Education 

The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law
The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law

The GOP-drafted legislation mandates that a poster-sized display of the Ten Commandments in 'large, easily readable font' be required in all public classrooms, from kindergarten to state-funded universities.

Local student heading to national civics competition

Local student heading to national civics competition

Zoey Downer from Henley Middle School has been named the first-place winner in the 2024 National Civics Bee Virginia State Finals.

Most U.S. students are recovering from pandemic-era setbacks, but millions are making up little ground

Most U.S. students are recovering from pandemic-era setbacks, but millions are making up little ground

Millions of students including those who are poor or marginalized have made up little or none of the ground they lost during pandemic school closures.

Darden's PREP program going national

Darden's PREP program going national

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Prison Re-entry Education Program, or PREP, is part of the nonprofit Resilience Education.

Summer school means Stanardsville school cameras will be operating

Summer school means Stanardsville school cameras will be operating

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says the school zone cameras in Stanardsville will operate for a couple of hours a day between June 3 and June 28.

Most AAPI adults think the history of racism should be taught in schools, an AP-NORC poll finds

Most AAPI adults think the history of racism should be taught in schools, an AP-NORC poll finds

About 7 in 10 AAPI adults approve of K-12 public schools teaching about the history of slavery, racism and segregation, according to a poll from AAPI Data and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Summer meals programs beginning

Summer meals programs beginning

These programs support children by providing meals during the summer when free and reduced-price meals at schools are not available.

Warner describes FSA rollout as a 'debacle'

Warner describes FSA rollout as a 'debacle'

A 'debacle' and 'botched' is how Virginia Senator Mark Warner describes the delayed rollout of federal student aid.

Seeking feedback on priorities from parents

Seeking feedback on priorities from parents

The Albemarle County Public Schools Family Council has launched a short online survey parents can fill out.

Buddhist monks visit Scottsville Elementary School

Buddhist monks visit Scottsville Elementary School

A group of Buddhist monks on a walk for world peace paid a visit to the children of Scottsville Elementary on Monday.

BRHD, RRHD offering vaccination clinics for students

BRHD, RRHD offering vaccination clinics for students

The Blue Ridge and Rappahannock Rapidan health districts are offering various clinics where children can get the vaccines they need for school.

70 years ago, school integration was a dream many believed could actually happen. It hasn't

70 years ago, school integration was a dream many believed could actually happen. It hasn't

For decades, American schools have been re-segregating. Around 4 out of 10 Black and Hispanic students go to schools where almost every one of their classmates is another student of color.

Dozens of students sign with local employers

Dozens of students sign with local employers

There were 31 students across seven CATEC programs recognized for turning apprenticeships, internships and job interviews into careers with 24 local employers.

Local teacher sailing recreation of Darwin's voyage

Local teacher sailing recreation of Darwin's voyage

Tim Baynum was selected to take part in the Darwin 200 project which takes people on a 180 foot replica of the HMS Beagle through Charles Darwin's voyage across the globe.

Experts fear 'catastrophic' college declines thanks to botched FAFSA rollout

Experts fear 'catastrophic' college declines thanks to botched FAFSA rollout

The bungled rollout of a new federal student aid form has left millions of students in limbo and some wondering if their college dreams will survive.

CATEC partners with Porsche Charlottesville to bring students first-hand experience

CATEC partners with Porsche Charlottesville to bring students first-hand experience

Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center is partnering with Porsche Charlottesville to allow its students to work with luxury cars during their school day, giving them useful experience for when they enter the job market.

Educators picked for Virginia Humanities fellowship

Educators picked for Virginia Humanities fellowship

The K-12 Educator Fellowship is designed to support educators who are committed to teaching the humanities to primary and secondary school students.

Local middle school students visits UVA School of Nursing

Local middle school students visits UVA School of Nursing

UVA’s School of Nursing hosted a group of middle schoolers from around the area to learn what a career in nursing could look like for them. 

Albemarle School Board approves fiscal year 2024-25 budget

Albemarle School Board approves fiscal year 2024-25 budget

The Albemarle County School Board adopted a final operating budget for the 2024-25 academic year of $269.4 million.

USDA updates rules for school meals that limit added sugars for the first time

USDA updates rules for school meals that limit added sugars for the first time

The Department of Agriculture issued final rules for the program that serves breakfast to more than 15 million students and lunch to nearly 30 million children every year.

Signing day for students in Career and Technical Education program

Signing day for students in Career and Technical Education program

The more than 40 students recognized are going to be joining the workforce right out of high school, joining the military, or continuing their education in a trade.

Stop-arm cameras added to Greene County school buses

Stop-arm cameras added to Greene County school buses

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Greene County Public Schools announced the addition of the cameras on Tuesday.

Students in ACPS's 'Post High' program learn how to use computers

Students in ACPS's 'Post High' program learn how to use computers

Students with special needs, as a part of Albemarle County Schools’ 'Post High' program, got a chance to learn some skills they may use every day.  

VASS: LCPS's Straley picked as Virginia Superintendent of the Year

VASS: LCPS's Straley picked as Virginia Superintendent of the Year

Doug Straley, the superintendent of Louisa County Public Schools, is this year's Virginia Superintendent of the Year.

Biden's new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but avoid addressing transgender athletes

Biden's new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but avoid addressing transgender athletes

The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under new rules from the Biden administration.

Biden's latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

Biden's latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

President Joe Biden's latest plan for student loan cancellation is moving forward as a proposed regulation, offering him a fresh chance to deliver on a campaign promise and energize young voters.