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For their senior Capstone Project, Sophie Azula and Kate Morris, two students in the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High School, are implementing a plan to help better students’ education within their own school  community. They have been researching and formulating a plan to combat the digital divide that goes largely unaddressed within public education systems. 

A digital divide is defined as the gap between those who have access to or the use of both computers and the Internet and those who do not. In their efforts to bridge the digital divide in their school, they reached out to  Brian Jones, the school division’s executive director of technology, for a little help putting their plan into action. 


More than 50 members of the business, faith and civic communities got a firsthand look at 21st century public education while shadowing principals at Chesterfield County schools earlier this week during the school division’s Principal for a Morning program.  “In the community, we have assumptions of what goes on, but just seeing the hands-on approach… Full Article


Nearly 4,500 eighth graders are getting an early start to Chesterfield County Public Schools’ November celebration of College and Career Readiness Month by visiting one of the largest career exploration fairs in the county this week.

The Chesterfield County students joined thousands of their peers from across the region at Richmond International Raceway for ChamberRVA’s fourth annual Mission Tomorrow, an interactive opportunity to explore potential career interests and learn more about in-demand job fields.

“As eighth graders prepare to choose what courses they will take in high school, it is important for them to learn more about the college and career options available that will help shape their future,” Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty said.


While approximately 20,000 Chesterfield County students were participating in the PSAT for All initiative today, the Class of 2020 was busy getting a closer look at their future. “Our school division has taken a number of steps to increase access to opportunities that will prepare our students with the life skills necessary to be college… Full Article


Tuesday, Oct. 15, marks the beginning of the last phase of school construction projects overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County residents through the 2013 school bond referendum. Construction of the new replacement school for Reams Road Elementary School begins with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15. 

Through these school construction efforts, Chesterfield County Public Schools’ projects have addressed the need to renovate or replace the older school facilities and also addressed overcrowding in elementary schools in the northeastern part of the county. 


The U.S. Department of Education today named Midlothian High School a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only 362 schools out of approximately 135,000 public and private schools to be honored with this recognition nationwide.


Eleven Chesterfield County schools were honored today with 2019 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards recognizing advanced learning and achievement. The awards recognized Virginia’s public schools that exceeded minimum state and federal accountability standards and achieved excellence in education goals established by the Governor and state Board of Education. Eligible schools and school divisions earn… Full Article


The Chesterfield County School Board on Tuesday night took action to support and advance three elementary school construction plans, which are designed to replace older facilities and help address increases in student enrollment in the western part of Chesterfield County. The School Board approved the inclusion of a new 360 West elementary school in its… Full Article


Hopkins Elementary Principal Dr. Lisa Hill has been named Chesterfield County Public Schools’ recipient of the 2019 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership.  The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership recognize central Virginia principals who go beyond day-to-day demands to create an exceptional educational environment for students and staff members. “Dr. Hill is a true… Full Article


The Chesterfield County School Board agreed on a ranking of 12 unfunded priorities that members believe would result in safer schools, more equitable educational opportunities for all students and support for staff members. The action came as part of the approval of a $672.2 million Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget that includes a 3 percent… Full Article


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