5th-grade teacher wins vacation though ‘Thank a Teacher’ program

Laura Callahan, a fifth-grade teacher at Lewis and Clarke Elementary won a four-day, three-night vacation

  Parents rally around former Richmond teacher banned from visiting schools

  Chesterfield school clinic aide charged with stealing students’ Adderall

  Richmond Alternative School is hosting school’s first ever prom

  RPS superintendent apologizes for ‘error’ and ‘confusion’ about graduation projections

No injuries reported when school bus with students on board crashes

  Virginia Marine surprises daughter at graduation

Continued Coverage

  Parents furious after claims kindergartners were forced in a closet to be disciplined

  ‘A hoax’: Lockdown lifted after no weapon found at Manchester High School

Marshall University students pay tribute to nation’s longest-service chief justice

  Hopewell adopts year-round school for entire district

Chesterfield County Schools in search of new student transportation director

  ‘I’m not putting her back on a bus’: Mom says daughter was hit by substitute driver

  ‘We are One Henrico’: Students, staff show support for Godwin High School

Students and staff at high schools across Henrico wore Mills Godwin colors after hate-filled graffiti was discovered on the side of the building Sunday.

RPS to receive around $18 million in 2020 city budget

Richmond City Council passed the 2020 budget Monday night, which means that Richmond Public Schools in the city are fully funded

  Community holds vigil after hate graffiti found on school

Dozens of people came together Monday in unity after graffiti and threats were found on a high school.

  Mother, daughter walk across stage together at VUU commencement ceremony

Both graduation ceremonies drew out big names.

Vice President Mike Pence challenges LU graduates to stand firm against religious intolerance

  Father, son to receive college degrees together at South Carolina State University

Requirement for more school counselors not fully funded in state budget

  Henrico teacher charged with sex crimes involving minor

  Dinwiddie parents notified of scarlet fever case at elementary school

Injured owl, baby rescued outside Chesterfield preschool

  Franklin Military Academy sends balloon nearly into space

Students put computers, a GPS tracker, a radio and cameras underneath the balloon.

Stratford University closing Glen Allen campus

Two other campuses in Virginia are also closing, impacting more than 500 students.

John Tyler Community College to open late Thursday

The John Tyler Community College Chester campus will open at 9 a.m. today.

Henrico Public Schools name 2019 Gilman Teacher of the Year

Gregory Lyndaker, a history and psychology teacher at Henrico High School, received the honor out of about 4,000 teachers.

Virginia ranked #4 for teacher appreciation

The Commonwealth ranked fourth in U.S. teacher appreciation rankings, according to a poll from Brainly

Richmond Schools wrestle with low graduation rates

As graduation season approaches, over 720 high school seniors enrolled in the city’s public schools this year hope to change the declining trend that is Richmond’s on-time graduation rate.

  Hopewell to vote for year-round school for entire district

The School Board could vote to make the switch as soon as this month.

Richmond Fire Department to offer free CPR training to RPS teachers

The Richmond Fire Department and Richmond Public Schools are partnering up to give free CPR training to the city’s teachers.

Teacher Appreciation Week deals

The biggest deals day for teachers is on Tuesday, which is Teacher Appreciation Day.

Henrico Schools hosting job fair

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Libbie Mill Library.

  Richmond teachers rally to help colleague whose daughter has cancer

A Richmond Public Schools teacher whose taught at Fox Elementary for 21 years, is learning how much her co-workers care for her.

  Chesterfield teacher’s union: Two teachers injured within a week, group calls for action

There’s a call for action from Chesterfield teachers who want to feel safer in the buildings they're expected to teach in.

Report of gun on Virginia school bus turns out to be air pistol

The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a juvenile pulling out a gun on a school bus Wednesday afternoon.

  Bellwood Elementary is giving students the Jedi experience

Ahead of Star Wars Day on May 4, Bellwood Elementary is giving students the Jedi experience with a Star Wars-themed mini golf course.

Students collect, deliver stuffed animals to children in need

St. Catherine’s Middle Schoolers collected 748 stuffed animals to donate to children in Owsley County, Kentucky.

  Construction to begin on Holladay Elementary expansion this fall

The new construction project is set to begin in the fall and will take a few years.

New superintendent selected for Colonial Heights Schools

Colonial Heights Public Schools has selected its new superintendent after Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Jr. said he would not seek a contract renewal.

  Construction ‘likely’ caused cloudy water at James River High School

Students and parents took their questions and concerns to Chesterfield County Public Schools Tuesday, when James River High School water fountains were covered with black trash bags.

  ‘We felt valued, we felt heard': Rodney Robinson reflects on meeting with country’s top leaders

Robinson, along with the 57 other finalists, are taking part in the week-long event for the annual Teacher of the Year Award.

Elementary schoolers gifted new shoes, socks

“Not everybody has the simple essentials that you need to have in everyday life. I want to make sure the kids have that."

  Petersburg mother says boy groped her 2nd-grade daughter at school

A Petersburg mother speaks out after she says a student at Walnut Hill Elementary inappropriately touched her daughter who is in the second grade.

Governor launches ‘Virginia is for Learners’ education initiative

The governor says the initiative will encourage deeper and more critical thinking in students.

Campaign to end plastic straw use comes to VCU

VCU is the third Virginia university to join the Simply Straws Pledge Against Plastic Straws Campus Challenge.

Danny Glover to speak at VUU commencement

Glover, who starred in films such as the Lethal Weapon franchise and The Color Purple, will also receive an honorary degree.

Teachers’ pay falls behind that of other college-educated workers, new study finds

The weekly pay of Virginia teachers in the last four years has fallen 31 percent lower than the wages of other college-educated workers.

  Richmond students protest principal’s resignation

Sources said earlier this month that 10 Richmond Public Schools principals were recommended to be let go for the next school year.

  Richmond teacher Rodney Robinson named 2019 National Teacher of the Year

Rodney Robinson teaches social studies at the Virgie Binford Education Center.

  15-year-old Chesterfield student charged with assaulting teacher

The teacher’s glasses were broken in the incident and was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Goats return to University of Richmond to clear unwanted vegetation

The University of Richmond welcomed it second herd of goats to help clear unwanted vegetation from the outskirts of campus.

William & Mary names new provost to lead academics

William & Mary's provost serves as the school's chief academic officer.

Military father drives from Georgia to Virginia to surprise daughter at dance

Talk about dedication after a military father stationed in Georgia drove to Virginia to surprise his daughter at her elementary school’s Daddy Daughter Dance.

Louisa County Public Schools holding job fair

Louisa County Public Schools is hosting a job fair for various positions on April 27.

Bill requires schools to conduct Pledge of Allegiance

Alabama lawmakers might soon require public schools to start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance.

UVA halts tuition increase after lawmakers pledge more money

The University's Board of Visitors said Friday that it would roll back the previously approved 2.9% increase for 2019-20 and hold base tuition for all in-state undergraduate students at the 2018-19 level for another year.

  Henrico teen starts kindness club to prevent bullying

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and Henrico fourth grader Catherine Conner is proving just that by creating a kindness group to prevent bullying at her school, the Collegiate.

  Mayor, superintendent beg City Council not to cut schools’ facilities budget

Levar Stoney and Jason Kamras say students will continue to be too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter if City Council cuts the proposed budget.

  Chesterfield alters school bus routes; parents concerned about overcrowding

Chesterfield Schools confirmed it is changing how bus routes are created, which will cause some buses to be cut from elementary schools.

Northam announces high school career and tech grants

Ralph Northam has announced the 16 high schools that will get extra money to spend on career and technical education equipment upgrades.

Henrico school hosts safe driving program ahead of prom

AAA says the top three causes for teen crashes are speeding, alcohol and distraction.

  Chesterfield breaks ground on another new school

The new school is part of the school district’s capital improvements plan that includes the renovation or replacement of several schools.

3 Chesterfield schools to close early due to lack of power

Buses will run their normal routes and parents are asked to have someone at the stops to pick up the students.

14,500 run to remember victims of 2007 Virginia Tech shooting

The race began with a moment of silence, before taking runners around campus and ending up on the Drillfield near the memorial site.

  40 HVAC units need upgrades in Richmond schools

There’s a passionate plea from a Richmond school board member to do what she says is only right to ensure students are learning in adequate school buildings.

10 Richmond Public Schools principals recommended for dismissal

The 10 principals will finish out the school year.

Pharrell Williams to speak at UVA

Pharrell Williams will be the keynote speaker at the University of Virginia’s 2019 Valedictory Exercises.

  April 11, 1945: The U.S. Army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp

On today’s date 74 years ago, the American Third Army liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp.

  April 11 is kindergarten registration day

In addition to proof of residency documents, a school entrance health form and immunization record are also required before the start of school.

Gold star father who criticized Trump to speak at graduation

The Muslim gold star father who spoke out against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump will be the featured speaker at a Virginia college's graduation.

  Henrico forum tackles teenagers’ safety on social media

Real talk and hard dialogue were exchanged among school and community leaders about the dangers of social media.

  Powhatan school employee not facing assault charges, parents concerned by outcome

A Flat Rock Elementary School staff member will be returning to the school and will not be facing criminal charges after accusations of physical assault.

April 10, 1865: After surrender, Gen. Robert E. Lee gives final address to troops

One day after surrendering to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addressed his army for the last time.

  Students complain of mold near food at Henrico middle school

It was a hard meal to swallow for the students at Elko Middle School in Henrico.

1,500 literacy kits delivered to schools

1,500 literacy kits delivered to schools in Richmond and Petersburg, ahead of kindergarten registration.

Chesterfield holding bus driver job fair

The job is full-time and the school district offers paid training to earn a commercial driver’s license.

  ‘In this together’: Teacher awarded for compassion, work outside everyday duties

For the past 24 years- the last 12 at Westover Hills - Janice Grey has been nurturing the lives of countless students.

Looking for a job? Henrico County Public Schools is hiring

Henrico schools will host a job fair on April 9 for anyone interested becoming a bus driver or school nutrition worker.

VSU recognized as School of the Month by Tom Joyner Foundation

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Virginia State University as part of its ongoing effort to assist historically black colleges and universities in broadening and strengthening efforts to raise money to help keep students enrolled.

School apologizes for artwork that used anti-Semitic trope

Fairfax County Public Schools said the image was part of a series called "Racial Irony."