Richmond Health Department offers free vaccinations, physicals

No appointment is needed, but it's first-come, first-served.

SOL scores released for schools across state

The Standards of Learning assessment scores have been released for schools across Virginia.

  Carver Elementary teachers appeal to keep licenses

Marlin Osborne, Troy Johnson and Stephanie Burgess are on administrative leave as they await the final decision in the appeals process for their pending terminations.

  Thousands of free books available for school employees

The goal is to give teachers access to more resources to help their students.

Virginia schools understaffed, report says

Positions such as nurses, social workers, counselors and psychologists are below recommended levels, according to the report.

  Personal hygiene items wanted in anti-bullying drive

Back-to-school drives for classroom supplies are now in full swing, but many kids are still left without the essentials, fearing their appearance will trigger bullying.

HCPS names interim principal at Patrick Henry High School

A retired Hanover County Public Schools employee is temporarily coming out of retirement to serve as interim principal at Patrick Henry High School.

New Beulah Elementary School opens for staff

Chesterfield County Public Schools is getting ready for the new school year with a new school.

J.B. Watkins Elementary raises over $42,000 for American Heart Association

J.B. Watkins Elementary School students raised more than $42,000 for the American Heart Association during the 2017-2018 year.

School supplies being collected for Chesterfield teachers, students

School supplies are being collected to benefit teachers and students in the Chesterfield County Public Schools system. ..

William & Mary board rescinds Bill Cosby honorary degree

The board of visitors of The College of William & Mary has voted to rescind an honorary degree awarded to comedian and actor Bill Cosby.