Jackson-Via students respond to questions asked by a representative from the Museum of Frontier Culture. Photo: Tim Shea

Education Beat: Delegate seeks shift in state funding for schools

Legislation to change the state funding formula for Charlottesville and Albemarle’s education budgets has been introduced again before the General Assembly in Richmond. The proposed budget amendment, known as the “Bell Amendment” and named after its patron, local Republican Delegate Rob Bell, would take the two communities’ 1982 revenue sharing agreement into account when calculating […]

(Left to right) Local students Zyahna Bryant, Kim Wilkens, and Weedor Kollie building an app during a meeting of Tech Girls at Computers4Kids. Photo: Tim Shea

Education Beat: Albemarle predicts nearly $7 million deficit

Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Pam Moran presented the School Board with a $164.28 million budget proposal Thursday. The needs-based plan represents a nearly six percent increase from last year’s $155.3 million budget. However, with revenues projected to grow by only one percent, to $157.3 million, Albemarle is predicting a deficit of nearly $7 million. […]

CHS’ Pop Quiz/Scholastic Bowl team recently finished first nationwide in a field of 300 teams for the 3-2-1 Knowledge Competition. The accomplishment qualifies the team for this summer’s National Academic Championship. Photo: Tim Shea

Education Beat: CHS to extend school hours for struggling students

Some Charlottesville High School students are attending class at night, thanks to the extension of a supplemental learning program prompted in part by concerns over dropout and attendance rates. The Work Achieves Lasting Knowledge Program (WALK), which began in 2007, and which helped 82 CHS students earn diplomas in the 2012-13 school year, is an alternative learning initiative […]