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 […]

The Racial Dot Map, created by UVA demographer Dustin Cable, shows the U.S. population color-coded by race down to the neighborhood level. 
Image courtesy Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

UVA demographer’s race map gets national attention

Dustin Cable suspected the online map he built to plot the distribution of the entire U.S. population by race—a color-coded dot for all 308.7 million Americans identified by the 2010 Census—would be interesting, useful, and maybe even important. He didn’t think it would be so beautiful. “I didn’t expect, for instance, the blending of colors […]

A teacher talks to students during an auto repair course on the first day of school at CATEC. Photo: Tim Shea.

City, County schools’ SOL scores fall

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.  Both Charlottesville and Albemarle schools saw pass rates drop on Standards of Learning exams in English and science, according to reports from the Virginia Department of Education. Albemarle […]