Volunteers serve food during the City Schoolyard Garden and Buford Middle School’s Fall Harvest Festival. Photo: Tim Shea

Education Beat: School enrollment shows steady growth

Our Education Beat coverage is the result of a partnership with Charlottesville Tomorrow.  For the third straight year, school enrollment in Charlottesville and Albemarle is on the rise. Seven of Charlottesville’s nine schools grew, bringing the division total to 4,085 students—the first time the division’s enrollment has broken the 4,000-student threshold in the last six […]

Buford science teacher Sarah Edwards talks to a student during a lesson about temperature. Photo courtesy of Charlottesville Tomorrow

Buford opens new science labs, and other school news

Students at Buford Middle School are now learning about science, technology, engineering, and math in four state-of-the-art labs that feature 3D printing capabilities. The ribbon-cutting ceremony last week kicked off the Buford Engineering Design Academy, a $1.4 million, 9,600-square-foot renovation at Buford. It also tagged Buford as the first public school in Virginia to become […]