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Henrico County School Board hosting two virtual town halls

The Henrico County School Board will be hosting two virtual town hall meetings today.

Randolph-Macon College delays in-person fall classes for two weeks

New Kent County parents to choose between two fall school learning options

Henrico Schools sets schedule to distribute tablets, laptops

‘Ultimate Backpack’ program collecting school supplies for Richmond area students

Children’s Museum of Richmond creates book bank for teachers, families

Richmond Public Schools create FAQs page for students, parents

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Henrico school district creates FAQs page on 2020-2021 year

UVA delaying in-person instruction and move-in for undergraduates by 2 weeks, Students react

State superintendent waives school accreditation for 2021-2022 school year

SVEC to return more than $4 million to members

Virginia State University opts for online-only classes during first month of semester

  ’Only when it’s safe’: Virginia Educators United hold motor march

RPS meal distribution postponed due to upcoming weather

Richmond Public Schools announced the district’s meal distribution has been postponed due to the upcoming weather on Aug. 4.

Confederate signage to be temporarily re-installed at Hanover County schools

Hanover County Public Schools announced that the Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School signage will be temporarily re-installed.

Goochland school leaders to review reopening plans

The Goochland County School Board will be reviewing the district’s reopening plans in a public meeting.

RPS to share more details on upcoming virtual semester

Superintendent Jason Kamras will be sharing more details on the upcoming virtual semester.

Virginia Educators United plans motor march around state Capitol

City, school respond after large gathering off Radford University’s campus

Spotting signs of a student struggling mentally during virtual school will be an obstacle parents and teachers may face

Students advocate for change at HCPS with school board members Saturday

Sen. Mark Warner discusses schools reopening during virtual town hall

  Henrico students to advocate for change in school systems this weekend

Former Henrico Schools superintendent dies

A former Henrico County Public Schools superintendent has died at the age of 92.

Radford University prepares for students’ return this weekend

Radford University students start moving back onto campus this weekend, with the school reopening next week.

Registration deadline for online learning option, transportation for Hanover students is Friday

The registration deadline to opt into full-time online learning for Hanover County students is Friday.

UVA professional development series schools teachers on virtual learning, racial equity

A University of Virginia professional development program is arming teachers with the tools they need to succeed this fall.

Richmond Schools to hold virtual community meetings on role of police in schools

Richmond Public Schools will hold two community meetings on the role of police officers in schools.

Chesterfield Supervisors to conduct audit on harassment towards teachers

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors is conducting an internal audit of the Chesterfield Education Association about bullying towards teachers wanting to reopen in classrooms this fall.

Midlothian private school offering face-to-face instruction this fall

Millwood School announced that it will be offering face-to-face instruction five days a week on Sept. 8 for all students.

RPS teachers will no longer be able to virtually teach in classrooms

Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras said in a letter update to teachers, students and families that teachers will not be able to teach from their classrooms.

  Back to Learning: Major school systems to reopen virtually, others offer in-person/virtual options

Some of the largest school systems in Central Virginia have opted to return to learning virtually, and now educators are weighing in on how that could work.

Henrico County Schools holding pop-up school supply drive

While Henrico County Public Schools’ 2020-21 school year will begin using a fully virtual format, students still need school supplies.

  Hanover families rally in support of ‘parent’s choice’ in Return to Lean plan

Hanover County Public Schools will be holding a virtual town hall on the county’s Return to Learn plan.

  Colleges, universities planning mix of in-person and virtual learning

Students making the transition to adulthood are going to have to deal with even more changes.

  Virginia high school fall sports delayed; VHSL votes for three condensed seasons

High school sports in public schools will not start in the fall, but all three athletic seasons are scheduled to happen.

NBC12 hosts ‘On Your Side’ town hall discussion on school year plans

We talked to school leaders, parents, students and teachers about the unprecedented school year.

  VCU: Protests cause over $100,000 in damage after windows smashed, buildings tagged

VCU reported that buildings and windows on the university’s Monroe Park campus were damaged on Saturday night.

Dominion Energy announces VUU, VSU to benefit from “HBCU Promise” program

Dominion Energy announced that 11 historically Black colleges and universities will receive part of a $35 million initiative aimed at “promoting higher education equity.”

Virginia Tech researchers say mouth bacteria may cause colon cancer to spread

Researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered that bacteria found in your mouth may be causing colon cancer to spread.

  Richmond private school plans to reopen with face-to-face instruction next month

While most major public school systems in the greater Richmond area have announced plans for virtual instruction for fall 2020, area private schools are looking to open their doors for face-to-face instruction with students in the next several weeks.

Black UVA professor set to receive tenure, promotion after lengthy battle

Harris says that he was recommended for promotion and tenure, a decision that has already been approved by UVA Provost Elizabeth Magill.

  Henrico School Board unanimously approves virtual learning for start of school year

The Henrico County School Board unanimously voted for virtual learning for the first nine weeks of school.

Board changes school’s name from Robert E. Lee to John Lewis

Virginia’s largest school system is removing the name of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from one of its high schools in favor of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

  RPS Superintendent to recommend removal of school resource officers

After a 90-minute student-led virtual town hall discussing the need for student resource officers in Richmond Public Schools Superintendent announced that he would recommend to the school board that they remove all SRO’s from schools and replace them with mental health professionals Tuesday afternoo

Hopewell Schools to begin school in fully virtual format

Hopewell City Public Schools will begin learning in a fully virtual format starting on Sept. 8.

Randolph-Macon College sets health guidelines for fall semester

Randolph-Macon College set health guidelines for students and their families to follow for the upcoming fall semester.

  More parents opting for home schooling amid pandemic

With school districts across the commonwealth announcing their decision to open virtually for the start of the 2019-2020 school year amidst concerns over the pandemic, more parents are deciding to take education and safety matters into their own hands by enrolling their children into home school.

Rockingham County business owner hopes to donate hand sanitizer to every local classroom

A Shenandoah Valley business owner changed her operations during the pandemic to make hand sanitizer and distribute it to essential workers.

Virginia’s largest school insurer says worker’s compensation is unlikely for teachers who catch COVID-19

Virginia’s largest insurer for local school divisions had a clear message for administrators on Monday: Don’t worry about COVID-related worker’s compensation claims from school employees.

Hopewell city school leaders to discuss school year

Hopewell’s school leaders will be discussing a delay to the start of the school year.

VSU hosts reopening town hall meeting for parents

Virginia State University will be holding a town hall meeting for parents.

Henrico schools superintendent recommends virtual learning for start of school year

Henrico County Public School Superintendent Amy Cashwell announced the school district is recommending to go fully virtual at the start of the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Petersburg School Board unanimously approves virtual learning

The board voted unanimously in favor of virtual learning.

  ‘Safe Return to Learn Hanover’ holds car rally, advocates for teachers

At least 80 cars showed up for an “Only When It’s Safe” car rally in Hanover County. The rally was organized by Safe Return to Learn-Hanover, an organization asking school leaders to listen to the concerns of teachers and staff.

Fairfax schools backtrack on in-person reopening option

The nation’s 10th largest school system, which faced criticism from the Trump administration for offering only two days a week of in-person instruction in the fall, is now backing away from offering any in-person learning.

  Hanover offers ‘parent’s choice’ for school year, families say questions remain

As school leaders in Chesterfield County and the City of Richmond have voted to for students to continue remote learning to begin the 2020-2021 school year, Hanover County Public Schools will offer ‘parents choice.' Families can choose between students learning online or returning to in person class

  Daycare deals with enrollment rush as school divisions go virtual

School systems continue to discuss how students will get back to learning this fall, which has parents scrambling to figure out what they’re going to do when classes start.

Spotsylvania Schools launch wifi hotspot program

Spotsylvania County Public Schools is launching a wifi hotspot initiative for the 2020-2021 school year to increase access to broadband for online learning this fall.

Petersburg leaders to discuss reopening plans

Petersburg city school leaders will be meeting today to discuss reopening plans.

William & Mary raised $1 billion during fundraising campaign

William & Mary said the campaign funded more than $300 million in scholarships.

VCU Health, William & Mary expands university health care

The College of William and Mary and VCU Health will be partnering together to expand university health care.

  Chesterfield School Board approves virtual start to school year

The Chesterfield County School Board has voted to approve a virtual start for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Parents turn to nannies as schools go virtual

Most in-demand nannies are expected to be tech-savvy to also fill role as teacher.

2 groups with opposing views on reopening schools rally ahead of board meeting

The Education Association will be holding a car rally for virtual learning ahead of the school board meeting.

Richmond School Board to debate school resource officer policy

Richmond Public Schools (RPS) will be discussing whether or not to keep resource officers in schools in a virtual meeting.

Henrico students to share perspectives on racism, inequity in online series

Henrico high school students will be sharing their perspectives on issues of racism, injustice and inequity during the online series “Community Conversations.”

Colleges win immigration battle but fear for US reputation

Even with a fresh victory on behalf of international student access, U.S. universities fear they’re losing a broader battle over the nation’s reputation as place that embraces and fosters the world’s best scholars.

  Powhatan teacher takes us inside her socially-distant classroom

Powhatan teacher shows off her socially-distant summer school classroom.

Superintendent Kamras says virtual fall semester will be similar to RPS’s ‘Summer Camp at Home'

Superintendent Jason Kamras gives details on the upcoming virtual semester for Richmond Public Schools.

Hanover school leaders hope to finish Confederate school renaming process before school starts

Leaders in Hanover County have announced the next steps to take after the names of Stonewall Jackson and Lee-Davis have been removed from schools.

Dominion Energy commits $35 million to support historically Black colleges and universities

This six-year program will support historically black colleges and universities in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina.

UVA requires negative COVID-19 tests for returning students, 2-week quarantine requested

The University of Virginia is sharing more steps it is taking to keep everyone safe this fall. The plan lays out a list of actions students are required to take before returning to grounds and it includes taking a mandatory COVID-19 test.

  ‘We have to ensure their safety’: Petersburg Superintendent says back-to-school options include virtual learning

Central Virginia school districts are finalizing plans on whether to re-open in the Fall and there are some pretty serious challenges to consider.

  RVA Parenting: How to home school your kids this year

As many schools make their choices about how to return to learning, some parents are considering taking on school themselves for 2020.

Crews remove Confederate generals’ names from schools in Hanover

Thursday afternoon, crews were seen removing the names from signs and buildings on both campuses.

Superintendent Jason Kamras releases statement on violence in city

Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras released a statement on the violence in the city after three RPS students and a parent were involved in five shootings that occurred within the span of seven hours.

Virginia Tech professor creates surface coating that inactivates virus that causes COVID-19

A Virginia Tech professor has created a surface coating that inactivates the virus that causes COVID-19.

Gov. Northam signs in-state tuition equity bill

It officially took effect on July 1.

William & Mary creates new transition program for veterans

William & Mary is launching a program that will prepare veterans for leadership roles in the civilian world.

Goochland County School Board approves reopening plan for 2020-2021

The Goochland County School Board has approved the reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year.