New $720,000 policy gives RPS employees a week off for spring break

For the first time, principals, maintenance workers and other 12-month public schools employees in Richmond will receive a week of paid leave during the upcoming spring break, even though it will cost more than $720,000.

Still funding Confederacy

On most Saturdays since 2013, volunteers have met at East End Cemetery in Henrico County to hack away at the vines and weeds that have choked gravesites there for decades.

Former New Orleans mayor calls for honest dialogue on race

If Civil War history is to be displayed across the American South, it must be portrayed fairly and accurately, with an open dialogue about racial disparities in the region, the former mayor of New Orleans told Richmond’s mayor Tuesday.

No answers yet on why new Richmond schools costs to be higher than many other locales

Richmond is preparing to spend $140 million to build three new schools financed by an increase in the city’s meals tax — $30 million more than the school system first projected and far in excess of what most school divisions ...

Fewer, higher paid school liaisons would replace RPS’ 17 attendance officers under Kamras plan

Jason Kamras is rejecting initial criticism of his plan to try a new approach to ensure Richmond students attend school daily.

Virginia teams at ‘The Big Dance’

The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament — “The Big Dance” — begins this week with 68 schools ready to kick up their heels.

Discrimination lawsuit against Henrico County to go to trial Monday

Jeanetta Lee is hoping a federal jury will agree with her that Henrico County engaged in racial discrimination in awarding a plum job promotion to a less qualified white man.

New RRHA chief takes over March 25

The new chief executive officer of the 79-year-old Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is scheduled to arrive Monday, March 25, to take charge of the independent agency that manages more the 4,000 public housing units.

Federal appeals court rejects VSU professor’s claim on pay discrimination

Studies show that men make more money than women for doing the same work, but proving in court that gender bias is the reason a woman is receiving lower pay turns out to be very difficult.

New bridge named for longtime school volunteer

Robert S. “Bob” Argabright II is receiving special recognition for his volunteer service to Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School in South Side.

School Board to take up rezoning, budget resolution April 8

The Richmond School Board is still far from making specific decisions on rezoning the city’s 44 public schools, but it is starting to take preliminary steps to address a long sought goal of “right-sizing” the division.

Cityscape: Slices of life and scenes in Richmond

Large, triangular public art stands on the future site of the Historic Fulton Memorial Park at 5001 Williamsburg Road at the foot of Powhatan Hill in the East End.

VCU loses in A-10 Tourney, heads to NCAA

If you’re Virginia Commonwealth University center Marcus Santos-Silva, here’s your weekend assignment: On Friday, you’ll be trading elbows with the nation’s tallest player.

RPS attendance officers’ jobs on chopping block despite crucial need, service

With little public attention, the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly joined most Democrats and Republicans last year in voting to dismantle most of the 20-year-old requirements imposed on Virginia public schools to prevent truancy.

Stand by your plan

Mayor Levar M. Stoney plans to take his case for tax hikes to Richmond residents in coming weeks, even as his plan draws resistance and foes express gratitude to one of his outspoken opponents, 8th District City Councilwoman Reva M. ...