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Education

Saturday 05/02/2015
Sunday Q&A with ... Stephanie Poxon, Rayvon Owen's former teacher

Stephanie Poxon, director of the Center for the Arts at Henrico High School, is “American Idol” finalist Rayvon Owen’s former teacher.

Friday 05/01/2015
Richmond adding modular classrooms to 2 most overcrowded schools

Huge, multiclassroom modular buildings are being added to two Richmond elementary schools, including one that’s only been open two years, to alleviate overcrowding.

Thursday 04/30/2015
Maggie Walker is powerhouse of civics contest, but Freeman is nipping at its heels

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School finished second and Douglas S. Freeman High School was third in a massive national civics competition this week.

Wednesday 04/29/2015
School board chairman says it's time to do for education what Richmond did for public safety

School Board Chairman Donald Coleman remembers what it was like in the 1980s and ’90s, when gun violence was a way of life in Richmond, particularly in the East End neighborhoods where he grew up and has lived ever since.

Sweet Briar case appealed; judge blocks asset sale

Legal pressure on Sweet Briar College increased on two fronts Wednesday as a circuit court judge blocked the college from selling any of its assets for six months and the Virginia Supreme Court was asked to stop the college from closing.

Girl wins award for hatching own breed of chickens

Hanover County resident Gracie Goodpasture was presented with the 2015 Angela Award from the National Science Teachers Association on Wednesday, principally for work with poultry, including creating her own breed of chicken.

Police investigate threat referencing Virginia Tech massacre

The Virginia Tech Police Department is investigating a social media post Tuesday night that stated: "Another 4.16 moment is going to happen tomorrow. Just a warning."

Tuesday 04/28/2015
Bedden: 'This is the hardest job I've ever had'

Richmond Superintendent Dana T. Bedden stuck to familiar themes and threw in a few new ones in his first “state of the schools” speech, delivered Tuesday to about 300 staff members, parents and people from the community on the campus of Virginia U...

Some lawmakers want review of Sweet Briar use of state grant funds

Several state lawmakers are urging Attorney General Mark R. Herring to investigate Sweet Briar College’s acceptance of tuition-assistance grants for students amid planning to close the college.

Chesterfield School Board discusses proposal to hire COO

Chesterfield County School Board members spoke favorably of a proposal to hire a chief operations officer at a board work session Tuesday afternoon.

Monday 04/27/2015
Audit prompts Chesterfield schools to consider staffing change

Chesterfield school officials are considering adding a chief operations officer to the district’s administrative staff.

Virginia Sea Grant charter signed

Six state universities agreed Monday to collaborate on research to promote marine and coastal science through the Virginia Sea Grant initiative.

Saturday 04/25/2015
Virginia college and university commencements

Here are the spring commencement dates and speakers for Virginia colleges and universities:

For Sweet Briar, a contested final commencement

Of all the commencement speakers addressing the Class of 2015 this spring, the mayor of Columbus, Ga., will be in a singular, if not somewhat awkward, spot.

Friday 04/24/2015
W&M extends tuition guarantee rate

The College of William and Mary will continue its four-year tuition guarantee next academic year, with new in-state undergraduates paying nearly 12.5 percent more than current freshmen.

Air quality issues prompt closure of classrooms at Cary Elementary

The three classrooms in the kindergarten wing at John B. Cary Elementary School will be closed indefinitely as Richmond school officials try to determine the cause of an unpleasant odor.

UVa board in negotiations to extend Teresa Sullivan’s contract

Sullivan — deemed recently by Fortune magazine as “The Unluckiest President in America” — acknowledged “a very challenging year for the university” without directly addressing questions Friday about the contract negotiations.

Thursday 04/23/2015
Henrico board ponders discipline policy

Henrico County School Board members adjusted a proposed new student code of conduct Thursday to make punishments for elementary school students with heroin and aspirin different, cut the maximum penalty for cellphone misuse and simplify the wordin...

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Steward School honored for environmental programs

The Steward School and the University of Virginia were among five schools in Virginia named a 2015 Green Ribbon School, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

UVa dean hires lawyer, blasts Rolling Stone in open letter

Nicole Eramo, associate dean of students at U.Va., has hired an Alexandria-based law firm specializing in defamation cases, a sign she may be preparing legal action against the magazine.

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