Education

It’s time to prepare for pre-K registration in Chesterfield, Henrico

Hundreds of children in Chesterfield and Henrico will qualify to go to prekindergarten for free. And the time is now to apply!

  ‘I thought it was like magic’: 3D printing class now offered at Louisa middle school

Louisa County teacher runs 50 miles to support students, educators

Lawmakers support raises for teachers, state employees

  Dedication ceremony held for Barack Obama Elementary School, formerly named after J.E.B Stuart

  Deputies: Armed trespasser arrested at Hanover school

  It’s time to pre-register for kindergarten in Chesterfield County

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  Mother claims daughters have been bullied for months at Richmond school

Virginia superintendents plead for more funding in news conference

Petersburg Schools: ‘Severe shortage’ of bus drivers causing issues with bus routes

  Lunch attendant at Westover Hills Elementary School accused of assault

New school calendar approved for Chesterfield Schools

Lockdown lifted at King William Co. school after investigation into ‘threatening note’

  ‘Don’t teach the hate and racism’: Woman upset after movie scene shown to class during Black History lesson

The scene was from the 2013 movie, "The Butler", which showed a group of young black men and women being harassed, spit on, and yelled at while sitting in a then white establishment.

Symposium preparing Henrico students for education field

The Teachers for Tomorrow Creative Symposium will be preparing students in Henrico for their future in the education field.

  New bill aims to establish first ‘recovery high school’ in Virginia

School would help teenage addicts in the early stages of drug and substance abuse recovery.

  Henrico schools seeing ‘larger than usual’ number of students out sick

“In multiple schools in Henrico County, children have become sick with influenza (“the flu”) and/or influenza-like illnesses,” a Facebook post stated.

Virginia school buses get cameras to cite illegal passing

Two school districts reopening after major flu outbreaks

  King William County buses disinfected during school closure due to flu outbreak

Prince Edward County Schools closed Friday due to flu

  King William Schools closed Thursday, Friday due to high number of flu cases

  'We haven’t been heard’: Chesterfield parents of students with special needs continue to voice concerns over busing

Governor’s plan to boost access to community colleges would benefit people and businesses

When he laid out his agenda for the 2020 General Assembly, Gov. Ralph Northam offered a proposal he calls G3, “Get a Skill, Get a Job, Give Back.”

Prince George building new elementary school to replace one with mold issues

Prince George County School Board has voted to build a new Walton Elementary after it was determined the building could not be salvaged.

  Henrico Schools holding public meeting on redistricting plan options

The school division is redrawing elementary, middle and high school attendance zones for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.

Chesterfield School Board wants opinions on upcoming 2020-2021 calendar

The Chesterfield County school board wants to hear opinions from parents, employees and the community about the proposed calendars for the 2020-2021 school year.

City of Richmond, school board to rename school

The City of Richmond and the school board plans on holding a meeting to rename Amelia Street School.

Gov. Northam announces Black History Month education contest

Suggestions for historical markers must be submitted by March 6, 2020

RPS launches Secondary Success Center

The centers are open to all Richmond City residents from ages 17-21, who dropped out of an RPS high school.

Financial plan for 2020-2021 includes big wins for Henrico Schools’ students, staff members

The plan will focus on more job opportunities and support systems available to students and staff members as well as continuing to invest in safe and well-maintained learning spaces.

General Assembly bill would require Legionella testing in Va. public schools

Last year, cooling towers at several Chesterfield schools tested positive for the legionella bacteria

  Chesterfield Schools reminds parents to keep sick children at home

Chesterfield schools are reminding parents to keep their sick children at home and take them to the doctor if they start showing symptoms.

Students’ hot chocolate stand raises more than $500 to help animals affected by wildfires

Students held the hot chocolate stand on Wednesday and Thursday.

VCU President to deliver State of the University Address

Dr. Michael Rao will speak at 11:00 a.m in the James Branch Cabell Library

Orange County School Board votes to install solar panels

The Orange County School Board unanimously voted on Monday to put solar panels on school buildings.

Secretary of State to address Liberty University graduates

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver the commencement address at Liberty University in May.

Virginia teachers union to hold ‘Fund Our Future’ rally

The Virginia Education Association is hosting a rally at the State Capitol to call on lawmakers to increase state funding for public education.

  Chesterfield holding community meetings on proposed $99.9 million budget increase

The Chesterfield County Public Schools superintendent is asking for a $99.9 million budget increase for the 2021 fiscal year.

Richmond leaders, organizations helping to provide free meals for RPS students on Monday

Richmond leaders and organizations are working to make sure none of the city’s students go hungry on Monday while schools are closed for the “Fund Our Future” rally at the Capitol.

Hanover seventh-grader named Spelling Bee Champion

A Hanover seventh-grader has been named the Spelling Bee Champion in Hanover County.

  Concerns over speeding drivers on Parham Rd. near high school

"My fear is that one of these students is going to get hit and killed," said Lynda Kulp, a Tucker High School parent.

  Richmond Public School teachers could get a pay increase as superintendent unveils FY’21 budget

Richmond Public School teachers could see a 3 percent increase in their paychecks if superintendent Jason Kamras gets his way.

Richmond Public Schools’ Open Enrollment application available

Richmond Public Schools’ (RPS) Open Enrollment application is now available.

Congressman McEachin visiting elementary school in Hopewell

Congressman McEachin will be visiting Patrick Copeland Elementary School in Hopewell.

Solar panel inspection will allow Waynesboro Public Schools to use clean energy

Waynesboro Public Schools is ready to flip the switch on clean energy.

Richmond elementary school closed due to lack of water and heat

“Parents were notified before school started this morning,” RPS said.

Governor Ralph Northam’s $95 million preschool funding proposal could have multiple effects on Virginians

Governor Ralph Northam's $95 million preschool funding proposal could have multiple effects on Virginians.

  Funeral, viewing arrangements announced for beloved Varina High School custodian

For more than 45 years Dawkins worked as a custodian at his Alma mater.

  Dominion Energy moves forward with electric school buses

Electric school buses will soon be on the roads of Central Virginia, as well as other locations across the state.

  New exhibit at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia explores the lives of the enslaved community at Monticello

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is getting ready to release its newest exhibit, Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello that explores the lives of slaves who lived and worked at Monticello.

Moody Middle School seventh-grader wins Henrico spelling bee

A seventh-grader from Moody Middle School became Henrico Schools’ 2020 Division-wide Spelling Bee champion.

  Virginia Union University stops controversial event from taking place on campus

Leaders at Virginia Union University are setting the record straight after a flyer started circulating showing an event honoring President Trump and Jared Kushner on campus. The flyer said it was honoring ‘Urban Impact Leaders’ on the Campus on Martin Luther King Day.

  Miss America Camille Schrier returns to Richmond as part of nationwide tour

Miss America Camille Schrier returned to Richmond Tuesday evening, visiting a group of girls at Mad Science of Central Virginia, and showing them how science and royalty can truly go hand in hand.

VUU cancels event that planned to honor President Trump on MLK Day

Virginia Union University (VUU) has canceled an event that planned to honor President Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

T-Mobile provides $26K, 400 hotspots for Staunton students

In Staunton, students without internet at home are getting free hotspots for the year. Thanks to T-Mobile, students will soon be able to rent an internet hotspot for free from their school libraries.

Va. school board will not ban Confederate flag in dress code

The vote was 7 to 1.

  ‘He truly was the Varina legend’: Students, staff honor longtime employee, alum who died

James Dawkins worked at Varina High School for more than 45 years before he passed away Saturday.

RPS launches program for growing Spanish-speaking community

Richmond Public Schools is launching a new program aimed at the growing Spanish-speaking community - RPS en Español.

Virginia college students turning to sugar daddies to avoid college debt

Virginia college students are turning to sugar daddies and mommies to avoid college debt.

Police identify student who wrote message on restroom wall at Chesterfield middle school

Chesterfield police are investigating after a message that was found written on the restroom wall at Robious Middle School.

UVA School of Medicine seeing its highest number of female students

The future of medicine is becoming more female. Medical schools across the country are seeing the highest number of women students.

Rural school districts face tough discussions on consolidation

Alleghany County Sheriff Dale Muterspaugh went on a crusade in 2004, pledging his department’s resources to find the primary victim of a massive vandalism case at the high school.

  Students, teachers fight for more school funding as the General Assembly begins

People who passed under the Bryan Park Interchange at I-95 Wednesday noticed a serious message taking over the bridge. Education advocates lit up signs to encourage lawmakers to pour out more money for Virginia schools. It comes as some Richmond students say their schools could surely use it.

Construction plans approved for new Chesterfield elementary school

Chesterfield school and county leaders approved construction plans for a new elementary school Tuesday.

Record number of students get bachelor’s degrees in Virginia

A record number of students received bachelor's degrees in Virginia last year.

VCU poll: Virginians think gun laws should be stricter; are willing to pay more for education

The poll found that the majority of Virginians support stricter gun laws, including background checks, limiting gun ownership for those with mental illness and red flag laws.

Henrico redistricting committees to meet three times

The meetings are broken down in elementary, secondary - which combines middle and high schools - and a combined meeting.

  Teachers, advocates rally for more education funding in proposed state budget

Teachers and advocates are rallying across the state at four regional public hearings for the 2020 Virginia state budget, calling for more funding to go to education.

  Virginia teachers call Governor’s $1.2 billion for education ‘woefully short’

Opponents say it's not nearly enough to put teacher pay on track with the national average, calling it “woefully short” for educators and students.

Principal: Slavery lesson involving black students was wrong

The roles included that of an enslaved person and a person of color drinking from a segregated water fountain.

Governor proposes $101M for new center at Radford University

The governor of Virginia has allocated almost $101 million toward new building construction at Radford University.

Va Lottery launches ‘Thank A Teacher Art Contest’ for the third year

The Virginia Lottery is excited to launch its “Thank A Teacher Art Contest” for the third year on Jan. 2, 2020.

VUU awards 115 scholarships to students on Christmas

The names of the winners were announced on social media.

Virginia Union University announces new tuition rates

VUU announces new tuition rates that will begin in the Fall 2020 semester. All enrolled students will be eligible.

Preschool students donate more than 75 gifts to kids in need

Over the past month, the students were to collect the gifts to be donated.

‘They didn’t believe in Santa’: Woman organizes toy drive for Richmond elementary school

In total, they raised enough money to give three presents to each of the 350 students at the school.

2 resource officers, faculty hurt in ‘altercations’ involving students at Henrico school

In a letter sent home to parents, the two altercations involved groups of four or five students.

Va. congressman donates 200 books to Highland Springs HS

Congressman Donald McEachin donated new books from the Library of Congress to the school library

Virginia Union University acquires Budget Inn Property

History is being made at Virginia Union University after the school purchased the property formerly owned by The Budget Inn.

  RPS makes no changes to Northside schools

Many Richmond Public School students will be attending different schools due to RPS rezoning on the Northside.