Education

County selling #ChesterfieldStrong t-shirts

Distance learning poses challenges for students, teachers

Robins Foundation to match donations for Henrico Schools food take-home program

Henrico librarian holds ‘Roadside Read-A-Louds’ for students

Graduation plans for Richmond-area, surrounding counties schools

  VCU begins to prepare student dorms for non-COVID-19 patients

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VCU buys land for future Athletics Village

Food Lion donates $50K to Feed More to help feed Richmond-area students

Raises for Virginia teachers, state employees in peril

Mayor: Liberty U. ‘reckless’ to let students back amid virus

Hanover County Public School students can take AP Exams online

  Teachers at Crenshaw Elementary School hold car parade

State Superintendent provides flexibility for class of 2020, others

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced high school seniors are able to graduate despite schools remaining closed for the academic year.

Diocese of Arlington moves to distance learning for remainder of school year

The Diocese has 37 parish (K-8) schools and four diocesan high schools serving almost 17,000 students.

Officials field complaints as Liberty students return

Liberty is among the largest and most prominent evangelical institutions in the country.

Henrico County Public Schools handing out wifi devices, laptop repairs for students

Henrico County Public Schools will be handing out wifi devices, setting up mobile hubs and repairing and exchanging laptops for students.

Chesterfield County Public Schools issuing support for Chromebooks

  Local school districts wait to find out how to implement school closure requirement due to COVID 19

RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras demonstrates math lessons for students, families

Central Virginia schools begin to extend closures amid coronavirus outbreak

HCPS announce additional free student ‘grab and go’ breakfast and lunches locations

Central Virginia universities begin to postpone commencement

Virginia Department of Education looking to cancel SOL testing

The Virginia Department of Education is preparing an application to waive state testing.

Courts: Virginia teacher accused of hitting child with ruler

The Danville Register & Bee reported Thursday that 54-year-old Karen Tucker was charged with assault and battery.

UVA Health develops new coronavirus tests

The University of Virginia (UVA) Health will be administering coronavirus (COVID-19) tests.

Read to Them, Children’s Museum of Richmond supplying books to elementary students

Read to Them and Children’s Museum of Richmond will be supplying books to elementary school students due to schools being closed from the coronavirus pandemic.

Hanover County Public Schools to serve student lunches, adds three more meal sites

The meals provided will be the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

VCU cancels Spring commencement, online classes to continue

VCU President: "Our first obligation is, and will continue to be, to ensure your health and safety as best as we can."

JMU classes to remain online throughout semester, spring commencement ceremonies postponed

James Madison University President Jonathan R. Alger has shared an update regarding JMU’s academic and operational changes

UVA cancels spring commencement ceremonies and all campus events; states additional policies about staying on-campus

A decrease in staff will result in a very limited number of students being able to remain within on-grounds housing. Students should treat this as being a last resort with no other option.

Councilman hopes to spread word on free school meals, RPS to deliver

For many students in Richmond, school lunches are crucial.

  Central Virginia college students scramble to clear out

Students at Virginia State University had to scramble to get out of their dorm rooms Tuesday evening after Coronavirus concerns caused their school to change their move out date.

Virginia looks to relax testing, accreditation, graduation requirements in schools

Virginia’s State Superintendence is working to relax federal and state testing, school accreditation, and graduation requirements following statewide school closures due to the coronavirus.

VCU graduate programs get top rankings by U.S. News & World Report

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and other programs have been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report.

New Kent kicking off 'Grab and Go’ meal program for students

New Kent County Public Schools will be kicking off a free ‘Grab and Go’ meal program for students after schools will be closed for two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak.

What Central Virginia universities are doing amid the coronavirus outbreak

Virginia Commonwealth University is extending spring break by a week and moving classes to be taught online when the semester starts again.

Louisa County Schools offering free meals during closures

Louisa County Public Schools is providing free meals to children during the school closure.

Scholastic offering free courses for kids at home during coronavirus closures

Scholastic says the projects aim to “keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.”

Liberty University will resume classes after spring break amid the coronavirus outbreak

Liberty University will be resuming classes after spring break amid the coronavirus outbreak.

No public ceremony for Virginia Tech’s Day of Remembrance

Virginia Tech has canceled the public ceremony for Day of Remembrance amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

HCPS accepting donations for student meals during coronavirus closure

Starting Monday, March 16, the HCPS Department of Family and Community Engagement, along with the Department of Equity, Diversity and Opportunities, are joining forces to accept donations for Henrico families in need.

UVA Physics Professor explains the crucial math behind social distancing

“From a statistical point of view, every time you keep your distance from others during this crisis, you are saving lives,” the popular physics professor said.

As Virginia schools close, parents worry how they’ll balance careers, child care

Friday afternoon, Governor Ralph Northam declared Virginia’s public schools closed for two weeks, starting March 16.

Northam orders all schools to close for at least two weeks

All schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, at a minimum.

Chesterfield County Public Schools will close Friday for health preparations

Chesterfield County Public Schools will close tomorrow, March 13, for health preparations.

After standoff, House and Senate to seal deal to stem college tuition costs

For the last few days of the 2020 General Assembly session, college tuition freezes were a sticking point for House and Senate budget negotiators.

Colonial Heights students off March 16 as teachers prepare for possible online classes

Colonial Heights Public Schools says it is adding Monday, March 16 as a student holiday so teachers can prepare in case the need for online learning arises due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Hanover teen is central Virginia’s first coronavirus case

A Hanover County teen has tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), marking the first case in central Virginia.

UVA not holding classes on Grounds for ‘foreseeable future’ due to coronavirus concerns

UVA will be moving classes online, and will not be holding classes on UVA Grounds for the foreseeable future, quite possibly through the end of the semester.

Virginia Tech moving to online classes in wake of coronavirus

Virginia Tech is transitioning to online and remote instruction for all undergraduate and graduate students at all Virginia Tech locations for the remainder of the spring semester.

  Petersburg teacher uses rap to reach students and teach lessons

Students learn all types of lessons in the classroom each day.However, one group of fifth graders at Cool Spring Elementary School in Petersburg gets many of its lessons through lyrics, courtesy of a hip hop loving teacher.

  Henrico schools postpone trips, working on plan to deal with coronavirus

Henrico schools have postponed all school and school division sponsored travel outside of the greater Richmond area (field trips, athletic trips, etc) through Mon., April 13.

  Coronavirus concerns cause Chesterfield to cancel out-of-state field trips, school activities

As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to climb, already a Central Virginia school district is being impacted.

Budget, judges — and electric school buses? One last bus bill remains alive in the House.

On the official legislative calendar, Saturday has designated sine die, the final day of the session.

George Mason names conflict resolution program for Carters

The school says the name change recognizes the former president’s work during and after his presidency to mediate international conflicts and promote peace.

  Liberty University cancels school-sponsored travel abroad; Randolph stretches spring break

As a precaution against the spread of coronavirus around the world, Liberty University in Lynchburg is canceling all upcoming international school-sponsored travel over spring and summer 2020, following policies implemented by the University of Virginia and some other universities.

  ‘Protect Midlo Students:’ Students petition school board for more support

Students at Midlothian High School have started a movement called 'Protect Midlo Students,’ calling on the school board to protect young people.

  Coronavirus cancels JMU’s study abroad programs

James Madison University student Paige Moody planned to finish out her graduate degree in Florence, Italy — but her trip was cut short as concerns over the novel coronavirus widened.

Richmond Public Schools opens preschool registration

Preschool registration for Richmond Public Schools is now open for children who are eligible for the upcoming school year.

Hopewell City Schools take measures on coronavirus prevention

Hopewell City Schools have been taking measures on ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus as well as information about the disease.

Dinwiddie Schools opens survey on 2020-2021 school calendar start date

Parents can give opinion about a pre-Labor Day or post-Labor Day start to the school year

Henrico school receives $10K donation for school supplies

Burlington Coat Factory surprised Ruby Carver Elementary with a $10,000 check.

Pocahontas Elementary School to dismiss early

Due to a power outage, students will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m.

Henrico County Public Schools’ survey opens today

Henrico County Public Schools’ annual survey will be opening today.

Mayor Stoney kicks off ‘Be Wise Immunize’ campaign for Richmond Public Schools

Parents need to sign and return a Tdap permission form and HPV permission form to Richmond Public Schools by March 9, 2020 to get the vaccinations administered to their child for free.

County Administrator: Chesterfield’s proposed budget will only include 2% teacher pay raise

There is growing reaction into Chesterfield's proposed budget that does not include the extent of additional funding school leaders say they need to improve area schools.

Henrico Schools holding information sessions on pre-Labor Day start

Henrico County Public Schools will hold information sessions for the proposal on the shift to a pre-Labor Day start for the 2021-2022 school year.

  Chesterfield teachers walk out in protest for pay increase

As state lawmakers are still trying to reach a deal on education funding, a group of Chesterfield teachers staged a walkout Tuesday in order to push for better pay.

UVA cancelling study abroad programs scheduled over spring break

The University of Virginia is canceling all spring break study abroad programs, just days before break begins.

Education advocates holding press conference on school funding

Education advocates will hold a press conference to call for Virginia public schools to be fully funded.

Solar array at school recognized as pollinator-friendly

A solar array at a Virginia elementary school is the first to receive the highest possible designation under a new program that encourages pollinator-friendly solar development.

Several school districts closed for Super Tuesday

The Super Tuesday primary in Virginia is expected to draw large crowds to the polls, as voters cast ballots for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Undocumented students could claim in-state tuition at public universities thanks to newly passed bill

High School seniors across the country are hearing back from prospective universities, and planning where they’ll study for the next four years. For undocumented students, the dream of college is often a dream deferred. A new bill would potentially make the road to higher education easier for those

Legislature passes bill to extend kindergarten hours

A Senate bill that almost doubles the instructional hours of kindergarten classes required for school accreditation from 540 hours to 990 hours passed its final hurdle in the House Thursday with a vote of 94-6.

Legislature approves excused absences for student mental health

The General Assembly passed an amended bill that will allow K-12 students excused absences for mental health issues and create uniformity for how Virginia school districts address emotional and mental health needs within its schools.

  Chesterfield school board approves proposed budget with $55 million increase

The Chesterfield County School Board has approved a budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, but it falls about $30 million short of what Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty asked for.

Fluvanna Co. closed Wednesday due to ‘direct threat’

All Fluvanna County public schools are closed Wednesday, February 26, due to a “direct threat.”

  Students, parent concerned about safety in front of Hopewell school

Hopewell police are looking for the driver who nearly ran over a teen crossing the street, and making matters worse, the teen says the driver then flashed a gun at him.

Kroger donates $10K to school food pantries in Richmond area

Kroger donated $10,000 to support school food pantries across the Richmond area.

VCU suspends study abroad programs to China amid coronavirus fears

They're also suspending all non-essential business trips.