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Education

Sunday 08/30/2015
Stafford High’s start date pushed back to Sept. 14

STAFFORD — Students at a new high school in Stafford are getting an extra six days of summer vacation thanks to a construction delay.

Saturday 08/29/2015
Questions for U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan

QUESTION: Some Ivy League universities have been criticized for paying high fees to endowment fund managers at the expense of student aid. Does the University of Virginia use enough of its $7 billion endowment to mitigate tuition increases?

Sullivan discusses changes at U.Va., challenges ahead

The day after she met with state officials last week to review the University of Virginia’s six-year plan, class began for President Teresa Sullivan.

Water damage from sprinkler forces UR to move some Modlin performances

Fall performances planned at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts’ Alice Jepson Theatre are being moved to other locations after a faulty sprinkler caused extensive damage to the original venue.

Friday 08/28/2015
Freshman quadruplets start college at Randolph-Macon

When Hannah Jones saw the emailed acceptance letter from Randolph-Macon College in the inbox on her phone, she, naturally, reacted with the excitement and relief expected of a high school senior admitted to her first-choice school.

Thursday 08/27/2015
Group protests disparities in suburban school discipline

Activists pushing for a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions in public schools flooded public comment periods at school board meetings in Chesterfield and Henrico counties this week.

Henrico School Board appoints new member, extends Kinlaw's contract

The Henrico County School Board on Thursday appointed Pierre L. Greene, a pastor and the managing director of a financial services firm, as the new interim representative of the Fairfield District on the board.

Wednesday 08/26/2015
Kinlaw contract extension proposed in Henrico

The Henrico County School Board will discuss this afternoon a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw.

Tuesday 08/25/2015
Richmond schools seeks private donations for athletics hall of fame

Richmond Public Schools plans to put the “hall” in hall of fame if the district’s nonprofit arm can raise $10,000 in private donations to permanently display plaques for athletics inductees.

Schools consider regional effort to handle sexual assault

Amid the mounting cost and complexity of new federal mandates to address sexual violence, Virginia’s colleges and universities are considering whether to establish a network of shared resources and investigators to address campus assaults.

Chesterfield axes deep fryers from school cafeterias

Chesterfield County is axing deep fryers from school cafeterias and replacing french fries on lunch menus with such dishes as sweet potatoes.

Sunday 08/23/2015
Chesterfield, Richmond to use GPS technology on school buses

Parents and guardians of Richmond and Chesterfield County public school students will be the first in the region to be able to track their childrens' buses with an app. 

Program teaches Richmond students the art of marketing

Students from five Richmond high schools learned the art of marketing this summer. Or make that, the marketing of art.

Walker art educator gets back from N.Y. residency

RICHMOND — Jeffrey Deane Hall of the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School recently returned from one week at the Golden Educators Residency, presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in partnership with Golden Artist Co...

Chesterfield School Board seeks members for panels

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking members for a variety of advisory committees.

Two Chesterfield schools get grants for programs

CHESTERFIELD — Two Chesterfield County elementary schools received grants that will pay for after-school, before-school and summer education programs.

Saturday 08/22/2015
Bedden expects transformative school year in Richmond

Bright yellow toy school buses dot the executive offices of Richmond Public Schools at City Hall, where Superintendent Dana T. Bedden says the district motto, “On the road to glory,” is more than a catchphrase.

Friday 08/21/2015
Virginia Tech names spokeswoman with annual salary of $230,000

ROANOKE — Virginia Tech has named a new chief information officer with public television roots to replace the university’s longtime primary spokesman.

Richmond Public Schools stands by principal after his subordinate claims sexual harassment

Richmond Public Schools is standing by a celebrated elementary school principal following claims that he sexually harassed a man who was then a subordinate.

Thursday 08/20/2015
Henrico School Board applicants' supporters share views at public hearing

Supporters of two of the five applicants vying for a vacant seat on the Henrico County School Board, plus a woman running for the same seat in November, spoke at a public hearing Thursday.

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