Charlottesville Breaking News
In the wake of the Hook's recent cover story Glitchy system: Inside the student software debacle, which examined the County's purchase of a faulty student information system and revealed potential conflicts of interest between school administrators and Schoolnet, the company that supplied the software, school board members have been bombarded with complaints from angry parents.
"We need new leadership for our schools, and we need it now," writes Carmen Garcia, founder of CASE (Citizens of Albemarle Supporting Education), in an email to County School board chair Steve Koleszar. "I hope you'll wake from your peaceful slumber and realize that, as a friend of mine brilliantly reminded me, the emperor has no clothes."
Garcia, who founded her group of County school parents last year in response to the implementation of the controversial 4x4 class schedule, contends that the student information system debacle is another mistake by superintendent Pam Moran.
"We have tried to warn you and the public about the huge conflict of interest we perceived as Dr. Moran's image and words were used to advertise SchoolNet's products," Garcia writes. "Now that the trut...
The June 16 cover story, "Fast track: Western Bypass shifts into overdrive," asserted that the northern terminus would fall between Polo Grounds Road and Forest Lakes South. However, new renderings by Charlottesville Tomorrow suggest that while one piece of the terminus might fall in that zone, the two main lanes will make their connection to U.S. 29 north of the Forest Lakes South entrance.
The September 8 OnArchitecture story, "Mall kiosk surfaces, British Corner invasion, and is the Mall okay?," asserted that Roxie Daisy, a home furnishings store, would open at 101 East Water Street in the fall. The store actually opened on August 1.
The September 8 cover story,"9/11 reflections: 3,000 dead and freedom too," gave the wrong email address for the author, which is actually firstname.lastname@example.org, and the table of contents referred to him as Andy Rhea, instead of his correct name, Adam Rhea.