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McEachin’s Education Task Force to host education forum


U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin (Virginia - Fourth District) Aug. 12 will host the “Know Your Rights: Parent Power” education forum to bring education advocates and professionals together to help inform parents about their rights, resources and services available to them and their students.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street in Richmond.
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Deep Run High School robotics team wins world title


Deep Run High School’s robotics team was part of a four-team alliance that won competitive robotics’ biggest prize Saturday, the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship. The St. Louis event featured 600 of the best teams in the world, representing 24 countries.

The Deep Run squad, “Team 1086, Blue Cheese” teamed with three other robotics teams, from high schools in California, Illinois and Ohio to earn the victory. It was the first time a Virginia team had won the FIRST championship.

The win was particularly satisfying, according to Deep Run physics teacher and team coach Matt Wilson, because this was the last year that a single world champion will be crowned. Beginning next year, the competition will award two titles at different sites.
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Citizens urge increased reading focus

Hundreds petition HCPS for Eastern Henrico pilot program; but system says efforts began in 2013

Charging that they’ve been lied to repeatedly by public officials, organizers of a community meeting in Eastern Henrico May 2 criticized the Henrico County Public Schools system and demanded changes to the way county schools teach students to read.

At the Nehemiah Action Assembly at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, speakers from RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Community) called for immediate action by HCPS to address the struggles of thousands of children in Eastern Henrico schools who they said are not learning how to read. Before an audience of about 500 people, speakers argued that the school system’s current attempts to address the issue are failing miserably.
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RISC to host meeting to address reading ‘crisis’ in Eastern Henrico


More than 1,600 people are expected to gather May 2 in Eastern Henrico to call attention to an issue they say has reached "crisis" levels.

RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities) will host a meeting at St. Paul's Baptist Church on Creighton Road, beginning at 7 p.m., to call for Henrico County Public Schools officials to address reading problems among area students. The organization is composed of faith community members, parents and students. Representatives from each population are expected to speak.

Concerned parents and students will speak on the issue, which the group has been raising for over a year.
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Board approves Quioccasin Middle School as Byrd’s new name

Vote ends lengthy process
APRIL 28, 9 P.M. – By a 3-0 vote (with one abstention and one absence), the Henrico County School Board Thursday night renamed Byrd Middle School for the region in which it's located.

The board voted in support of Tuckahoe District member Lisa Marshall's suggestion of Quioccasin Middle School, a name that she said reflects more than just the road on which the school sits.

"Quioccasin is more than just a location," Marshall said. "It's also the name of the community with a rich cultural heritage in the Tuckahoe District. I'm confident that our community will support the name Quioccasin with the same level that they have shown the school to this date."
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2 Henrico student safety patrols honored


The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education and AAA Mid-Atlantic honored 10 students – including two from Henrico – at its Outstanding School Safety Patrol Awards Luncheon in Richmond earlier this month.

The foundation received dozens of applications from schools throughout the Commonwealth and selected the top 10 nominees. The winners excelled in the areas of leadership, dependability, character and academics. Each student received a $100 gift card and plaque from the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education.
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Henrico Public Schools to offer parenting workshops


Henrico County Public Schools will offer two parenting workshops next month designed to help keep kids safe online and teach families how to overcome the roadblocks that prevent better relationships.

The workshops will be presented by the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center, a hub of information, education and support to help parents and educators make a difference in the lives of students.
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Glen Allen teens’ project fights cyberbullying


Bullying among local high schoolers has taken on a deceptive new form that can be more difficult to spot and potentially more harmful than the traditional method: cyberbullying.

After witnessing the effects of cyberbullying on their peers firsthand, two Glen Allen High School sophomores, Olivia Baugham and Kayla Buchanan, decided to create an online public relations campaign to target the problem at its roots.
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Highland Springs HS teacher earns national award


A Highland Springs High School teacher was among five teachers nationwide honored as a winner of the NextGeneration Leaders Program, a national initiative that recognizes emerging K-12 education technology leaders.

Andrew Neiburg, an instructional technology resource teacher, was honored, along with teachers from Alabama, Indiana, Rhode Island and Wyoming. The program is sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking and EdSCoop.
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