State Sen. Bill Stanley has asked the Virginia attorney general for a formal opinion on whether the state and localities are in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education II ruling by allowing students to attend deteriorating schools.
CHARLOTTESVILLE—The elementary years can be a rough time. But at Jackson-Via Elementary School, something as simple as a bench can make a difference to youngsters’ emotional wellbeing.
When word of Judy Carter’s death reached fellow members of the Orange County School Board, they mourned the loss of a beloved friend as well as an esteemed colleague.
JAMESTOWN, Va. — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown’s legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later.
Dressed as historical figures from the early 1900s, Nancy Lowden and Helen Raidabaugh stood near the Byrd Theatre on Cary Street in Richmond on Sunday talking to passers-by about efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia.
Cecil C. Snead II, Orange County’s new superintendent of schools, is rising very early these days. On the job since July 2, Snead is commuting from his home in Buckingham County, more than 60 miles away, until he and his wife, Sherrie, can sell their house and move to the area.
Faced with the daunting reality of a statewide teacher shortage, Fauquier County Public Schools realized it was time to rethink their recruiting strategy.
Fewer Virginia students are passing third grade standardized reading tests, a concerning trend for what experts describe as the most important predictor of a student’s future academic success.
RADFORD—Imagine running a cafe where your preferred clients—the ones you think of when you plan your menus—show their appreciation by throwing up.
In the summer of 2015, the Culpeper Police Department received a donation from Old Dominion Electric Cooperative for a drug take back unit.
The Culpeper County school division is set to advertise for an architectural and engineering firm to design its planned Career and Technical Education facility off McDevitt Drive.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (USBGN) has notified the Virginia Board on Geographic Names that a proposal has been submitted to change the name of a 3.9 mile long stream located in Culpeper County from “Negro Run” to “Fishback Run”.
Pardon the pun, but golf is in full swing right now with the 100th PGA Championship being played at Bellerive in Town and Country, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. By the time you read this column, it will most likely be over and a winner declared. As I write this, Gary Woodland and Rickie F…
Just in time for Friday’s football scrimmage against James Monroe High School, workers are putting the finishing touches on the Blue Devils’ Broman Field.
The Culpeper County School Board’s capital improvement committee on Wednesday discussed planned and potential security improvements to the county’s schools.
In-state students across Virginia’s public colleges will pay an average of 5 percent more for tuition and mandatory fees this year.
The Culpeper school division’s new coordinator for its alternative education program hopes her students will soar.
Emmett Till’s black, broken body was plucked from the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi days after his killing in Aug. 1955, a heavy cotton gin fan tied on his neck with barbed wire.
NORFOLK, Va.—High school students in Virginia got to learn Thursday about the challenges of life in microgravity directly from an American astronaut aboard the International Space Station.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday denounced a rural Virginia school district’s controversial plan to arm staff members on campus and said that the state’s attorney general is investigating the legality of the proposal.
The job market looks awesome. Unemployment is near its lowest levels since the 1960s, we’re in the midst of the largest, longest streak of payroll growth in recorded history, and there are signs employers are finally raising wages.
Even though their backs are facing the students, school bus drivers are aware of almost everything that happens on their buses.
Culpeper County Public School students will return to school on Monday, August 13. All schools will be open on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to allow parents and students the opportunity to meet with teachers and obtain information about the school year.
WASHINGTON—In the spring, I took my class of 20 preschoolers on weekly excursions to the Melvin C. Hazen Park, a section of Rock Creek Park near our public school in Washington. Just a few minutes into our first exploration, several children began shouting to their friends, “Look at this tre…
Dozens of law enforcement officers, weapons drawn, stormed Culpeper County High School Friday morning looking for a suspected shooter – and learned several important lessons.
The Culpeper County School Board heard a report at its recent annual closeout meeting detailing specific goals and strategies to deal with some of the answers teens gave during last fall’s 2017 Culpeper Risk Behavior Survey.
WAYNESBORO—Virginia is now one of only two states that will require mental health education in public schools, after the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation this year.
Though 13-year-old Beck Garnett already sold more than $50,000 worth of Trail’s End popcorn last year as a member of Boy Scout Troop 444, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
The school division recently named Florida resident Virginia Wright as an assistant principal for Culpeper County High School.
When Gregory Saathoff, founder of the Charlottesville nonprofit ParadeRest, heard that the last World War I U.S. veteran had died, he felt a pang of regret. An entire generation of veterans had passed on and they might not have all gotten the chance to tell their stories, he said.
The school division’s plans to construct a special career and technical school for Culpeper’s teens took a giant leap forward Tuesday after the county board of supervisors signed a lease for the land.
ROANOKE, Va. — Lawyers for immigrant teens who claim they were severely abused inside a Virginia detention center said early this week they plan to push ahead with a federal civil rights lawsuit even though two of the teens have returned to their home countries and a third no longer wants to…
With the state budget finally signed by Gov. Ralph Northam, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appropriate the county’s $104 million fiscal year 2019 (FY19) budget, an action which was deferred until the county knew what state funds it would receive.
The number of students taking English as a second language in Culpeper more than doubled during the last eight years.