Education

Virginia’s community colleges will offer programs with guaranteed transfer credits

The program puts community college students through general education classes that will be accepted at almost every public university or college.

  Parent, former teacher files federal complaint after RPS loses track of 800 students who don’t speak English

  RPS making changes after losing track of 800 students who don’t speak English

RPS scaling back drug testing requirements for staff

School drive collects supplies for Hanover students

  Richmond teachers collect supplies for migrant children at the U.S. border

RPS, YMCA launches summer learning program

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VCU campus-wide tobacco ban approved

  Tips for helping your kids avoid the summer slide

Virginia official ousted, voted to remove Confederate names

Target offering teachers discounts on school supplies

  Henrico leaders approve new high schools

Henrico school system seeks committee members to help redraw attendance zones

  Chemistry teacher for 3 decades finds special ways to connect with students

Christy Thomas, has engaging lab projects and, her students say, she loves a good explosion.

State approves new teacher education programs to fight shortage

The College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State, George Mason, James Madison, Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth universities are projected to produce 400 more teachers through 26 new bachelor degree programs.

Water outage cancels classes at VCU Temple, Trani Life Sciences buildings

Crews are working to restore water.

Solar panels to be installed at 10 Richmond schools

The solar panels are expected to generate the equivalent of the power needs for 296 homes and reduce RPS carbon emissions by more than 2,700 tons.

Former Harrisonburg teacher goes viral after Facebook post

Chesterfield libraries team up with museums to offer free admission

  'So awesome’: Paralyzed Va. teen walks across stage at high school graduation

Grant money to add more school resource officers in Virginia

Henrico County school crossing guard retires after nearly 50 years

RPS announces 13 new principals for 2019-20 school year

  Richmond Public Schools implements gender neutral graduation robes

"I want RPS to be a school system where every child feels welcome and loved.”

  Petersburg hires North Carolina deputy superintendent to lead school district

NBC 12 was the first news outlet to report the name of Petersburg’s new school Superintendent, Dr. Maria Pitri-Martin.

VCU water outage resolved following multiple repairs

Water was turned off yesterday morning, causing the school to cancel class and lab activities in five buildings.

Summer food service for student locations announced

Food service will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  Harry Potter-inspired point system keeps students engaged all year

When you hear pep rally, the first thing that comes to mind is school spirit and bands, but Greenwood Elementary in Richmond, decided to switch it up and do a Harry Potter themed rally.

Chesterfield Schools to hold job fair

Jobs for teachers, assistants, food service workers, bus drivers and clerical support are available.

  School system creating new bus routes, asking families to complete survey

The Chesterfield County Public Schools will be using a new automated system to create bus routes.

  5-year old receives custom go-cart from Louisa County Public Schools

A Louisa community came together to gift a child with special needs a new spin on life.

School bus driver charged in four-vehicle crash that injured 3

A Prince George County school bus driver is charged in a four-vehicle crash that injured three people in Chesterfield.

Virginia Tech announces new northern Virginia location for Innovation Campus

For Senator Mark Warner, and other backers of Virginia Tech’s Innovation campus, the news of a new location is a big deal.

  9-year-old attacked 3 times by fellow student: ‘I don’t want to see him ever again’

A Hanover family is opening up about bullying that's impacting their 9-year-old at school, in hopes of shining a light on what many students are facing every day.

Ex-Liberty professor convicted of child sex solicitation

A former Liberty University professor has been convicted of trying to have sex with a minor.

  Pride display at Powhatan school sparks debate

The Multicultural Student Association put up the flags Monday only to have them removed Tuesday afternoon.

$8M autism center breaks ground in Henrico

The facility will serve 96 people at a time from age 5 to 22.

VCU, GRTC team up to provide transportation to students, employees

Virginia Commonwealth University and GRTC have signed a three-year agreement to fund transportation access on the Pulse Bus Rapid Transit for all VCU, VCU Health System and Virginia Premier students and employees.

  ‘We need to be united’: Schools wear blue in honor of Va. Beach shooting victims

The call to wear blue came from Virginia Beach City Public Schools Superintendent Aaron Spence.

68 graduate from Tyler CC before completing high school

Seventeen of the students make up the first class from the Early College Academy in Hopewell earning an associate’s of science degree.

  Single mom graduates at top of VSU class

Tiffany Tucker walked across the stage at the top of VSU’s 2019 graduating class with a perfect GPA.

Henrico Schools holding bus driver job fair

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at Henrico Schools’ website.

Amid over-enrollment concerns, Virginia Tech offers incoming freshmen options--and money--to delay their arrival on campus

The university recently sent a letter to 1,559 accepted students, inviting them to exercise one of three options to begin their enrollment in a non-traditional manner.

  Trauma counseling for child victims: 22 RPS students shot this school year

This school year alone, 22 Richmond public school students have been struck by bullets.

Tuition freezes are a ‘watershed moment’ for college affordability, advocates say

At each of Virginia’s public colleges and universities, in-state undergraduate students won’t pay more in tuition next school year.

  Richmond teacher ‘Mr. B’ uses real world situations to teach business concepts

Bismark Agbemble has become a valuable asset to both teachers and students at Thomas Jefferson High School

Henrico 8th grader competes in national spelling bee

A Henrico eighth grader has made it past the preliminary round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

2 Chesterfield buses involved in separate crashes

Two buses and three vehicles total were involved in the crashes, but no serious injuries resulted.

2019 National Teacher of the Year honored by Virginia 529

The 2019 National Teacher of the Year received an award Tuesday from Virginia 529 to help support his students in the classroom.

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

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

  Richmond senior: School system is ‘making it harder on us’ to graduate

The Armstrong High School student says she thought she was graduating, until school counselors told her in April she was missing two classes.

Mayor Stoney visits students as construction continues on new school

The new Greene Elementary School is expected to be complete by September 2020.

  Parents rally around former Richmond teacher banned from visiting schools

A former teacher with Richmond Public Schools is banned from stepping foot inside any Richmond school but many parents and students say they don't agree with that decision.

  Chesterfield school clinic aide charged with stealing students’ Adderall

Chesterfield police said a parent of a student at Clover Hill Elementary School reported her child’s medicine had been stolen while the child was a school May 21.

  Richmond Alternative School is hosting school’s first ever prom

For the first time in school's history, Richmond Alternative School is hosting their first ever prom to award students for their hard work and good grades throughout the year.

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

The Richmond Public Schools system clarified Tuesday the number of students who may not graduate on time after an issue was found with the way high school credits were handed out.

No injuries reported when school bus with students on board crashes

The students continued on to school on a different bus.

  Virginia Marine surprises daughter at graduation

Ashley Gray was deployed to Central America but made the trip home to give his daughter the surprise.

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

The alleged incident happened on May 9 with four boys ranging from 5 to 6 years old at Salem Elementary School in Chesterfield.

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

The Chesterfield police department says that the school was on lock down as a precaution after reports of a gun at the school.

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

Marshall University faculty, students and staff took part in a service project at John Marshall’s gravesite. There was also a performance by the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps.

  Hopewell adopts year-round school for entire district

The new schedule will begin in the summer of 2020, and will be the first of it’s kind in the state.

Chesterfield County Schools in search of new student transportation director

The director of Student Transportation for Chesterfield County Public Schools will no longer work for the county effective June 30th.

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

A Chesterfield mother says she wants answers from the school division after her daughter with special needs got off the school bus hysterical Tuesday. She believes her child may have been hit by a 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

Calling 2019 a “great time to graduate,” Vice President Mike Pence told graduates of Liberty University Saturday they would have no trouble finding work off campus, thanks to the economic policies of President Donald Trump.

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

Brandon Gathers and his father, Antonio, are both members of SC State’s Class of 2019 and they’ll receive their college degrees when they walk across the stage at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.

Requirement for more school counselors not fully funded in state budget

The state funds one full-time counselor per 500 elementary students; one full-time counselor per 400 middle-school students and one full-time counselor per 350 students in high schools.

  Henrico teacher charged with sex crimes involving minor

Leonard Orange has been charged with indecent liberties of a minor by a custodian.

  Dinwiddie parents notified of scarlet fever case at elementary school

Parents of students whose children are in the same class and ride the bus with the infected child were notified to watch for symptoms in their children.

Injured owl, baby rescued outside Chesterfield preschool

The two animals were safely captured and taken to Woodlake Animal Hospital.

  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.