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.

State awards 33 localities $1.2 million for school resource, security officers

Funding for the grants came through the state-funded Resource Officer/School Security Officer Incentive Grant Program.

Teacher says she was fired for giving students zeros as grades

A teacher in Florida believes students should only get credit for work that is completed and handed in.