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Regional Kindergarten Registration Set for March

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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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 […]

General Assembly Approves Additional Funds for JMU and Higher Ed

Monday, February 28, 2011

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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.

Who are the Degree Holders? More Local Maps You Don’t Need to Refold

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Who are the Degree Holders?  More Local Maps You Don’t Need to Refold

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 […]

Educational Productivity in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Educational Productivity in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

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 […]

Top Educational Priorities For Harrisonburg

Monday, November 1, 2010

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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?

Harrisonburg City Schools Budget In Trouble?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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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?

Baxter, Fravel Compete For School Board Seat

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Baxter, Fravel Compete For School Board Seat

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 […]

HHS Newsstreak Adviser Named National H.S. Journalism Teacher of the Year

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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HHS Newsstreak Adviser Named National H.S. Journalism Teacher of the Year

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: […]

New EMU Program Created to Help Prevent Suicide

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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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 […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.