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Cindy Menz-Erb was sworn in as the Richmond School Board's new North Side 3rd District representative at City Hall on Tuesday morning. more

Mar 21, 2017 11:45 AM Education

RPS Superintendent Dana Bedden delivered his third State of the Schools address Tuesday night, promising to shepherd the school system he took over in 2014 through a transition period and work with City Hall's new leadership to do so. more

Mar 15, 2017 11:00 AM Education

Citing limited resources and neglected needs, Mayor Levar Stoney on Monday unveiled his first budget, proposing utility rate increases and additional funding for Richmond Public Schools. more

Mar 7, 2017 11:15 AM Field Notes: Politics Blog 2 Comments

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney delivered his inaugural address Saturday, promising as he did on the campaign trail to begin restoring confidence in government, repairing schools and ushering in a new era of leadership in City Hall. more

Jan 14, 2017 2:29 PM Field Notes: Politics Blog

Richmond's City Council and School Board swore in a fresh crop of representatives and elected new leadership on Monday at City Hall. more

Jan 4, 2017 10:45 AM Field Notes: Politics Blog

RPS Superintendent Dana Bedden’s budget proposal includes a $22.8 million increase in operating funding. more

Dec 6, 2016 10:15 AM Education

Persuading the Virginia General Assembly to adjust the LCI formula used to dole out dollars for public education is going to be a tough sell, state lawmakers told Richmond City Council members Wednesday. more

Nov 16, 2016 4:45 PM Education

A Richmond principal lifts up her students and her school. more

Nov 13, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

A Richmond mom’s homegrown childhood literacy program equips local kids with ‘reading superpowers.’ more

Oct 2, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

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

Sep 7, 2016 9:10 AM News

Artist, educator and human rights activist Yewande Austin empowers the most vulnerable among us and inspires the next generation of Richmond leaders. more

Sep 4, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

Levar Stoney’s campaign for Richmond mayor released his education platform on Wednesday, outlining challenges facing Richmond Public Schools and the solutions he would pursue if elected. more

Aug 10, 2016 3:15 PM Field Notes: Politics Blog 1 Comments

About 1,400 Richmond Public Schools families requested to send their children to a school outside of their neighborhood in the fall. more

Jul 19, 2016 1:30 PM Education

School Board vote spares Armstrong High — for now more

Jun 14, 2016 3:00 PM Education

After ruling out a mayoral bid and considering a campaign for Richmond City Council, Richmond School Board chairman Jeff Bourne has decided to seek reelection more

Jun 7, 2016 4:30 PM Field Notes: Politics Blog

It may not be closing, but changes are coming at Armstrong High School at the start of next school year. more

Jun 2, 2016 4:00 PM Education

The Richmond School Board on Monday approved a scaled-back operational budget for the upcoming year, salvaging a popular proposal to increase pay for the division’s teachers, but sacrificing the superintendent’s signature academic initiative. more

May 24, 2016 10:00 AM Education

Rick Tatnall ended his Richmond mayoral bid Friday. Instead, the longtime East End community activist will seek to fill the open 7th district seat on the Richmond School Board. more

May 20, 2016 9:30 AM Field Notes: Politics Blog

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

A teacher’s view of the job during teacher appreciation week in a cash-strapped district in a cash-strapped city. more

May 15, 2016 8:30 AM Sunday Story

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