William E. Strickland, Jr. to share his vision on Career and Technical Education with City of Richmond WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm WHERE Richmond City Council Chambers Richmond City Hall, 2nd Floor 900 E. Broad Street, 3rd Floor Richmond, Virginia 23219 This meeting is free and open to the public and [...]
You are invited to the groundbreaking ceremonies of the first schools to be built in the City of Richmond in over a decade! Construction of two new elementary schools will take place on Broad Rock Elementary School in the 8th District (Councilwoman Reva Trammell) and on Oak Grove Elementary in the 6th District (Councilwoman Ellen [...]
The RTD is reporting that a trashcan fire today at George Wythe HS sent a student and a security guard to the hospital, and led to the evacuation of the school for a little while.
Richmond Public Schools will host community meetings to share updates and gather input on the construction of new schools for Broad Rock Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary. The meetings will focus on design plans for the new buildings. Parents and residents of the community are invited to attend to share their thoughts on possible community [...]
The January 28, 2010, issue of the Richmond Free Press has word of the recent death of Earl Michael Pappy: Earl Michael Pappy, a popular former principal for George Wythe High School on South Side, has died. The 51-year-old educator suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at the residence of his [...]
Concrete workers could be seen today, updating the temporary ramps to an entrance on the Crutchfield Street side of George Wythe High school. The new ramp will also have a handrail. George Wythe has had temporary ramps made of steel and wood at this entrance for several years, but there are other entrances with concrete [...]
It was a warm reception at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Chippenham last Wednesday, and an even warmer room for the 4th district school board forum, but about sixty or so residents turned out at the meeting and were very pleased to listen to the candidates discuss their perspectives on four questions written by parents [...]
In a press release today, the Richmond Education Association (REA) made their endorsement of the mayor and several Southside candidates. Drum roll please!
Election season is buzzing! Everyone seems very excited about this year’s election of the president, the mayor, city council, and the school board. Having attended several forums for school board, city council, and mayoral candidates, it has become very clear that many of the public’s questions go unanswered by these forums. Let this post be [...]
As perhaps one of the most exciting and potentially volatile issues in education on the Southside of Richmond, the Patrick Henry Initiative (PHI) has got the school board, the public, and the blogosphere actively looking for answers to a lot of questions. The myriad of issues that a charter school brings to a public school [...]
Heretofore the best school opening rally I have been to has to be Greene Elementary. The event began with administration, teachers, parents, and students touring the neighborhood on a bus. Then parents, children, and faculty witnessed a show that began with a local church organization sponsored drum line that consisted of 7-13 year olds that [...]
Starting this fall, students at Greene elementary will be black, white, and navy. They’ll be wearing uniforms.
Students at Broad Rock Elementary are participating in the “Change for a Ten” project sponsored by Art 180. Art 180 is a non-profit organization that runs after-school art programs for at-risk students in Richmond. The project, “Change for a Ten,” is raising money and awareness to help keep these after school programs going. To participate, [...]