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The Richmond City Democratic Committee on Thursday endorsed candidates in 17 of the 18 City Council and School Board races. more

Oct 7, 2016 9:15 AM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

The Richmond Education Association on Wednesday afternoon endorsed Levar Stoney’s campaign for Richmond mayor, as well candidates in 16 of the 18 Richmond City Council and Richmond School Board races. more

Sep 14, 2016 3:35 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

A new generation seeks a foothold in city politics. more

Sep 14, 2016 10:20 AM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

Political advertisements are likely to dominate the airwaves come fall, and one local candidate is getting in on the action early. more

Aug 16, 2016 5:15 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

As with any political race, there will come a time when anyone and everyone will sound off on what candidate they are supporting for mayor and why you should do the same. But will endorsements affect the November local elections? more

Aug 3, 2016 9:45 AM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

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: 2016 Elections

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: 2016 Elections

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

School Board Vice Chairman Don Coleman said in an interview Monday afternoon he would not seek reelection in the East End-anchored 7th district this upcoming November. more

May 9, 2016 3:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

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

Another Richmond School Board representative is looking to make the jump to Richmond City Council. more

Apr 18, 2016 3:15 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

Hundreds rallied at Richmond City Hall on Monday in support of public education. more

Apr 12, 2016 11:30 AM Education

The proposed closures would save $3 million for the division, which is working to close an $18 million funding shortfall in the wake of Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ proposed budget. more

Apr 5, 2016 10:00 AM News

Richmond School Board chairman Jeff Bourne in an interview Tuesday morning ruled out joining a crowded field of candidates in Richmond’s mayoral race. more

Mar 29, 2016 3:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

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


photo by Ash Daniel

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

Last week, the Richmond School Board appointed Dawson Boyer to fill the vacant West End seat. The 30-year-old real estate agent and co-owner of an ice cream and coffee shop at Libbie and Grove enters the fray at a critical point. more

Feb 16, 2016 12:00 PM News

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