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May 19, 2018
When Matt Shields started teaching engineering at Charlottesville High School, he set himself a challenge: stop lecturing. Rather than tell students which leg of an LED connects to the positive end of the battery, he decided to let students make mistakes. “Day One, you plug it in wrong and it ...
March 29, 2018
Charlottesville City Schools plans to purchase 3,000 new laptops this summer, allowing all students and staff to have their own devices in the upcoming school year. Charlottesville launched its 1-to-1 student device initiative, Blended Learning to Advance Student Thinking — also known as BLAST — in 2011. The division spent $2 ...
January 24, 2018
Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Rosa Atkins has submitted an $83.7 million funding request for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The spending plan would have the School Board request $54 million from the City Council — a $2.67 million increase. More than $1.19 million of the city schools ...
November 27, 2016
Ashton Ryan is, in many ways, a typical 16-year-old. He balances a busy extracurricular schedule — organizing a coat drive, serving on the Charlottesville Youth Council and appearing every month on Rob Schilling’s radio show on WINA — with the demands of school. But for Ryan, a sophomore at Charlottesville High ...
October 11, 2015
In classrooms throughout the country, glowing touchscreen monitors have replaced chalkboards, and rather than pulling heavy textbooks from their backpacks, students now effortlessly hoist school-issued laptops onto their desks. But one thing many of these products lack is evidence that they benefit student learning. Due to the proliferation of devices ...
June 05, 2015
Starting in August, students in the Charlottesville school division will be clicking, typing and researching on new laptops. The School Board on Thursday voted unanimously to purchase 2,200 Lenovo Chromebook 11e computers from CDW-G, an Illinois-based technology provider that often works with government and K-12 education. The move represents ...
May 07, 2015
After a 2011 rollout of about 2,000 Fujitsu tablets that saw technical problems ranging from easily breakable screens to sluggish speeds and cumbersome use, Charlottesville City Schools hopes its next round of devices — to be distributed to students in August — are more reliable. That was the message Jeff Faust ...
February 02, 2015
In the current education landscape, technology is more than computers and projectors. Jeff Faust, director of technology for Charlottesville City Schools, explained the challenges to the School Board during a budget work session Saturday. “We tend to simplify that in our minds,” Faust said. “But our entire phone system … HVAC ...
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