Loudoun schools superintendent suggests steps toward a clearer vision
Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams proposed budget development principles and steps towards a strategic approach at the Sept. 16 school board work session. Courtesy photo
Thu., Sep. 18 | 04:30 PM - Superintendent Eric Williams presented a new approach toward decision-making in the county's public schools at the Sept. 16 school board work session.
Higher education cuts likely to spare Va. students
Thu., Sep. 18 | 02:41 PM - Students likely will be insulated from $90 million in cuts the McAuliffe administration is seeking this fiscal year and next from Virginia's public colleges and universities.
Loudoun Valley High School ex-head football coach files grievance
Danny McGrath is filing a grievance after being fired as head coach of the Loudoun Valley High School football team. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Tue., Sep. 16 | 03:30 PM - Danny McGrath began the process of filing a grievance with Loudoun Valley High School last week.
Sterling Academy of Science students set off for South Korea
Fri., Jul. 25 | 10:00 AM - TJ Sample, senior at the Academy of Science in Sterling, had never been out of the country. That all changed when he boarded the plane bound for South Korea on July 16 to study spider silk and human collagen-producing cells.
Loudoun Citizen Volunteer Workgroup to host info session on Academies of Loudoun
Fri., Sep. 19 | 05:30 PM - The Loudoun County Citizen Volunteer Workgroup will host a public information session for the Academies of Loudoun on Sept. 29.
Va. educators debate falling English test scores
Mon., Sep. 15 | 01:40 PM - English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome.
Loudoun Academy of Science holds info session
Thu., Sep. 11 | 04:00 PM - Loudoun's Academy of Science in Sterling will hold an open house and information session at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 for interested students.
State of Innovation in Education speakers share big ideas
Thu., Sep. 11 | 01:00 PM - Policy makers, educators and business leaders met in Ashburn for the State of Innovation in Education panel Aug. 10.
First-year Rock Ridge ready to rise up
Sun., Sep. 7 | 08:00 AM - Starting with the just-begun fall sports season, fans of Loudoun's prep athletics have one more school to root for: the Rock Ridge Phoenix.
Tech companies offer solutions to Loudoun problem
Jason Goldberg, Director of Business Strategy, Analysis and Development for NOA Incorporated, presents ideas from tech companies TerraFly and ALTA. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris
Fri., Sep. 5 | 12:23 PM - “What if?” was the big question at the inaugural The Loudoun County Challenge Aug. 27. What if companies banded together to find technological solutions to big problems in Loudoun County?
George Mason University hosts national suicide prevention campaign
Fri., Sep. 5 | 11:31 AM - For World Suicide Prevention Day on Wednesday, George Mason University in Fairfax will host a national awareness campaign to open up a community conversation on mental health.
Loudoun mom’s diary: The sock, the fears, the tears
Crystal Owens and her sons, Sam, 5, and Owen, 8 months old, wait for the bus in Stone Ridge on the first day of school.
Thu., Sep. 4 | 02:44 PM - As Sept. 2 drew closer, my stomach knotted each time someone asked me if Sam was excited about school.
New school year, new school: Rock Ridge High’s first day
First block physical education students listen as they’re given instructions. Times Mirror/Rick Wasser
Tue., Sep. 2 | 06:38 PM - Sept. 2 was Rock Ridge High School's inaugural day.
Loudoun Valley head football coach sacked
Danny McGrath was fired in the evening of Aug. 29. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Tue., Sep. 2 | 05:40 PM - Loudoun Valley High School Varsity football coach Danny McGrath was fired Aug. 29.
Carlton rises up: Growth spurt has spurred major college offers
Junior Holly Carlton aims to stand tall once again for the Potomac Falls High School volleyball team this season.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Sun., Aug. 31 | 08:00 AM - In recent years, Loudoun products have begun to dot the rosters of some of the top college volleyball teams around. The latest blue-chipper in that parade of high-level talent is Potomac Falls High School junior setter Holly Carlton.