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  • 2015: A look at the year ahead

    2015: A look at the year ahead
    With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead. An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect. Shipbuilding Executives...
  • Hampton School Board narrows qualities it wants in new superintendent

    HAMPTON — The next superintendent of Hampton City Schools will be required to have a doctorate and live in Hampton, but every other preference will fall into just that category — preferred. Hampton School Board members spent two hours...
  • 1968 Olympian Tommie Smith promotes healthy living at Hampton youth track event

    HAMPTON -- On Oct. 16, 1968, Tommie Smith stepped on to an Olympic track in Mexico City and officially became the fastest man in the world, winning the gold medal in the 200-meter dash with a time of 19.83, a mark was the world record for 11 years. It...
  • Improvement plans in works for two Newport News schools denied accreditation

     Improvement plans in works for two Newport News schools denied accreditation
    Newport News school officials are looking at ways to improve academic performance at Sedgefield and Newsome Park elementary schools, which were denied conditional accreditation from the state Board of Education Oct. 23. Brian Nichols, NNPS chief...
  • Menchville High in Newport News honored for financial literacy test scores

    Menchville High School was named a Blue Star school in recognition of its students' successful performance on the 2013-14 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test, according to Newport News Public Schools officials. W!SE, or Working in Support of...
  • General Assembly 2015: A load of issues at session's start

    General Assembly 2015: A load of issues at session's start
    Sure things are a rarity when the state legislature rolls back into town. That said, it's a pretty sure bet Virginia's legislators will talk about serious ethics reforms after the curtain goes up Wednesday on their 2015 session. Thank federal...
  • Review: More flexibility called for in Virginia schools

    RICHMOND – Twelve recommendations bubbled out of a four-month look at Virginia's Standards of Learning, and they'll be developed into reform proposals as the General Assembly goes back into session next month. Perhaps the biggest change would allow...
  • McAuliffe calls for background checks on nurses

    McAuliffe calls for background checks on nurses
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe will call for criminal background checks as part of the licensing process for nurses, and he included funding for the new program in his budget proposal this week. The system now is based on self disclosure, with...
  • Hampton sorority donates coats to students

    The Hampton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. bought a coat for every student at Cary Elementary School recently, presenting 391 coats at a school assembly, according to Hampton City Schools officials. "As chairman of our program...
  • Hampton Roads veterans share war stories for documentary

    Hampton Roads veterans share war stories for documentary
    NEWPORT NEWS — Wulf Berg was 7 at the end of World War II. After his home, outside of Cologne, Germany, was bombed, he walked with his mother through the charred rubble of the city. The only images he's seen that remind him of that day have been...
  • House Republicans plan K-12 tweaks for Virginia public schools

    RICHMOND – House Republicans backed a set of incremental education reforms Thursday, saying they plan to continue evolving Virginia's K-12 testing system and school accreditation measures. They stopped short of calling for a major change in the...