Beginning kindergarten is an exciting time for many local families. Not only is it a significant transition for children and adults alike, it is a critical planning time for school systems as well. Registration begins the week of March 14, 2011, in Rockingham, Augusta, Page and Shenandoah counties, as well as in Harrisonburg, Staunton, and […]
On Sunday, February 27, 2011, the General Assembly approved amendments to the Governor’s introduced 2010-2012 Biennium budget that includes additional funds for James Madison University and higher education in the Commonwealth.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a study today that explores seven decades of data on college completion from the census bureau. The interactive mapping tool on the site allows the reader to drill down to the county and city level, and to watch the changes in educational achievement in the selected locality from […]
The Center for American Progress is releasing the results from a first-ever attempt to evaluate the productivity of almost every major school district in the country. According to the report, nearly every K-12 school district in the country with more than 250 students was included. The full report, authored by Ulrich Bosser, is accompanied by […]
This is the final question in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City School Board candidates running in the west district. If elected, what will be your top priorities?
This is the second question for Harrisonburg City School Board candidates running in the west district. hburgnews.com reader Dany asks, “Do you view our city school budget as “in trouble” or needing help? If so, do you view it primarily as a spending/management issue or a revenue issue?
On the ballot in Harrisonburg next Tuesday, there are several items in addition to the 6th District House of Representatives race and the six candidates running for two City Council seats. Sallie Strickler and Stephen Barranco, Jr. are running for two open seats on the Harrisonburg City School Board in the East District. In other […]
In September the Dow Jones News Fund selected Valerie Penton Kibler, Harrisonburg High School teacher and adviser to the HHS Newsstreak, to be the 2010 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. The Newsstreak student-staff produces a print newspaper in addition to the online news site previously featured on hburgnews.com. From the award announcement: […]
Last October, news of Austin Frazier’s untimely death spread through the Harrisonburg community. In the wake of his suicide, Austin’s parents, Bibb and Dolly Frazier, set up the Austin Frazier Memorial, “a group dedicated to comforting the family and friends of Austin Frazier. And, to help build awareness of the life threatening risk of Bipolar […]