Norfolk Southern Corp. announced Tuesday it plans to relocate 500 of its Roanoke employees to Norfolk or Atlanta. It will be probably be a while before we know/feel the full extent of the announcement, but there was a glimpse Tuesday of what it might mean for one local school division.
The reauthorization of No Child Left Behind didn’t come up in the State of the Union Address, which was par for the course, but no worries there was no shortage of discussion about the law Wednesday.
Planning on watching the State of the Union address tonight? Yes?
Welcome to 2015. As we kick off the new year, what's on the education agenda? Here are my five local education stories to watch in 2015 in no particular order.
This is it. The final week of school for 2014. Students are eagerly eying a nice winter break and I’ll bet teachers are too. If you’ve got a school aged kid you might be thinking about what to get their teacher or teachers for the holidays.
Something significant is happening Saturday.
In the lead up to Thanksgiving and all the prep that goes along with Turkey Day, you may have missed a story or two. Here are two significant education stories that may have been off your radar last week during the holiday.
When members of the Patrick Henry High School band land in Hawaii next week they’ll be making history as part of the group going on the band’s biggest trip.
So you've obviously heard by now that Roanoke City Schools are planning a celebration of sorts and it will include a special guest, country music star Hunter Hayes.
We learned more about applicants for Roanoke County Schools superintendent this week, but not their names.
It’s way too early to talk about snow days, but let’s do it anyway.
First school buses, then school nurses -- now substitutes?
It wasn't too long ago we took a look at local school start times and a study on how early school hours can affect students.
The deadline for applications for Roanoke County Schools superintendent is this Friday.
Virginia is spending less on K-12 education than it did in 2008.
On-time graduation rates, which measure how many students enter ninth grade and graduate four years later, were released by the state Thursday.
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Roanoke teacher Matthew Newton was named the area's top teacher Wednesday putting him in the running to be the state's Teacher of the Year. Newton represents the Region 6 area.
College is getting more expensive.
Roanoke eighth graders are well on their way to having their own laptops after school system leaders OK'd a new laptop initiative.
Unless you’ve been asleep at the wheel you may have noticed some discussion yesterday about school start times and student sleep.
It’s T-minus six days until school buses roll in Roanoke County.
The race to fill the shoes of Roanoke County Schools Superintendent Lorraine Lange is off to a quick start.
In between creating a laptop initiative and making a run at some serious grant money, the Roanoke School Board also talked Tuesday about how to prepare to student for the world after high school and what exactly that means.
Summer is over.
Ready or not, it's back to school time.
In recent weeks there’s been plenty of time (and newsprint) dedicated to principal searches in Roanoke.
At tonight's Roanoke School Board work session Superintendent Rita Bishop is expected to update officials on RCPS+
A handful of principal vacancies in the city have meant months of community meetings and candidate introductions. Are you having a hard time keeping it all straight?
Northside High School senior Tyler Langhorn recently became the first from his school to earn a certificate of general studies while also getting his high school diploma. He's also on track to be getting an associate degree later this spring or summer, another first.
High school graduations are in full swing.
The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, or at least the day I’ve been waiting for.
Here’s the second in an occasional series of round ups of graduation coverage.
About a week ago the Roanoke County School Board took the small, but likely first, step in what will be the search for its next superintendent.
Spring is here and so is graduation season.
As the school year creeps to a close, area school systems put out the call for the best of the best when it comes to teaching.
Since it’s around that time of year, testing season, here are a few stories chronicling the latest with Virginia’s Standards of Learning.
Sen. Tim Kaine was in town yesterday and hosted a roundtable discussion with area women community leaders and one of the things he touched on was career and technical education, something he’s been pushing in the Senate.
I can’t tell you what’s lining superintendents’ bookshelves or the latest download on their tablets, but I can give you a little insight into what Roanoke Superintendent Rita Bishop has been reading recently.
By now you’ve read about the talented, and pretty adorable, Westside Elementary School debate team. The group heads out Thursday for D.C. where they will hang out with Howard University’s debate team and do some sightseeing.
Virginia Association of School Superintendents executive director Steve Staples was named the state’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction on Monday.
Tablets for everyone!
Today’s mess of ice, snow and rain has meant a 10th inclement weather day for Roanoke County students and staff, and this one will have to be made up. But how?
If you haven’t heard the story of Marquia Rivera and how she surprised her 10-year-old son at Grandin Court Elementary School yesterday then grab a tissue and check it out.
A chaotic scene played out across Roanoke County on Friday when several dozen bus drivers called in sick to protest cuts to benefits causing the system to dismiss early without bus service, but Tuesday buses were running.
While trapped inside yesterday did anyone keep up with the very entertaining, but worthy of serious discussion, Twitter battle between beloved TV weather man Al Roker and new New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio?
Since you’re likely trapped under a blanket of snow, settle in for some edu reading.
You can read all about what transpired at tonight’s Roanoke School Board meeting in tomorrow’s paper. Hint: it involves capital projects and Round Hill Elementary School.
Kevin A. Boynton, 49, of Vinton, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Roanoke County. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.
Bergie M. (Bucky) Frazier Jr., 73, of Moneta, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. Arrangements by Conner Bowman Funeral Home & Crematory, Rt. 220, Rocky Mount.
Nancy C. Dooley, 87, of Richmond, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Barbara Akers Sink Hale, 74, of Garner, N.C., passed away Monday, May 18, 2015. Graveside Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at Oylers Chapel Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-3835.