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Ronald E. Carrington

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School Board sends $436M budget to Mayor Stoney

Richmond Public Schools is calling on City Hall and taxpayers to boost spending on public education by $21 million during the next school year in a bid to advance its strategic plan for educational improvement.

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Obama Elementary School: New name, new spirit

It was an Obama love fest last Friday as students, teachers, officials and special guests dedicated Barack Obama Elementary School, the North Side school built in 1922 and previously named for a Confederate general that was renamed in September 2018 to honor the nation’s first African-American president.

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School Board approves new names for 3 schools

Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School. Cardinal Elementary School. River City Middle School. Those are the new names for George Mason Elementary in Church Hill, E.S.H. Greene Elementary in South Side and the new middle school on Hull Street Road, respectively.

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VUU surprised by $1M announcement on Founders Day

Virginia Union University President Hakim J. Lucas stood before an audience of more than 350 students, faculty, alumni, trustees and dignitaries last Friday to remember the past and mark the path to the future at the university’s 155th Anniversary Founders Day Convocation.

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RPS launches program to help dropouts get diploma or GED

Battling one of the highest dropout rates in Virginia, Richmond Public Schools is launching a Secondary Success Center to help students who have dropped out return to earn their high school diploma or a GED.

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After-school programs now in all RPS middle and elementary schools

Students at Richmond’s Albert H. Hill Middle School now can sign up for free after-school programs, thanks to a partnership with Richmond Public Schools and the nonprofit NextUp RVA.

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Supporters urge school name change to Marsh

A small, but vocal contingent asked the Richmond School Board to rename George Mason Elementary School after noted civil rights attorney Henry L. Marsh III during a public hearing Monday night.

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Gov. Northam acknowledges his own uncomfortable truths

Nearly a year after public revelations of racist photos published on his medical school yearbook page, Gov. Ralph S. Northam offered a mea culpa at Virginia Union University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Breakfast and acknowledged the lessons he has learned confronting some of his own painful truths.

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RPS $311.2M budget for 2020-21 unveiled

Superintendent Jason Kamras’ proposed $311.2 million general fund operating budget for the new fiscal year that will begin July 1 received mixed reviews at the Richmond School Board meeting on Monday night.

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Exhibit focusing on the enslaved at Monticello to open Jan. 18 at Black History Museum

An exhibit exploring the lives of the enslaved community at Monticello and owned by Thomas Jefferson is opening Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward.

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Beauty and brains

Miss America shows Carver students how royalty and science mix

Wearing a white lab coat adorned with sequins, goggles and a sparkling crown, newly crowned Miss America Camille Schrier demonstrated mad science as she mesmerized an excited and cheering group of Carver Elementary School fourth-graders Wednesday at the Science Museum of Virginia.

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Richmond School Board elects new officers

The Richmond School Board has two former educators leading the board for 2020.

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McEachin, Wexton call for replacement of Lee statue in U.S. Capitol

Two Virginia congressional representatives are calling for the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee to be replaced in the U.S. Capitol by a Virginian of color who has dedicated his or her life to fighting for equality.

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As new George Mason Elementary takes shape, questions raised about old building

Cityscape: Slices of life and scenes in Richmond

What should happen to the old George Mason Elementary School building? That’s the big question as a new $38.4 million George Mason Elementary building is being constructed on the grounds in the East End.

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VUU acquires motel property for expansion project

Virginia Union University has purchased a nearby motel property in undertaking its first expansion in more than 40 years.

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School Board makes no change to North Side attendance zones

The Richmond School Board voted 6-3 Monday to reject a plan to modify school attendance zones in North Side.

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Close vote expected on pairing North Side elementary schools

A close vote is expected on whether to pair elementary schools in North Side with majority-black and majority-white student populations.

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New 'RVA Illuminates' to kick off holiday season Dec. 6 at Kanawha Plaza

It’s the most wonderful and magical time of the year, as dazzling and brightly colored displays and holiday festivities take over the city.

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School Board adopts new rezoning plan without pairing schools

After more than five hours and some heated discussions, the Richmond School Board voted 5-4 on Monday to accept a rezoning plan that would redraw school attendance boundaries in all parts of Richmond, along with other recommendations.

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Vocalist Rene Marie looking forward to RVA 'homecoming' with RJS

Virginia born and internationally acclaimed vocalist René Marie will perform as part of the Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educators Concert Series on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at The Capitol Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 E. Main St.

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RPS rezoning plans with pairings criticized as too costly

Parents and community members voiced opposition to several proposals to rezone Richmond Public Schools attendance districts, saying the plans are too costly and diversity in schools can be achieved in other ways.

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Parents back rezoning plan for greater diversity

Roughly 40 people voiced their over- whelming support for a Richmond Public Schools rezoning plan that would create more racial integration by pairing elementary schools that now have largely black or white student populations.

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School Board backs resolution to protect school funding in Coliseum financing plan

The Richmond School Board approved a resolution Monday requesting that City Council allow them to opt out of the funding plan for the controversial Coliseum replacement and Downtown redevelopment proposal.

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Hopewell assistant principal wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Ryan Sykes, an assistant principal at Carter G. Woodson Middle School in Hopewell, was surprised with the $25,000 Milken Educator Award during an assembly Nov. 6 at the school.

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Hampton extends free tuition for second semester to Bahamian students

The 46 students from the Bahamas who were displaced from their colleges at home to Hampton University following Hurricane Dorian were given an unexpected Halloween treat.

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Public hearings slated on 4 RPS rezoning plans

Rezoning plans for Richmond Public Schools are now in the city School Board’s court.

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Incumbents sweep Henrico supervisor elections

Incumbents won the day Tuesday, with all five members of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors winning re-election.

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2 men arrested, another sought in death of Markiya Dickson, 9

Two young South Side men have been arrested and charged in the murder of 9-year-old Markiya Dickson at Carter Jones Park during the Memorial Day weekend.

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Col. Alisa A. Gregory to become first woman and first African-American sheriff in Henrico

Henrico voters made history Tuesday by electing Alisa A. Gregory as the county’s new sheriff.

Democrat, Republican and independent candidates looking to fill open Henrico sheriff position

Three candidates are vying to be- come Henrico County’s next sheriff, succeeding longtime GOP Sheriff Mike Wade, who is stepping down after serving in the position since January 2000.

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Democratic Delegate Dawn Adams faces GOP's Garrison Coward in 68th District House race

Democratic Delegate Dawn Adams is running for re-election to keep her seat in the 68th House District, where she is facing a challenge by Republican Garrison Coward.

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City School Board approves expansion of early childhood education programs

The Richmond School Board approved a plan to expand early childhood programs to cover more students and families.

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'Girl power' electrifies RPS mentoring program

Fourteen eighth-grade girls came together at Richmond’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in a room set up in the round with self-esteem games, prizes, conversation and positive energy as the sounds of Alicia Keys’ “Superwoman” fueled the atmosphere.

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It's about time

More than 1,500 people attended Monday's ceremony in Capitol Square for the dedication of 'Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women's Monument'

On a cloudy, yet cool fall Monday, Virginians celebrated women’s contributions to the advancement of the Commonwealth with the dedication of “Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women’s Monument.”

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Bad for grads

Richmond Public Schools’ 70.6% on-time graduation rate is lowest in Virginia

Richmond Public Schools had the lowest graduation rate in Virginia last June.

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Hampton University welcomes students from the Bahamas

Hampton University’s drumline raised the roof with crisp cadences as students — victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Ba- hamas — arrived last week at Richmond International Airport to journey to their new academic “home by the sea.”

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Layoffs, other challenges hit The Market@25th

A new Church Hill grocery store is facing challenges five months after opening.

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20 out of 44: That is how many city schools are fully accredited

Richmond Public Schools has taken two steps forward and one step back when it comes to full accreditation of the city schools.

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VUU brings academic 'signing day' to Huguenot

Tuesday was a red-letter day for nine Huguenot High School ninth-graders. The stage in a school assembly hall was set with red and white balloons and logos for Richmond Public Schools and Virginia Union University.

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4 city schools to get new names

The Richmond School Board has embraced renaming four city schools and approved, on an 8-1 vote Monday night, a process to make it happen.

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Exonerated Five member stresses importance of knowing your rights in face of police questioning

As the credits rolled, the audience of more than 200 people fell silent with astonishment and anger after viewing “The Central Park Five,” a documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon about the 1989 case in which four African-American teens and a Puerto Rican teen were wrongfully convicted in the brutal assault and rape of a white investment banker as she jogged in New York’s Central Park.

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RPS Board affirms rezoning plan will be finished by late Dec.

The Richmond School Board reaffirmed Monday night that it will complete school rezoning by late December.

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Big back-to-school shoe giveaway on Monday

Many Richmond students will be well-heeled and ready with school supplies when classes start next week, thanks to donations by the community.

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New school year, new principals at 14 Richmond schools

Fourteen new principals will lead public schools in Richmond when the school year starts next week.

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Down again: Student achievement drops again for Richmond Public Schools, according to 2018-19 SOL test results

Richmond Public Schools student achievement continues to decline, according to state Standards of Learning test results released this week by the Virginia Department of Education.

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School Board member Jonathan Young springs open enrollment attendance plan on colleagues

Richmond School Board members were blindsided Monday night when board member Jonathan Young, who represents the 4th District, proposed that Richmond Public Schools allow students to choose which school they want to attend, with a lottery ultimately deciding where students would enroll.

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NAACP, SCLC kick off statewide ‘Listening Tour’ Aug.1

The Virginia State Conference NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are kicking off a “Listening Tour” across the state with a session on Thursday, Aug. 1, in Richmond.

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Perry Miller chosen to lead Richmond International Airport

The Richmond International Airport will get its first African- American president and chief executive officer on Aug. 19.

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National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 6

Community groups across the city are gearing up for the 36th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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Students fight the ‘summer slide’ with YMCA’s Power Scholars Academy

The excitement was tangible as more than 40 students from Richmond’s Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School, all wearing identical gray T-shirts, entered the Science Museum of Virginia’s cavernous lobby with its shiny marble floor and 50-foot ceilings as sunlight from big windows bathed the space.