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Richmond School Board grapples with money issues, school name change

The Richmond School Board and Superintendent Jason Kamras struggled at the board’s meeting on Monday to wrap their arms around continuing daunting budgetary tasks and RPS’ potential future financial shortfall. Mr. Kamras laid out plans to spend $12.5 million that ...

19-year-old Soto called up to play forA royal wedding to remember

Prince Harry and his American actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African-American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of blackness and modernity.

Punked

Unrealistic assumptions and overly rosy income forecasts. Those were among the shaky financial footings on which the Leigh Street training camp for the Washington NFL team was built, according a new report from the office of City Auditor Louis G. ...

Historic city credit union seeks new growth

Amid the recovery from the Great Depression, 10 African-American Richmond educators organized a new credit union for teachers in the city that would provide the personal touch and financial services then largely unavailable to them at most banks in segregated ...

100 days

Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras has spent the last 100 days engaging with school community while trying to calm the storms from previous administrations.

$3.4B:City Council approves 2018-2020 spending plan

Richmond high school students will be able to take unlimited free rides on GRTC buses beginning July 1. Organized activities for city youths also will be beefed up starting in July, with city recreation centers operating longer hours and after-school ...

Richmonders offer names to replace J.E.B. Stuart Elementary

Barack Obama. Henry L. Marsh III. Spottswood W. Robinson III. Mary Elizabeth Bowser and Elizabeth Van Lew. Arthur Ashe Jr.

Richmond Technical Center open house Saturday

Want to see what the Richmond Technical Center offers? Everyone is invited to find out this Saturday, May 19. The Richmond Public Schools’ career and technical center will host an open house 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to show off ...

Rep. McEachin to host annual parents education forum May 19

Congressman A. Donald McEachin will host his annual “Know Your Rights: Parent Power Forum” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Petersburg High School, 3101 Johnson Road, in Petersburg.

Arrests mark first day of re-ignited Poor People’s Campaign

Activists converged on state capitals around the United States on Monday to begin six weeks of nonviolent protests calling for new programs to help millions of Americans who live in poverty, an overhaul of voting rights laws and other social ...

Bishop Curry to speak at royal wedding

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has announced.

Cool in the hot seat

The Clarks, who were slaves rooted in Tennessee, outlasted brutal bondage, fled the wrath of white supremacy shortly after Emancipation and became founding settlers of Eatonville, Fla., one of the country’s earliest self-governing black municipalities.

Public hearings slated for school name change

Richmond Public Schools has updated its schedule to receive public comments about changing the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary.

School Board member proposes more money for maintenance

A Richmond School Board member hopes his colleagues will agree to a plan that could shift a few more dollars to address a long list of school maintenance needs.

School Board approves construction plan

The Richmond School Board voted 6-2 at its meeting Monday to approve Superintendent Jason Kamras’ plan to collaborate with the City of Richmond on construction of four new school buildings — George Mason and E.S.H. Greene Elementary schools, Elkhardt-Thompson Middle ...