This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Each year, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) makes available Safe Routes to School grant funding to assist “localities and schools in the development of plans, activities, and infrastructure improvements to make bicycling and walking to school a safe and appealing transportation option […]
Harrisonburg-based tech company ValleyApps today announced a promotional program that offers Virginia schools a chance to win a free IT migration to Google Apps.
WSVA, TV3 and the DNR reported this week that Harrisonburg City School Board member Tom Mendez will not seek a third term. Mendez made the announcement on Tuesday’s school board meeting, and released a statement. . . . I’ve experienced the joy of having four of my six children graduate from Harrisonburg High School with […]
Scott Kizner will take over from Harrisonburg City Schools superintendent Don Ford on July 1.
This may be old news to most parents and teachers, but I only recently became aware of the Harrisonburg High School Newsstreak website. The current version of the online publication has been up for a few months. Newsstreak currently features stories by students on a range of topics, including the World Cup, robotics, and trying […]
Kimberly Duvall-Early, a psychology instructor at JMU, has been declared the highest rated professor in the nation by the Web site ratemyprofessors.com. Rate My Professors is a decade old review site where students can anonymously rank their college teachers on a one to five scale in six different categories and leave comments. In this environment, which […]
For months, local teachers and school officials have been bracing for impact as the state budget was being pruned in Richmond. There will still be state cuts to local public school budgets — about $1.5 million in Harrisonburg — but they may not be as severe as once expected. It could have been a lot […]
Harrisonburg City Public Schools made a survey using Google Spreadsheets to collect public input on what qualities the next superintendent should have. A public hearing will also be held for input on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Skyline Middle School. (Thanks, Robert)
Just as the Redskins look for a replacement for the recently fired Jim Zorn, the Harrisonburg School Board is searching for a replacement for the soon-to-retire Donald Ford (whether there’s a connection between the two depends on your opinion of the Redskins).