Education

Maxwell brings home Kevin’s Bacon!
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
9 comments In mid-January, Robin Maxwell– an Albemarle mom, triathlete and businesswoman– received a devastating diagnosis: she has Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that...
Small film, big award– teens nab a Peabody
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
9 comments A few years ago, Sahar Adish was a young Afghani teenager living with her family in a refugee camp in Pakistan following a daring nighttime escape from the Taliban. Last week, Adish's film about...
Webb: ‘Wind down’ detainment at Guantanamo
Published on Apr 9th, 2007
0 comments In his first visit to the University of Virginia since his election, Sen. Jim Webb (D) called for the United States military to "wind down" the detainment of alleged enemy combatants at its prison...
Arrests, hoax revealed in bomb scare
Published on Mar 29th, 2007
5 comments An anarchy symbol with a red dripping stain, a dark-colored tube taped to a post, and a white cylinder with what appear to be protruding wires are among the evidence discovered outside Brownsville...
Brownsville and Henley get through the day after
Published on Mar 28th, 2007
1 comments "Thank you all for being here," said one teacher this morning at Henley Middle School as she entered the building at 8:15am amid five Albemarle police cruisers and a similar number of uniformed...
Teixeira: ‘Disrupt’ not ‘blow up’
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
0 comments At a 4pm press conference, Albemarle police Lt. John Teixeira corrected himself and told reporters that police did not, in fact, "blow up" anything at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle School...
Doors managers here tonight, tomorrow
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
4 comments Despite helping cement their role in music history, Bill Siddons may always face second-guessing over his management of the Doors, the late 1960s rock and blues band whose albums have sold over...
Police detonate suspicious packages at Brownsville, Henley
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
1 comments At about 11:45pm today, police robots detonated two suspicious packages found early this morning by custodial staff at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle Schools. At a press conference at the...
Sergeant: envelope and cylinder created bomb threat
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
0 comments "We are involved in a bomb threat this morning," says County spokesperson Lee Catlin, who hastily convened a press conference after "suspicious circumstances" at Henley Middle and Brownsville...
‘Suspicious circumstances’ close two schools
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
2 comments The Crozet area is in an uproar this morning, as two county schools have been closed and their students "diverted" after reports of suspicious packages found at both Henley Middle and Brownsville...
Whitehead gives Moran some Constitutional advice
Published on Mar 26th, 2007
0 comments Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead has gotten phone calls from parents concerned that Albemarle County schools combat underage drinking by forcing parents to promise to snitch on their kids...
UVA’s ‘past life’ expert Stevenson dies
Published on Feb 12th, 2007
1 comments Ian Stevenson, the controversial UVA professor who studied children relating memories of past lives, died February 8 at Westminster-Canterbury at age 88 from pneumonia. Stevenson compiled over 2,...
Wake up… and find a sitter
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments The primary roads were passable yesterday morning as this 8:50am Wednesday camera-stuck-out-the-window shot near Ivy Nursery on Ivy Road reveals. But 24 hours and one sunny day later, Albemarle...
Updated guide lets you dig history, dude
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
1 comments Remember last year's nutty Hook cover story on roadside historical markers? Well, now, thanks to the UVA Press and the state's department of historic resources, there's a vastly updated guide to...
UVA prof running to beat Goode in ‘08
Published on Jan 31st, 2007
4 comments Since first winning election in 1996, Rep. Virgil Goode (R) has proven an unbeatable incumbent, easily winning re-election in each of his last five campaigns. Now, a UVA professor believes he's the...
‘Mad Money’ Cramer comes to Darden
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
3 comments In just over a week, the noise level in the normally serene confines of UVA's Darden School of Business will rachet up a decibel or ten when CNBC's catchphrase-coining, prop-loving, chair-throwing...
Next big star won’t be signed by Capshaw
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
0 comments There's a new star discovery. Is it Schuyler Fisk? Eli Cook? Or maybe woman-on-the-verge Sarah White? Actually it's the offspring of fledgling Charlottesville astrophysicist Michael Kuhn and beta...
Mustangs win ‘Pop Quiz’
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
0 comments With a score of 400 to 330, the team from Monticello High School won the Pop Quiz championship over Woodberry Forest School. The finale to the 25th season of the academic showdown came in a live...
Bacterial meningitis returns to UVA
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
2 comments Television stations in both Charlottesville and Richmond are covering a near-miss of bacterial meningitis at UVA. The 19-year-old student was found to be carrying the bacteria that can lead to...
‘Smoke bomb’ sequel in Tennessee?
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
1 comments In rural Dunlap, Tennessee, six teenage girls were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit criminal homicide on Wednesday night after school officials discovered a list of 300 names in a...
Make $40K– become a rookie teacher
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
1 comments In the nice-work-if-you-can-get-it category, starting teachers with no experience currently make $37,695 a year in Albemarle, and the county wants to bump that to $40,265, according to the Daily...
Confederacy Museum eyes Lexington
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
1 comments The Washington Times reports that the Museum of the Confederacy may be looking to move from its Clay Street digs in Richmond– next to the Confederate White House, conveniently enough– and...
Bomb threat locks down Albemarle High
Published on Jan 9th, 2007
2 comments County Police swarmed Albemarle High School today as the school went into a 50-minute lock down around 12:21pm following a phoned in bomb threat. No bomb was found. According to a release, the...
Spivey free on $50,000 bond
Published on Dec 8th, 2006
1 comments The former Charlottesville High music teacher indicted on seven felony counts for making sexual contact and verbal sexual propositions to students appeared in Albemarle Circuit Court this morning...
Copywrong: why can’t we take pix inside Monticello?
Published on Nov 28th, 2006
2 comments A November 27 post at the popular boingboing.net suggests that the reason visitors aren't allowed to take pictures inside Monticello is– get this– copyright law. But according to...
How are our children and families doing? Study takes our vital signs
Published on Nov 16th, 2006
0 comments For seven years now, the Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families (CCF) has been issuing Stepping Stones, a statistical study on the well-being of children and families in the...
Closed hearing in ‘12-step’ rape case
Published on Nov 7th, 2006
0 comments The November 27 trial for William Nottingham Beebe is looming, and today Beebe, charged with raping a 17-year-old UVA first year in a fraternity house in 1984, was present for a closed hearing...
Students get swanky gated community
Published on Oct 25th, 2006
7 comments A putting green. A movie theater. A billiards room. Three swimming pools with babes in bikinis... It sounds like a resort, and it is– a resort for students who can afford the many upscale...
Schilling lobs softballs at Turner
Published on Oct 9th, 2006
0 comments Despite an abrupt retirement after pleading guilty to lying to federal prosecutors about “the activities of a known drug dealer” and accepting a plea agreement that requires him to submit himself for...
UVA dumps early decision
Published on Sep 26th, 2006
3 comments UVA has dumped its early decision admission program in the wake of similar decisions by Harvard and Princeton universities, the school announced yesterday. The program, which accounts for 30 percent...