RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Roanoke City Public Schools receives  $1.6 million for new Extended School Year Grant Programs at Fairview Elementary, Fishburn Park Elementary and Monterey Elementary; and for existing programs at Fallon Park Elementary, Garden City Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, Roanoke Academy for Math and Science, and Westside Elementary. RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has […]

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Two appointed to Roanoke City School Board

Monday, June 6, 2016

At the 2:00 p.m. Roanoke City Council meeting Annette Lewis and Lutheria Smith were appointed to Roanoke City School Board. Council member Ray Ferris said it was a tough decision with so many qualified applicants. Sue Reese was the only applicant that attended the council meeting to hear the verdict. Reese is a regional director […]

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Roanoke receives extended school year grants

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Roanoke receives extended school year grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded nearly $5.3 million in state year-round and extended school year grants to support the development and implementation of year-round instructional programs in 54 schools in 10 school divisions. Roanoke is one of the school systems sharing in this award. Others include Lynchburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Henrico County, Loudon County, Manassas Park, […]

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School Security Equipment Grants awarded to local school systems

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Roanoke city, Salem city, Roanoke, Bedford, Giles, Montgomery and Botetourt counties among local school systems receiving School Security Equipment Grants. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth has awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to help ensure the safety of Virginia’s schools. The grants will apply to 519 schools and other educational […]

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Virginia SOL tests improve with retake reform

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Virginia SOL tests improve with retake reform

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that student scores on the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests have improved significantly since last year. Statewide, students posted five-point overall gains in reading and mathematics while increasing by two points each in writing, science and history. Following the passage of SOL reform legislation, the 2014-2015 school year […]

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City council muddles tax increases – Trinkle balks on meals tax

Monday, April 6, 2015

City council muddles tax increases - Trinkle balks on meals tax

Roanoke City Council was all over the place in what taxes to raise and how much at a briefing on the budget at Monday morning’s work session. The goal is to reach a future predicted deficit of $3.7 million over the next 5 years. On April 23 there will be a public hearing on raising […]

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Delegate Rasoul asks governor to restore preschool funding

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Delegate Rasoul asks governor to restore preschool funding

ROANOKE, VA – With a 15% cut in Roanoke City’s preschool slots looming, Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has urged Governor Terry McAuliffe to strike budget language that would allow that to happen. The preschool placements are made possible through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI).  VPI distributes state funds to schools and community-based organizations to provide […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul “Solid as a Rock” on education

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ROANOKE, VA – The Virginia Educators Association (VEA) recognized Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) this past week with its “Solid as a Rock” award, indicating a 100 percent rating for his 2015 voting record. This is the second year in a row that Rasoul has received a 100 percent rating from the VEA. Rasoul backed […]

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Three Roanoke Elementary schools receives $400 thousand grant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Roanoke City will split almost $400 thousand start-up grant to three elementary schools that include Fallon Park Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary and Westside Elementary. The grant were awarded to offset cost for year-round programs scheduled to begin in 2015-2016: In total Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded more than $1.6 million in state extended school year grants […]

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Learning about arachnids with Sen. Tim Kaine at Westside Elementary School

Monday, July 22, 2013

Learning about arachnids with Sen. Tim Kaine at Westside Elementary School

It started in the fifth grade classroom where students were first instructed not to make faces as media jostled for position waiting for Sen. Tim Kaine to arrive. No faces? What a bummer. During the entire hour the Senator was at Westside Elementary School it was hard to tell who was having the most fun […]

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Taubman Museum and RCPS present museum career day

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Taubman Museum and RCPS present museum career day

The Taubman Museum of Art and Roanoke City Public Schools are proud to present the third annual 555XXL museum career day. Through this successful partnership Roanoke City rising 6th graders are able to experience a behind-the-scenes look at how a museum operates, learn about career options, meet staff, and participate in an art project at […]

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Former principal of William Fleming High School leaves RCPS

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Former principal of William Fleming High School leaves RCPS

In June of 2010 Gene T. Jones, Jr. the executive director of Norfolk high schools, lost his job in the division’s downsizing plan and was named William Fleming High School principal. He was reassigned and became assistant principal of Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy in June 2012. At the end of this year his contract was not renewed […]

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