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August 31, 2017
As Virginia’s public schools seek to prepare students for high-paying jobs in technology industries, some students aren’t waiting to graduate to get their first experiences in the field. This summer, two friends and classmates at Charlottesville High School wrote code for software companies on opposite sides of the ...
November 02, 2015
In the documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” — showing Friday as part of the Virginia Film Festival — native Virginian and Earlysville resident Ted Dintersmith examines the current state of public education in the United States and asks if the status quo is equipping students with the skills they will need to ...
December 05, 2014
Students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County public schools are learning in new and exciting ways — evidenced by an event hosted by the Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle. The foundation, a grant-making program that raises money for the two school divisions, highlighted those innovations at an event at the University of ...
May 17, 2014
Matt Shields, Physics Teacher, Charlottesville High School What is the most challenging aspect of your job? Time. If I were to teach only one subject to only one student, that could easily be a full time job. I could spend forty hours each week building a relationship with that one ...
May 08, 2014
In the coming weeks, thousands of students in Charlottesville-Albemarle will take Standards of Learning exams. Recently, both school divisions have decried the accountability measure, arguing that standardized testing causes stress and fails to provide a full picture of student learning. However, despite that position, schools are beginning to combat ...
April 16, 2014
The funding future for an “intergenerational learning center” at Yancey Elementary is unclear after the Albemarle School Board met last week. “We need to define what the programming for an intergenerational center is to get a better vision of where we take this,” School Board Chair Ned Galloway said. Dr ...
April 12, 2014
Charlottesville High School physics teacher Matt Shields can remember the day his students already knew the content he wanted to teach. “I felt like some of my power had been stolen from me,” Shields said of the class that had skipped ahead in the curriculum by watching YouTube videos. Now ...