Education

‘I will not squat in Casteen’s office’
Published on May 2nd, 2006
1 comments The "Charlottesville 17," the students who staged a four-day sit-in demanding a $10.72/hour "living wage" for UVA employees, got some punishments late last night. According to a story in this morning...
34% feared for their lives– or whatever– 4/20
Published on Apr 27th, 2006
6 comments Albemarle County Schools released the numbers on how many students decided not to show up at school April 20, the purported date four teens were going to blow up Albemarle and Western Albemarle highs...
No big bang
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
5 comments The Albemarle school day is over, and despite massive absenteeism prompted by fears that unindicted co-conspirators of the four convicted teenagers would use April 20– the 7th anniversary of...
Retro Montpelier unveiling set
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
0 comments On April 29, U.S. Senator John Warner and Congressman Eric Cantor will preside over the unveiling of the restored brick exterior of Montpelier, the historic home of the father of the Constitution,...
Public gets peek at TJ’s peak
Published on Apr 19th, 2006
0 comments The only place in America that looks directly down at Monticello will soon open to the public, according to officials with the historic house. Starting May 1, for the first time in history, adults...
16-year-old bomber gets juvey jail
Published on Apr 19th, 2006
0 comments The Western Albemarle teen purportedly the originator of the plot to blow up WAHS and Albemarle High, who previously pleaded guilty to two felony counts, was committed to the Department of Juvenile...
Tents dwindle at Madison Hall
Published on Apr 18th, 2006
2 comments A day after 17 student squatters were released after spending the weekend in jail, UVA's top administrator has evicted the tent city erected on the lawn outside the office of the president. A notice...
Plot penalty: 15-year-old gets 60 days
Published on Apr 12th, 2006
1 comments Amid the sobbing of family and friends, Judge Susan Whitlock committed the Albemarle High student found guilty of conspiring blow up two high schools to the Department of Juvenile Justice for 60 days...
‘Threatening’ charter school withdrawn
Published on Apr 12th, 2006
0 comments Remember that proposed charter school that won a $450,000 federal grant but got repeatedly criticized and deferred by the Charlottesville School system? It was the subject of the Hook's cover story...
Prez scholar goes Nixonian
Published on Apr 11th, 2006
0 comments Well, sort of. Timothy Naftali, the presidential recordings scholar and terrorism expert at UVA's Miller Center, will leave this fall to become the first director of the Richard Nixon Presidential...
Et tu, 13-year-olds
Published on Apr 5th, 2006
2 comments Various media outlets including NBC29 are reporting that like their two older alleged conspirators, the two 13-year-old Albemarle County boys detained in the alleged plot to bomb two high schools...
16-year-old’s hearing to be open
Published on Apr 5th, 2006
5 comments Sentencing for at least one of the so-called teen bombers will be open, according to an official in the Commonwealth's Attorney's office who says the hearing will occur at 10:30am April 19. The...
When college parents whine…
Published on Apr 3rd, 2006
2 comments In a Sunday Washington Post essay, a former UVA admissions officer reveals a shocking fact: It's not so much the rejected applicants who call to complain when they don't get accepted– it's the...
School board wants security cameras at CHS
Published on Mar 31st, 2006
2 comments According to Charlottesville City School staff, violence in our schools is "the worst it's ever been" the Daily Progress reports. The comment was a refrain at last night’s meeting of the...
GUILTY - 2nd teen convicted in bomb plot
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
2 comments The 15-year-old boy whose secrecy-shrouded trial wrapped Tuesday afternoon has been found guilty of the same two counts pleaded to by his 16-year-old co-conspirator: conspiracy to murder and...
Convicted frog-wet-my-paper liar to appeal
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
1 comments The UVA student convicted of lying about the circumstances surround his bizzarre handling of an already-graded exam has filed notice that he intends to appeal his expulsion, according to this morning...
Bomb plot fizzles out?
Published on Mar 29th, 2006
1 comments So was there a serious plot by four teenagers to blow up Western Albemarle and Albemarle High schools? Judge Susan Whitlock ruled March 28 that the public doesn't need to know, presumably to protect...
‘The frog wet my paper’ defense fails
Published on Mar 28th, 2006
0 comments Third-year UVA Engineering student Steve Gilday told an Honor trial that he was innocent of cheating charges when he scanned, re-graded, and re-submitted a BIOL 301 exam Sunday, according to the...
Schatzman fires back
Published on Mar 23rd, 2006
0 comments Electoral Board Vice Chair Joanie Schatzman earned the ire of School Board candidate Vance High when she told a DP reporter she was "repelled by Vance." Schatzman tells WINA that she's not repelled...
High indignation
Published on Mar 22nd, 2006
1 comments Charlottesville School Board candidate Vance High wants the head of Electoral Board Vice Chair Joanie Schatzman, who told DP reporter Sarah Barry that she was "repelled by Vance" after a candidate's...
Cornell student found dead at UVA
Published on Mar 20th, 2006
1 comments A Cornell University freshman, Matthew Pearlstone, was found dead Friday morning in UVA's Cauthen residence hall, the Cavalier Daily is reporting. Pearlstone, a freshman from Missouri, had been the...
UVA tops in Af-Am grad rate– again!
Published on Mar 16th, 2006
0 comments For the 12th consecutive year, UVA holds the top spot in an annual ranking among major public institutions with the highest graduation rate for African-American students.According to an annual survey...
City to hand over Jefferson School
Published on Mar 6th, 2006
0 comments In order to ensure that the project gets $4.4 million in federal tax credits, City Council appears eager to give away or sell the Jefferson School complex and let one man, Richmond lawyer Dan Gecker...
A uniformed and single-sex Buford?
Published on Mar 6th, 2006
4 comments Charlottesville City Councilor Kendra Hamilton has an idea for revamping the City's public school program: single-sex middle schools with uniforms. The intriguing idea, explored today in the today's...
Finally, a new supe!
Published on Feb 8th, 2006
0 comments Today, the Charlottesville City School Board has voted. And the winner is... Rosa Atkins of Midlothian, Virginia. She's the new Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools. Currently the...
Three teens snared in Columbine-style probe
Published on Feb 3rd, 2006
0 comments Local authorities say that three local students were plotting some sort of Columbine-style attack. At a hastily called press conference downtown today, the Albemarle police chief and the new County...