Education

The Charlottesville String Ensemble plays on the Downtown Mall to kick off fundraising for their summer 2014 trip to France. Photo courtesy Charlottesville Tomorrow

Albemarle schools revisiting class rank reporting

Our regular Education Beat reporting is the result of a partnership with the nonprofit community news platform Charlottesville Tomorrow, which covers growth, development, public education, and local politics. Albemarle County Public Schools announced last week that the division has been reviewing its policy of reporting class rankings to college admissions offices. The review is the […]

The Albemarle High School choir performs during a September 11 memorial service. Photo courtesy Charlottesville Tomorrow

Albemarle pushes back against new accreditation system

Our regular Education Beat reporting is the result of a partnership with the nonprofit community news platform Charlottesville Tomorrow, which covers growth, development, public education, and local politics. Virginia’s public schools have two accountability systems that determine whether a school and division become accredited. Accreditation by the state reflects pass rates in math, history and […]

UVA's Rotunda. Photo: Dan Addison, UVA Public Affairs.

UVA eyes privatization as public funds diminish

In a preliminary report released earlier this week, a University of Virginia panel proposed that the Commonwealth’s flagship university take significant steps toward operating more like a private school. Jenna Johnson at the Washington Post broke the story of the 11-page report earlier this week. It was drafted in April by the UVA Strategic Planning […]