| May 29, 2013
| 9:35 PM
JAMES CITY – The tennis pecking order is clear: at Jamestown High, in Region I and in the family.
Triple-crown winner Leah Walter is No. 1. The senior, outstanding academically and on the court, has earned ample opportunity to try to extend that...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Learning cursive is almost a rite of passage in Elementary School. But could the writing be on the wall for those squiggly letters?
More and more states are writing off daily cursive lessons throughout elementary school. Virginia requires third graders...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Math assessments for Virginia students will be harder under revisions adopted by the state Board of Education.
Media outlets report that the board unanimously adopted more rigorous Standards of Learning math tests for grades three through eight on...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Highland County is one of two school divisions in Virginia recognized for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. The Virginia Board of Education also honored 92 schools across the state, including more than 30 in central...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:23 PM
It's time for change. That was the message behind a press conference held by several local school superintendents.
In attendance were the superintendents from Roanoke City, Salem, Botetourt County, Montgomery County, Bedford, Floyd, and Craig County. A...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Splish-splash - and lots of screams.
It might look like weekend fun, but this is actually a school trip.
While these 4th graders from Buchanan, Breckinridge, Eagle Rock and Greenfield Elementary schools are having a good time, you can see from the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Eight-eight percent of the class of 2012 graduated on time, according to the Virginia Department of Education.
Also, the statewide dropout rate fell to 6.5 percent for the class of 2012, down from 7.2 percent for the class of 2011.
Highland County had a...
| May 1, 2012
| 12:21 PM
It's the same criticism you hear over and over again about Virginia's Standards of Learning (SOL's), they're just teaching to the test and students aren't really learning anything.
The state hopes to prove the critics wrong by introducing a much...
| May 20, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Budget cuts have had a major impact on schools in our area. In Franklin County, the music program could hit a sour note unless money is raised to keep the music playing. That’s why both current and former students at Franklin County High School...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Here are the results of the Peasley Middle School 6th- and 7th-grade Standards of Learning results released last week by the Virginia Department of Education.
Reading – 2010-11: 92; 2011-12: 89
Writing – 2010-11: 89; 2011-12:...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Here are the Gloucester High School Standards of Learning results for this year compared to last year. This year's scores were released last week by the Virginia Department of Education.
Gloucester High School
Reading – 2010-11: 93; 2011-12: 96...