Senator Mark Warner spoke via videoconference to a CHS class about global citizenship last week. Photo: Dan Hennicke

Education Beat: Officials debate future of Yancey Elementary

Our Education Beat coverage is the result of a partnership with Charlottesville Tomorrow. A year after elected officials charged a citizen work group to find additional uses for the chronically under-enrolled Yancey Elementary School, the group has proposed transforming the Esmont school into an “intergenerational learning center.” On Thursday, the Yancey Workgroup recommended that the school […]

CATEC Culinary Arts Director Bob Bressan (R) helps student Brandon Lamb make turkey gravy for CATEC's 12th annual Thanksgiving Fundraiser. Photo: Tim Shea

Education Beat: CATEC’s annual fundraiser a feast of opportunity

Our Education Beat coverage is the result of a partnership with Charlottesville Tomorrow.  Two days before Thanksgiving, Bob Bressan was in the throes of organizing the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center’s 12th annual Thanksgiving fundraiser, rattling off orders for walnut stuffing and ham biscuits, reminding students to take turkey gravy off the stove, and running pots […]