Dana Bedden

Budget casualties include a program for city middle-schoolers who have fallen behind. more

Sep 7, 2016 9:10 AM News

No schools will close as a result of Richmond Public Schools operational budget shortfall, a majority of board members decided in a surprise vote late Monday night. more

May 17, 2016 9:30 AM Education

The additional funding Richmond City Council is expected to allocate for city schools won’t be enough to keep school closures and other cost cutting measures off the table, said RPS Superintendent Dana Bedden Wednesday morning. more

May 4, 2016 1:10 PM Education

Richmond Public Schools teachers are lobbying for an overhaul of the salary scale more

Mar 17, 2016 3:45 PM Features

Richmond City Council and the Richmond School Board met Monday as the school district grapples with an $18 million shortfall for the upcoming year. more

Mar 14, 2016 4:00 PM News


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Facing a likely $18 million shortfall for the upcoming school year, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dana Bedden delivered in his annual “State of RPS” address an urgent call to fully fund the school system’s proposed budget. more

Mar 11, 2016 10:00 AM Education

The Richmond Public Schools administration floated a plan to close six schools to stave off a potential funding shortfall.The closures, and several other cuts, would save the division $12.6 million for the upcoming school year more

Mar 8, 2016 9:30 AM Education

The Richmond School Board adopts a budget that asks City Council for $18 million more to boost teacher pay, hire more staffers and work on academic improvement. more

Feb 2, 2016 10:00 AM Education

In his final State of the City address Thursday evening, Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced a proposal to include on the November ballot an advisory referendum on raising the city’s real estate tax rate to fund public schools projects. more

Jan 29, 2016 10:15 AM News 4 Comments


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Richmond Public Schools Supt. Dana Bedden on Monday introduced his administration’s statement of needs for the 2016-17 school year, which requests an additional $26.5 million in operational funding for the cash-strapped school division. more

Dec 15, 2015 10:00 AM Education

Who had good year? And who didn’t? The year that was, summed up more

Dec 7, 2015 1:46 PM , , , , Features

The election to succeed Mayor Dwight C. Jones is a year from now. Is it too soon to start speculating on who might replace him? Of course not. more

Nov 3, 2015 10:40 AM NEWS & FEATURES 1 Comments

RPS will reassign eight teachers from four schools – John B. Cary Elementary, Swansboro Elementary, Southampton Elementary and Overby-Shepard Elementary – to twelve schools where K-3 classes are too crowded. more

Oct 20, 2015 10:00 AM Education

City Council, School Board want city administration at next joint meeting more

Oct 12, 2015 2:00 PM Education

The RPS School Board voted to close Armstrong High school on Tuesday so workers could fix a faulty cooling system that sent temperatures soaring inside the building on Monday. more

Sep 28, 2015 8:00 PM Education

A closer look at the newly released RPS SOL data more

Aug 12, 2015 12:00 AM Education

The plan to create uniform class sizes across the district provoked student and faculty outcry more

Jun 23, 2015 9:40 AM News

Parents at Richmond's Albert Hill Middle School expressed concerns about cuts to classes that school officials say drew little interest. Now, students there will have a chance to re-select their elective classes. more

Jun 19, 2015 4:45 PM Education

The Richmond School Board, facing a $7.6 million budget gap, voted Tuesday night to spend what money it has bolstering the schools' academic needs – counting on money freed up by turnover and vacancies to help cover the remaining shortfall. more

May 27, 2015 1:13 PM Education


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Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dana Bedden faces the toughest challenge of his career in one of the state’s poorest public school districts. Can he overcome the politics, disrepair and dysfunction and turn around RPS? more

May 26, 2015 10:00 AM Education 3 Comments

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