I wrote in today's paper about efforts at Fallon Park Elementary School to help families who are struggling financially. There's another effort underway to help students at William Fleming High School.
Recommendations from state education leaders submitted to the governor's office Wednesday call for changes to Virginia's graduation requirements and standardized testing procedures, among other things.
This morning, county and school leaders met for the annual State of the County and State of the Schools addresses. You can read Carmen Forman's coverage of the event here.
Roanoke and Franklin County school leaders are in Washington, D.C., today for a celebration of this year's National Blue Ribbon school award winners.
As my colleague Casey Fabris and I reported Sunday, the state's Department of Education has staff on the ground in Franklin County this week to do a review of the school district's special education services.
Roanoke County educators have endorsed four candidates vying for county supervisor and school board seats this fall.
Roanoke Catholic School students and teachers filled a bus with donations for homeless students in Roanoke’s public schools, one of the largest donations so far.
Two new Carilion billboards that went up this week feature a Patrick Henry freshman's artwork.
At tonight's Roanoke City School Board meeting, the board will receive a report showing how much of the district's spending over the last year was with locally-owned businesses, as well as minority- and female-owned businesses.
At Salem City Schools' convocation Wednesday morning, Steven Staples, the state's superintendent of public instruction, played five clips from popular TV shows and movies to make his point about five myths in education.
A new member is expected to be appointed to the Roanoke County School board on Wednesday, to fill the seat vacated by Drew Barrineau.
In memory of the two WDBJ-TV reporters killed Wednesday, the Roanoke County School Board added their names to a statewide media honor roll.
Before tonight's Roanoke County School Board meeting, past and present school board members gathered for a reception for four of its members.
The hallways and classrooms at Glenvar High School still have "the new car smell," as Roanoke County Schools Director of Operations Martin Misicko put it.
Four elementary schools in Roanoke were awarded state grants that will allow the schools to offer additional enrichment services for students before and after school.
Staff writer Sara Gregory covers K-12 education for The Roanoke Times. She blogs about school-related happenings in the Roanoke region. Follow her on Twitter @saragregory.
Jonathan Robinson, 58, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Hill Street Baptist Church. Family visitation will be one hour prior to service. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Vera Sexton, 70, of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Arrangements by Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, 540-980-6160.
Virginia Gladys Conner, 97, of Floyd, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Bob Martin; granddaughter, Michelle Linkous; great-grandchild, Michael McGinnis; and several nieces and nephews.
Ona Shrader Smith, 100, of Roanoke, died on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Elmer Elijah Smith, or Pete, as he was known.