SMS students promote a healthy river and win

April 29, 2011

Lynchburg – The art of two Sandusky Middle School students will adorn the halls of the new James River Ecology School at Presquile National Wildlife Refuge in Hopewell, Virginia. Rebekah Chun and Emily Adams placed second and third, respectively, in [...]

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Heritage High School govt. student to attend congressional seminar

April 29, 2011

Lynchburg – Heritage High School senior, Natasha Chowdry, is headed to Washington, D.C. to participate in a Congressional Seminar as a result of writing a winning essay in a national competition. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America [...]

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Education Foundation gives more than $50,000 in teacher grants

April 29, 2011

Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc.’s 19th Annual Education Grant Awards program and reception will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at the E.C. Glass High School Cafeteria. 46 corporate sponsored grants have been awarded to [...]

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New performance evaluations ready for teachers

April 29, 2011

By Alissa Smith Virginia Statehouse News RICHMOND — Virginia’s teachers will be facing a new set of performance standards that could be used in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s “performance-pay” plan. The state Board of Education met Thursday and voted unanimously to approve [...]


EC Glass Theatre presents “The Young Man From Atlanta”

April 22, 2011

LYNCHBURG – EC Glass Theatre closes its 2010-2011 season with The Young Man From Atlanta, a poignant drama by Southern playwright Horton Foote. The Young Man From Atlanta will be presented in the Alumni Studio Theatre at EC Glass High [...]

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LU School of Law hits 100 percent bar passage rate in Virginia

April 22, 2011

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Liberty University School of Law students achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Virginia Bar Examination in February 2011. “The extraordinary success on the bar exam is a reflection of the quality of our program,” said [...]

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Teacher merit-pay pilot starts, state to update performance evaluations

April 20, 2011

By Abby Rogers Virginia Statehouse News Some Virginia teachers may receive a performance-based pay raise thanks to an initiative through the governor’s office. Gov. Bob McDonnell Wednesday announced a pilot program to grant up to $5,000 in awards to teachers in [...]


Tuition increases on the rise in state’s public universities

April 19, 2011

By Felicia Howard Virginia Statehouse News A Virginia public university will increase tuition for the upcoming school year, an action expected to be repeated by other state-funded schools. The Board of Visitors at Old Dominion University last week voted to [...]

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McDonnell launches teacher performance-pay initiative

April 19, 2011

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell has invited 57 school divisions that may have difficulty attracting, retaining and rewarding experienced, fully licensed teachers to participate in his Virginia Performance-Pay Incentives initiative for hard-to-staff schools. The initiative — which was approved by [...]

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Local college creative writing students to read from their work

April 16, 2011

Three Lynchburg College and three Sweet Briar College creative writing students will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the Craddock-Terry Gallery at Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St., for Third Thursday. Each student will read poems, fiction, [...]