Education 

Chris Long Foundation launches EdZone project
Chris Long Foundation launches EdZone project

The Chris Long Foundation and Charlottesville City Schools have launched the latest component of the foundation's new EdZone program.

Committee preparing to make recommendations on renaming Clark, Venable elementary schools

Committee preparing to make recommendations on renaming Clark, Venable elementary schools

The Charlottesville City Schools Naming of Facilities Committee was created in 2020, including teachers, parents, administrators and members of the community.

Greene County teacher named Shenandoah Region Librarian of the Year

Greene County teacher named Shenandoah Region Librarian of the Year

Leah Talbert has been a teacher at William Monroe High School for four years.

Schools struggle to staff up for youth mental health crisis

Schools struggle to staff up for youth mental health crisis

Despite an influx of COVID-19 relief money, school districts across the country have struggled to staff up to address students' mental health needs that have only grown since the pandemic hit.

Virginia's first manufacturing engineering course available in Greene County

Virginia's first manufacturing engineering course available in Greene County

Students attending GCTEC now have access to state-of-the-art equipment that will provide them with a hands-on learning environment in the new Manufacturing Engineering course. 

CCS, Chris Long Foundation team up to provide basic supplies to students in need

CCS, Chris Long Foundation team up to provide basic supplies to students in need

The new EdZone closets in all Charlottesville elementary schools will provide supplies like soap, toothbrushes, deodorant and more.

Officials respond to social media-based concerns associated with mental health incident

Officials respond to social media-based concerns associated with mental health incident

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office says faulty information led to concerns about a possible threat to students at Nelson County High School.

Professional day to learn innovative ways of teaching

Professional day to learn innovative ways of teaching

Monticello High School hosts professional development for faculty and staff in Albemarle County. 

Hundreds respond to survey regarding review of Meriwether Lewis Elementary name

Hundreds respond to survey regarding review of Meriwether Lewis Elementary name

As part of the naming review process, the Community Advisory Committee launched a survey seeking name suggestions, including keeping the current name of the school.

UVA law professor gives opinion on affirmative action in college admissions

UVA law professor gives opinion on affirmative action in college admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court is debating a case for affirmative action in college admissions.

Justices raise doubts on race-conscious college admissions

Justices raise doubts on race-conscious college admissions

Members of the Supreme Court's conservative majority are questioning the continued use of affirmative action in higher education.

Biden admin relaxes rules for student debt forgiveness

Biden admin relaxes rules for student debt forgiveness

The Biden administration is moving forward with an overhaul of several student debt forgiveness programs.

ACPS board member David Oberg resigning

ACPS board member David Oberg resigning

At Thursday's Albemarle County school board meeting, a board member announced they will be resigning.

Other ACPS staff to see pay increases

Other ACPS staff to see pay increases

School nurses, maintenance mechanics, child nutrition staff and others will see their pay rate change.

Massive learning setbacks show COVID's sweeping toll on kids

Massive learning setbacks show COVID's sweeping toll on kids

The COVID-19 pandemic that shuttered classrooms set back learning in some U.S. school systems by more than a year, with children in high-poverty areas affected the most.

ACPS to increase pay for bus drivers

ACPS to increase pay for bus drivers

The Albemarle County School Board voted to raise bus driver pay to $21.50 an hour, with the goal of attracting more drivers.

Greer Elementary benefits from outdoor learning

Greer Elementary benefits from outdoor learning

The school also has the most diverse student population of any Albemarle County school, with students speaking more than 30 different languages.

Committee launches survey on Meriwether Lewis name

Committee launches survey on Meriwether Lewis name

People can prioritize naming categories and submit name recommendations, which can include the current school name.

CCS responds to ACPS announcement on buying CATEC

CCS responds to ACPS announcement on buying CATEC

Right now, it's a joint venture between CCS and ACPS, but CCS officials say they were caught off guard by the announcement.

Albemarle schools discusses interest in purchasing CATEC

Albemarle schools discusses interest in purchasing CATEC

Albemarle County Public Schools have announced it is in discussions with Charlottesville City Schools about the county school division’s interest in purchasing CATEC. 

Police say active shooter call at city middle school was hoax

Police say active shooter call at city middle school was hoax

The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating the incident, but an all-clear has already been given.

Venable Elementary students vote on new playground design

Venable Elementary students vote on new playground design

During recess, current fourth graders voted for their dream playground setup out of three options.

Biden kicks off student loan relief application season

Biden kicks off student loan relief application season

President Joe Biden says 8 million borrowers had already applied for loan relief during the federal government's soft launch period over the weekend.

Albemarle teachers defend transgender students at ACPS board meeting

Albemarle teachers defend transgender students at ACPS board meeting

Albemarle County teachers continue to push back against Governor Glenn Youngkin's proposed transgender policy.

U.S. Patent Office visits Charlottesville High School

U.S. Patent Office visits Charlottesville High School

Students are working on their own invention projects and learned from professionals that it's possible for them to be inventors and even apply for patents themselves.

Greene County school teacher contributes to publication

Greene County school teacher contributes to publication

A Greene County history teacher was recently chosen to contribute to a new publication.