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The Same Sky Project is part of A Place to Be, a Middleburg-based music therapy and counseling nonprofit. Facebook/A Place to Be

Claude Moore Foundation, Inova partner in a gift for good at LCPS

The financial gift and ensuing performances come amid a growing community discussion and concern over student suicides. At least five students local students have taken their lives over the past two years.

9 percent year-over-year increase in Williams’ proposed Loudoun County Public Schools budget

Williams proposed an increase of $93.6 million from the current $1.030 billion budget, bringing next year's proposal to $1.124 billion, more than 9 percent higher.

Loudouners rally ahead of School Board meeting urging the board to add LGBTQ protections to its policies.Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

Loudoun School Board votes against adding LGBTQ protections to employment policy

More than two dozen local lawyers, Loudoun County Public Schools parents, faculty and students voiced support and opposition to the policy change.

Times-Mirror/Alexander Erkiletian

MORE: Hundreds pack into Loudoun School Board meeting, most to support Dominion principal on leave

Last month, School Board Member Debbie Rose confirmed on the "Support Dr. Brewer" Facebook page that Superintendent Eric Williams recommended Brewer be terminated.

Jeff Morse selected to chair Loudoun County School Board

Second-term School Board member Jeff Morse (Dulles) was appointed chairman of the Loudoun County School Board Monday night.

Courtesy Photo/Mitch Schwartz, DHSpress.com

Dominion teachers and staff rally outside of school in support of Principal Brewer

About 40 Dominion High School teachers and staff this morning rallied support for the school’s principal who abruptly went on leave after accusations of sexual misconduct against a former band director unraveled in the public eye.

Dominion High School community plans protest, show of solidarity for principal

John Brewer, who’s been principal of Dominion since the school opened in 2003, has been on leave since Dec. 3.

MORE: Virginia ACLU and Del. LaRock spar over LGBTQ protection in Loudoun Public Schools

The Loudoun School Board debated adding LGBTQ employee protection at its Nov. 30 meeting.

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2016 Year in Review: Education in Loudoun County

In 2016, LCPS topped its first $1 billion budget, tackled overcrowding, combated an alarming number of teen suicides, faced complaints about a lack of teacher diversity and was confronted with community criticism over a lack of transparency in its administration.

‘Soft skills’ are key hiring factor for region’s tech companies

The report focused on five specific hard-to-fill competency ares, which included software development; cybersecurity; big data and analytics; data centers and cloud infrastructure; and network systems.

Two Ashburn students with dyslexia try to complete their homework with assistive technology readers and help from their parents. Many parents complain Loudoun County Public Schools don’t deliver the reading instruction students with dyslexia need to succeed. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Special Education committee report highlights needs of disabled students

The group’s top priorities include ensuring LCPS provide consistency in its special education programs, giving more support and services to children with dyslexia and enhancing autism programs.

Loudoun School Board votes to implement intermediate school to ease overcrowding in Dulles

The Loudoun County School Board voted Dec. 13 to implement an intermediate school in 2018 to help ease severe overcrowding in Dulles secondary schools.

Loudoun Education Association asks for ‘living wage’ for all employees

The Loudoun Education Association, a local chapter of a national teacher’s union, recently presented the School Board with a list of budget priorities for fiscal 2018, providing insight into the school system climate and the issues Loudoun County Public School teachers face at work.

Student arrested for making threats toward Douglass School

An underage student was arrested Dec. 15 for threatening to harm students at the Douglass School in Leesburg, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Supervisors, School Board talk turf and growth at CIP presentation meeting

Turf, growth and money dominated a Dec. 7 meeting between the county's Board of Supervisors and School Board at which school representatives presented their Capital Improvement Plan from fiscal 2018 through 2023.
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