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Need for socialization, enrichment leads families to create education pods for children

Adam and T.Q. Evans thought the best way for their two young sons to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic was through an education pod.

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Virtual jitters

First day of school has ups and downs for Richmond families with online learning

When the first day of school came to an end Tuesday, Richmond Public Schools parents Safiya and Kendell Wilson happily exhaled.

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Parents anxious about virtual learning as new school year starts

As Richmond Public Schools launches a new school year Tuesday, Sept. 8, with all virtual learning, parents and students are grappling with the reality of not having face-to-face instruction.

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Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School

New school a reflection and symbol of namesake’s life, achievements

Former state Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, one of Richmond’s African-American political trailblazers, was given a private tour last week of the new East End elementary school named in his honor.

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RPS’ ‘Lit Limo’ keeps the joy of reading alive during the summer and into the fall

When Richmond Public Schools’“Lit Limo” literacy bus cruised to neighborhoods across the city delivering books and activities in English and Spanish for students of all ages, it was a great relief to parents and school administrators alike.

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School supplies, show giveaways start for ‘back to school’

As Richmond area students prepare for virtual learning this semester, they still will need school supplies and other items as online classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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Rodney A. Robinson, national teacher of the year, returns to RPS in new role

Rodney A. Robinson, whose successful and inspiring work with students at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center propelled him into the national spotlight as the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, has been named a senior adviser for Richmond Public Schools.

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Local father and son artists share national spotlight

Local artists Jerome W. Jones Jr. and Jeromyah Jones, known for their portraits of prominent figures, received a tidal wave of interest from across the country after a recent interview on NBC’s “Today” show.

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RPS releases initial details of online reopening

When school starts Tuesday, Sept. 8, for Richmond Public Schools students, their online lessons will begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 4:20 p.m. Students in pre-school through third grade will start earlier — at 9 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m.

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George Floyd Hologram Memorial brings new light, tribute to Monument Avenue

Hundreds of people gathered at the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue on Tuesday night to hear the family of George Floyd and their attorney Benjamin Crump speak and to witness the unveiling of a new hologram in tribute to Mr. Floyd.

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