Education

Albemarle students competed in the division’s spelling bee last week. Seven students will now represent Albemarle at the regional competition. Photo: Tim Shea

Education Beat: School funding amendment falls short in Richmond

Our education beat coverage appears thanks to a partnership with Charlottesville Tomorrow. Legislation to change the state’s funding formula for Charlottesville and Albemarle’s education budgets has failed in Richmond. Known locally as the “Bell Amendment,” for local sponsor and Albemarle Republican Delegate Rob Bell, the budget amendment would have taken into account the two communities’ […]

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 […]