Education

Henrico Schools considering 5 different options for return to school in fall

Virginia honors Class of 2020 at virtual event Friday

Hopewell superintendent named Virginia Superintendent of the Year

New hazing lawsuit filed against Virginia Tech

Hanover summer school registration opens for high school courses

Families encouraged to self-isolate after Mary Munford Elementary School principal tests positive for COVID-19

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RPS laptop distribution for preschool students starts Thursday

  VSU President pens letter to Congress for additional funding for HBCU’s

Virtual ceremony to honor Va. school superintendents

Chesterfield Schools offering Recovery of Learning program for elementary students

Three Virginia students named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Randolph-Macon College plans to start classes Aug. 31

University of Richmond military graduates earn national honors

The award honors Army ROTC graduates who rank in the top 20 percent nationwide.

Hopewell High School announces graduation plans

Hopewell High School has announced its plans to honor graduating seniors.

How secure is your child’s data in Virginia’s virtual classrooms?

As the pandemic forces Virginia’s 1.2 million public school students to trade classrooms for laptops and smartphones — if they have them — many educators, parents and privacy advocates are raising alarms across the state about children’s digital security.

Henrico offers two options for 2021-22 school start date

The school board is considering a pre-Labor Day start and another with a more traditional post-Labor Day start

Richmond Public School teachers to get raises in new adopted budget

Chesterfield Schools announce Teacher of the Year recipients

  Beloved Benedictine College Preparatory monk dies at 92

RPS announces two graduation celebrations for seniors next month

Local Government Goes Virtual with ‘Chesterfield 101’

Gov. Northam announces ‘Education Work Group’ to develop school reopening plans

  Northam: Virginia Beach to reopen May 22 with limitations

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam says the sand along Virginia Beach can open to the public again on Friday.

Online registration portal available for Henrico students

Parents or guardians can register your new student with his or her school using the new HCPS Online Registration portal.

William & Mary names first black dean to run its law school

The university in Williamsburg, Virginia, said in a statement on Monday that the new dean will be A. Benjamin Spencer.

Chesterfield School Board holding virtual meetings this week

Residents can view via live stream or broadcast on Comcast Channel 98 and Verizon Channel 28

Hanover seniors hopeful for ‘semi-normal’ freshman year in college

Seniors from Hanover tell NBC12 even though it’s been crushing to miss out on some of the highlights of their senior year of high school, they’re grateful for what lies ahead- and what they’ve learned through these unpredictable times.

Petersburg Schools participating in Pandemic-EBT program

Petersburg City Schools said it will be participating in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program as part of a food assistance plan being implemented statewide.

Beloved Virginia Tech therapy dog Moose to earn honorary doctorate

A special Virginia Tech staff member is so beloved by the campus community, he's being honored in a huge way.

Hopewell delays year-round school until 2021

Hopewell’s School Board has decided to delay implementing a year-round school calendar until 2021 due to the coronavirus.

  Siblings defy obstacles to graduate together

Walking across the stage to recieve a diploma, is an accomplishment two Monacan high school seniors have waited years for, and they were unsure if it would be possible at one point in life.

Henrico Schools posts signs on playgrounds indicating what is open

Henrico Schools is posting new signs around its playgrounds indicating which amenities are open for use once again.

Henrico Schools to survey staff, parents about 2021 school year calendar

Henrico Schools will be sending a survey to staff and parents about the 2021-22 school year calendar.

Hanover Schools names 2020 teacher of the year

Hanover County Public Schools has announced its 2020 teacher of the year!

  ‘They deserve to be celebrated’: Henrico school honors seniors ahead of County graduation plans

While Henrico County Public Schools was busy planning its three-part celebration for 2020 graduates, the Glen Allen High School PTSA purchased 500 yard signs for seniors to honor them during this pandemic.

Chesterfield Schools announce plans for graduation

Chesterfield County Public Schools has announced its plans for the Class of 2020 to be honored.

Henrico Schools to celebrate seniors with ‘graduation victory lap’ at Richmond Raceway

Henrico Public Schools isn’t letting their seniors race off from high school without a “graduation victory lap” at the Richmond Raceway.

Hanover School Board to hold vitural meeting May 12

The Hanover County School Board will hold a virtual monthly business meeting on Tuesday, May 12, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health and safety concerns.

  RPS honors counselor with 2020 Teacher of the Year Award

Richmond’s mayor, the school superintendent and others surprised Rahmah Johnson with the school district’s Teacher of the Year Award on Friday.

Hanover County schools announce three options to hold graduations

Hanover County schools have announced three ways to hold graduations for the class of 2020.

Chesterfield Schools proposes pre-Labor Day start to 2021-2022 school year

The Chesterfield County School Board has proposed to start the 2021-2022 school year before Labor Day, according to a draft calendar.

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

Henrico Schools to set up student-meal sites for free ‘grab and go’ breakfasts and lunches

RPS celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

RPS teachers will be able to get discounts from local restaurants in the area.

Glen Allen English teacher named Henrico Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year

Glen Allen High School English teacher Lindsey Pantele has been named Henrico Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year.

VCU to host virtual commencement celebrations on Friday

The virtual commencement will launch on May 8.

Goochland High School Class of 2020 will graduate at drive-in theater

Goochland County Public Schools announced that the class of 2020 will graduate at the Goochland Drive-In Theater.

Richmond Public Schools students receiving laptops

Students from Richmond Public Schools will be receiving laptops amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Thank A Teacher Art Contest’ winners announced

The winners in the Thank A Teacher Art Contest have been announced.

RPS celebrating virtual Spirit Week

Richmond Public Schools will be celebrating Spirit Week virtually.

$238.6 million in CARES Act funding announced for Va. schools

The CARES Act was approved by Congress and signed into law on March 27.

Kindergarten registration in Hanover begins

Kindergarten registrations for the 2020-2021 school year will begin for Hanover County today.

Old Dominion University announces plans to reopen this fall

A university in Virginia says it plans to reopen this fall after transitioning to online learning for the spring and summer semesters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Virginia high school holds makeshift graduation ceremony

Community photographers volunteered to document ceremony.

Henrico County Public Schools distributes Chromebooks to elementary students

Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) announced that they will be distributing Chromebooks to elementary students who do not have access to computers at home.

Radford University president announces August reopening

The president of Radford University says his school will reopen on Aug. 3.

  VCU ‘committed’ to in-person fall semester

As school systems and many colleges wonder when they will be able to return to “in person” classes, VCU’s president says the university is ready to talk about the “next steps in a safe return to campus.”

Virginia Tech could lose up to $240 million because of virus

Virginia Tech has announced it could lose millions in revenue during the coming months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chesterfield County Public Schools expands Chromebook take-home program for elementary students

Chesterfield County Public Schools announced that they will be distributing 2,500 Chromebooks to students in grades 2-4 this week, expanding its Chromebook take-home program.

Hopewell City Public Schools using ‘smart buses’ starting next week

Hopewell City Public Schools announced that the schools will be 'smart buses next week.

COVID-19 closes doors on certain internship opportunities, but students may find ways to be proactive

When looking for a job, having experience to put on a resume is invaluable. Students across central Virginia and the country are now worried that those crucial experiences are out of reach as the pandemic closes doors on certain opportunities.

In ‘5 little words’ what makes Henrico’s teachers, nutrition staff, nurses so special

"Tell us in ‘5 little words’ what makes Henrico’s teachers, nutrition staff and school nurses so special," HCPS.

William & Mary rolls back tuition hike planned for the fall

William & Mary says it won’t go ahead with a planned tuition hike this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Henrico County preschool application available online

The application window is open through May 31.

Chesterfield County Pre-K application process available in online format

Chesterfield County Public Schools have transitioned the pre-kindergarten application process into an online format.

University of Richmond provides test-optional admission path

The University of Richmond announced that the institution will provide test-optional admission paths for first-year students entering in 2021.

Henrico Schools opens hotline to answer questions during coronavirus pandemic

Henrico County Public Schools opens a new hotline to answer questions while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Louisa County Public Schools creating WiFi hot spots for students

Louisa County Public Schools is helping students learn with an innovative way to make sure they have internet access at home.

3 more lawsuits filed against Virginia Tech in hazing case

Three Virginia Tech students have filed lawsuits against the university over its handling of alleged hazing policy violations at a student military organization ceremony.

Henrico Schools launches Netflix-style distance learning website

Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) will be offering a distance learning program in a fun and flexible format.

Families surprise teachers with car parade to show appreciation

Parents and students of St. Michael’s Episcopal School fanned out in car parades across the Richmond area to show support and appreciation for teachers.

Virginia families can use texting service to find free food sites during school closures

As of April 16, it’s been four weeks since schools in Virginia have shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and No Kid Hungry Virginia is encouraging families to use a texting service to help find free food distribution sites.

John Tyler Community College adds new class session to meet needs of students impacted by COVID-19

John Tyler Community College has added a new class to its academic schedule to meet the needs of students who are impacted by COVID-19.

Richard Bland College of William and Mary provides free wifi for students, members of community

Richard Bland College of William and Mary will be providing free wifi for students and members of the community.

University of Richmond faculty featured in Netflix documentary series

Faculty from the University of Richmond will be featured in a Netflix documentary series called “The Innocence Files”.

  REWATCH: A Digital Dialogue on Navigating Distance Learning

In order to help the adjustment, NBC12 hosted a conversation about ‘Navigating Distance Learning’ to show how educators and communities are already supporting students and how they continue to help them stay on track academically.

JMU schedules in-person commencement ceremony for August

The university is planning on-campus commencement ceremonies from August 7-8.

Hanover Schools gets national recognition for 8th year in a row for music program

Hanover County Public Schools has been named a “Best Community for Music Education” for the eighth year in a row by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

Liberty faces lawsuit over lack of fee refunds to students

Liberty University in Lynchburg is facing a multi-million-dollar class-action lawsuit for refusing to reimburse student fees in the wake of the coronavirus.

University of Richmond President will perform online cello concert from home

University of Richmond President Ronald A. Crutcher has offered to perform on his cello during a noon performance from his home.

Grab and Go meals, packet pickups delayed due to severe weather

Due to severe weather in the area, grab and go meals and packet pickups in the area have been delayed.