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June 15, 2017
This week’s Symposium on High-Quality Preschool offered professional development opportunities and motivational words in support of expanding preschool access to all children in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Charlottesville schools Superintendent Rosa Atkins said federal and state lawmakers must invest in universal preschool to give their most vulnerable constituents a ...
August 04, 2016
The United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area has formalized a collaborative effort with local early-childhood service providers and the Charlottesville and Albemarle County school divisions to track children’s outcomes through high school. The ongoing project will help the United Way assess which services have the greatest impact on at-risk children. The ...
May 05, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors will return to budget talks Wednesday, and the outcomes could impact education in the County’s public schools. At stake is about $290,000 earmarked for Bright Stars—Albemarle’s pre-k program for at-risk four-year-olds—which the School Board eliminated from its budget in the ...
August 22, 2013
Kelly Shifflett tears up when she talks about turning needy families away from Bright Stars, Albemarle County’s preschool program for at-risk youth. And in recent years, the number of those calls the Bright Stars Program Coordinator has had to make has only increased, rising from 79 children on the ...