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17 Henrico schools earn Virginia Index of Performance awards


Seventeen Henrico County Schools earned Virginia Index of Performance Awards, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the State Board of Education announced May 24.

The awards are three-tiered and based on a number of criteria including benchmark testing, graduation rates, and enrollment in college-level classes. Only eight schools in the state won the top prize, the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence.

In Henrico, 14 schools won the second-tier Board of Education Excellence Award, in total, 278 schools and two school divisions in Virginia earned the VIP award given to schools that met all state and federal accountability benchmarks and expanded educational opportunities set by the board. > Read more.

2 Henrico students win Congressional Art Awards

Two Henrico students earned recognition in the Congressional Art Awards ceremony, held at Capital One in Goochland earlier this month.

From nearly 70 entries, judges chose Hermitage High School student Caitlyn Le’s work “Still Life” as the first-place winner. Henrico High School student Katie Hennessee won an honorable mention for her work entitled ‘Deep Web.’
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Vithoulkas outlines $419.8M bond referendum proposal

UPDATE: MAY 24, 6:05 P.M. – Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas tonight outlined the details of his proposed $419.8-million bond referendum to the county's Board of Supervisors during a work session.

In addition to 12 school projects totaling $272.6 million, which Vithoulkas outlined in March, the Nov. 8 referendum would provide $147.2 million for 14 additional projects:
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Democrats’ priorities: Job training, school funding

Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates vowed Monday to fight for prison and health-care reforms, more education funding and better job training during the General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session, which starts Wednesday.

At a press conference, 18 of the 33 Democratic delegates detailed their caucus’ plan to support Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s workforce initiative, called “the New Virginia Economy.” > Read more.

Poll: Most Virginians support higher taxes for schools

More than two-thirds of Virginians think public schools aren’t adequately funded, and most residents of the commonwealth would support paying more in taxes to enhance student performance, according to a statewide poll released Monday. The Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute released the findings as the General Assembly prepared to convene on Wednesday. According to the CEPI’s 15th annual Commonwealth Education poll:

● 67 percent of Virginians say public schools do not have enough funds to meet their needs

● 71 percent think funding substantially affects the quality of education > Read more.

United to begin nonstop service from RIC to Denver


United Airlines will begin offering daily nonstop service between Richmond International Airport and Denver International Airport April 5. United will operate the Richmond-Denver flights with 76-seat Embraer EMB 175 aircraft.

“United’s new daily service to Denver provides customers from throughout Virginia’s Capital Region convenient access to Colorado’s largest city and home to one of United’s largest hub airports,” said Kellie Clough, United’s sales manager in Richmond. “We are proud to offer our customers numerous opportunities to visit Denver and make easy connections to cities throughout the western United States.” > Read more.

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Community

19th Annual Asian American Celebration planned May 21

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia will hold its 19th Annual Asian American Celebration on Saturday, May 21 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. in Richmond, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be “Our Heritage," in recognition of May as the Asian Pacific American Heritage month, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1992. > Read more.

Sandston Founders Club honors Sydnor


The Founders Club of Sandston presented lifetime membership to Charles W. Sydnor at its 12th annual meeting last month.

Sydnor, who grew up in Sandston and later served as president of Emory and Henry College for eight years, was honored by Founder Club President Alice Taylor Baldwin at the April 23 event at Sandston Memorial Recreation Center. > Read more.
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Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.






 

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