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Inside the struggle ‘to overcome numbers’ in Yancey Elementary’s final years

The country roads that wind through Esmont became even quieter when B. F. Yancey Elementary School closed last month. Low scores on standardized tests for several years and uncertainty about federal funding for next year motivated the Albemarle County School Board’s 5-2 vote to consolidate Yancey into Red Hill and Scottsville elementary schools. The educators […]

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Blue Ribbon Commission reports to City Council, School Board

The Blue Ribbon Commission—a 13-member citizen panel charged with tackling the City schools’ funding woes—predicts another funding gap of between $2 and $4 million this year. The estimate came during the groups’ presentation of its final report Tuesday to a joint session of Charlottesville’s City Council and School Board. The report features near- and long-term […]