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    Advocates for more education funding in Loudoun County attended a School Board budget hearing earlier this year. Many of the same faces and signs could be seen at a county public hearing Feb. 25. Courtesy Photo

    The beat goes on: Fund our schools, Loudoun education advocates plead
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 04:05 PM - One speaker after another – roughly 40 in all – pressed the all-Republican Board of Supervisors to fully fund the $981 million budget.
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    Middleburg Charter School community reacts to LEA
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 11:05 AM - Some members of the Middleburg Community Charter School have raised stark objections to the Loudoun Education Association's assertion that all the school's teachers save one have put in requests for a transfer.
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    Loudoun School Board member Tom Reed will not seek re-election
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 07:41 PM - Loudoun School Board member Tom Reed will not seek re-election for his At Large seat in the upcoming elections, he told the Times-Mirror Feb. 26.
    Contender for School Board At Large seat enters ring
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 01:11 PM - The third contender for the School Board November elections has come forward.
    Loudoun schools Charter Committee pushes Middleburg Charter probation discussion
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 05:28 PM - The Charter Committee of the School Board voted Monday to recommend discussion of Middleburg Community Charter's probation to the full board.
    Lawmakers have tentative agreement on Va. state budget
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 04:25 PM - Leaders in the Virginia House and Senate say they've come to an agreement on a proposed state budget that will include small raises for state employees and teachers.
    Loudoun School Board Charter Committee endorses second county charter application
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 02:22 PM - The Loudoun School Board Charter Committee is sending its recommendation for the full board to approve the Hillsboro Charter Academy application.
    VDOE seeks applicants for after-school enrichment program grant
    Mon., Feb. 23 | 03:57 PM - VDOE seeks applicants for after-school enrichment program grants.
    Ashburn high school hosts first annual African American read-in
    Mon., Feb. 23 | 02:52 PM - Ashburn's Broad Run High School hosts its first annual African American Author's Read-In Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

    County Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) and School Board member Jeff Morse (Dulles) spoke directly to their district about a student overcrowding problem in a statement released Thursday. Courtesy photos

    Dulles, we have a problem: School overcrowding has Loudoun officials concerned
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 05:00 PM - The Dulles community has a student overcrowding problem.
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    Va. Senate: Home-schoolers can play public-school sports
    Wed., Feb. 18 | 04:43 PM - After years of failed attempts, the General Assembly has passed legislation to allow home-schooled students to participate in public-school sports.
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    Maddie Peyton (right) and Hayli Maloney (left), two juniors from Loudoun County High School, took to the streets last weekend to place winter hats and scarves on the fence surrounding the county courthouse in Leesburg. Courtesy Photo

    Warm souls warming heads in Loudoun
    Wed., Feb. 18 | 01:02 PM - Amid the most shivery days of the year, two Leesburg high schoolers are hoping to keep their neighbors warm -- and the young ladies are warming our hearts in the process.
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    Loudoun schools closed Feb. 18
    Tue., Feb. 17 | 07:55 PM - Loudoun County Public Schools are closed Feb. 18 due to weather.
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    Middleburg Charter School has had a bumpy first year. Teachers and some parents have expressed dissatisfaction to the Loudoun Education Association with formal complaints. Courtesy photo

    UPDATE: First-year problems: LEA says Middleburg Charter to see mass teacher exodus
    Tue., Feb. 17 | 02:12 PM - Every teacher but one at Middleburg Community Charter School has put in a request for a transfer for next year, according to the Loudoun Education Association.
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    Del. Mark Cole (R-88th) introduced the bill that would arm school security officers with stun guns and other weapons. Courtesy photo

    Bill advances to arm Va. school officers with stun guns
    Tue., Feb. 17 | 01:19 PM - Legislation that would allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons is advancing in the General Assembly.
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