RPS seniors can now apply to HBCUs for free

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

Henrico parents given more time to discuss upcoming school budget

Water main break closes buildings at VCU

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

Governor proposes pay boost for teachers

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UVA approves tuition increase for 2019-20

West Point High teacher fired following transgender controversy

VCU rescinds Bill Cosby’s honorary doctoral degree

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

Students in Ohio schools may soon be required to learn cursive

Hanover’s teacher of the year surprised with new car

'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

Richmond Public Schools name 2019 Teacher of the Year

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

Chesterfield teacher wins national social studies award

Stafford students to perform at White House

Dominion employees turn damaged trees into firewood for local families

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.

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

The partnership aims to solidify greater access to academic, economic, medical and civic support to those who live in the Greater Richmond area.

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

If you have any thoughts on how Henrico Schools should use their 2019-20 budget, you’ll have seven chances to let officials know.

Hopewell schools focus on safety after shootings across country

Since the events that left 17 people dead at a school in Parkland, Florida, Hopewell schools have added eight positions focused on safety, costing the district $200,000. The district now has four school resource officers and seven school safety officers.

Mother claims daughter was assaulted by 3 boys during recess

A Petersburg mother claims her 7-year-old daughter was assaulted by three boys during recess Friday at an elementary school.

VCU reverses decision on university-wide spring commencement

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

New Chesterfield Co. schools Superintendent addresses transportation, other concerns

Chesterfield County school’s new Superintendent is making his rounds to the 63 schools in the district and addressing parent concerns regarding transportation.

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.