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Wednesday 11/25/2015
Posted: November 25, 2015 - 9:15 am
Gift certificates, donations sought to help William Fleming students

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. 

Thursday 11/19/2015
Posted: November 19, 2015 - 11:00 am
Update: Virginia Heights students create clay models of Grandin businesses

Last month, I wrote about an art project at Virginia Heights Elementary School that was just getting underway.

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Posted: November 18, 2015 - 5:21 pm
Testing 'innovation committee' presents second round of recommendations

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.

Tuesday 11/17/2015
Posted: November 17, 2015 - 11:21 am
Roanoke County lauds school accomplishments of the past year

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

Tuesday 11/10/2015
Posted: November 10, 2015 - 11:52 am
Roanoke, Franklin County Blue Ribbon Schools honored Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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. 

Monday 10/26/2015
Posted: October 26, 2015 - 1:39 pm
Franklin County parents with concerns about special education programs asked to share with state education department

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.

Thursday 10/08/2015
Posted: October 08, 2015 - 10:50 am
Butzer, Hooker, Moore and Wray win Roanoke educators' endorsement

Roanoke County educators have endorsed four candidates vying for county supervisor and school board seats this fall.

Thursday 10/01/2015
Updated: October 01, 2015 - 4:54 pm
For homecoming, Roanoke Catholic School collects supplies for homeless students

Roanoke Catholic School students and teachers filled a bus with donations for homeless students in Roanokeā€™s public schools, one of the largest donations so far.

Wednesday 09/09/2015
Posted: September 09, 2015 - 3:15 pm
Patrick Henry student's art will grace Carilion billboards

Two new Carilion billboards that went up this week feature a Patrick Henry freshman's artwork.

Tuesday 09/08/2015
Posted: September 08, 2015 - 3:31 pm
City schools' contracts with locally owned businesses increase

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.

Friday 09/04/2015
Posted: September 04, 2015 - 3:56 pm
Hidden Valley teacher selling bracelets, T-shirts to raise money for WDBJ scholarships

After last week's shootings at Smith Mountain Lake, Sara Cubberley wanted something maroon and teal to wear in honor of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

Wednesday 09/02/2015
Posted: September 02, 2015 - 8:45 pm
Five video clips with takeaways for education

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.

Tuesday 09/01/2015
Posted: September 01, 2015 - 11:05 am
New Roanoke County school board member could be appointed Wednesday

A new member is expected to be appointed to the Roanoke County School board on Wednesday, to fill the seat vacated by Drew Barrineau

Thursday 08/27/2015
Posted: August 27, 2015 - 9:59 pm
Roanoke County School Board recognizes slain WDBJ reporters

In memory of the two WDBJ-TV reporters killed Wednesday, the Roanoke County School Board added their names to a statewide media honor roll

Posted: August 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Roanoke County Schools honor outgoing board members

Before tonight's Roanoke County School Board meeting, past and present school board members gathered for a reception for four of its members.

Posted: August 27, 2015 - 11:45 am
Glenvar High School still has "new car smell" as renovations progress

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.

Monday 08/17/2015
Posted: August 17, 2015 - 5:45 pm
Four elementary schools awarded 21st Century grants

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.

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Sara Gregory

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.

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