Henley Middle School student Cole Roberts introduces facilitator Bernard Whitsett at an M-Cubed etiquette workshop last week. Photo: Tim Shea

Education beat: SOL reform passes House and other school news

Our Education Beat coverage appears thanks to a partnership with Charlottesville Tomorrow. Students in Charlottesville-Albemarle are one step closer to taking fewer Standards of Learning exams during their academic careers. House Bill 930, which proposes a 23 percent reduction in the amount of state SOL tests students take between grades three through eight, passed the […]

Venable Elementary School fourth grade teacher Corey Schock has been arrested on child pornography charges. Photo: Charlottesville Public Schools

Venable teacher arrested on child porn charges

Venable Elementary School fourth grade teacher Corey Schock was arrested on Monday, February 10, on two counts of possessing child pornography and one count of use of a communications system to solicit child pornography. The arrest stunned parents of students at the school, who described him as one of its most popular teachers. “Everyone wanted […]

Second graders at Baker-Butler Elementary last week celebrated the year of the horse with a festival of Chinese culture. Photo: Tim Shea

County School Board to Supes: Show us the money!

The Albemarle County School Board last week voted 6-1 to send a $164.28 million funding request to the Board of Supervisors. This funding request exceeds anticipated revenues by $6.76 million. Despite the decision to forward the request to the Board of Supervisors, the school board is expecting to make cuts and will now begin to […]