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Evan Fenton of Heritage High School (right) accepts his certificate from School Board member Tom Marshall (Leesburg) at the 34th annual Excellence in Education event. Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Top 5 percent of Loudoun students honored at Excellence in Education banquet

Principals shared student’s stories of overcoming obstacles, finding unique interests, honing their talents and being inspired by their teachers to perform to the best of their ability.

Parents of teen suicide victim sue Loudoun County Public Schools counselor for $5M in damages

Parents of a Potomac Falls High School student who took his own life last school year today filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Loudoun Circuit Court against a Loudoun County Public Schools' counselor.

Former LCPS band director accused of making sexual advances toward students

Former Dominion High School band director Brian Damron resigned from a position in a Florida school system Nov. 1 after an internal investigation substantiated claims.

Loudoun County School Board debates adding LGBTQ protection to employment policies

Loudoun County School Board member Brenda Sheridan (Sterling) last night made an emotional plea to her colleagues to add protection against discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity to the division’s policies.

Meadowland Elementary School students walk past a reading room that used to be a hallway as they leave their classes for the day. Times-Mirror/Hannah Dellinger

Loudoun parents petition LCPS to bring Sterling school up to current safety codes, ADA compliance

Nearly 300 Meadowland Elementary School parents are petitioning Loudoun County Public Schools to make the upgrades they believe will make the 37-year-old building safer for their children.

Loudoun School Board fast tracks construction of new high school, four turf fields

The Loudoun County School Board last night voted to accelerate construction of a new Dulles high school and the installation of four new synthetic turf fields.

Enrollment growth driving Loudoun County Public Schools budget

Loudoun County Public Schools staff presented an updated preliminary budget outlook for fiscal 2018 with a slightly higher price tag than the one presented in August.

A time for giving back

Each holiday season, hundreds of Loudoun County's residents, students, businesses and nonprofit organizations work to provide hot meals, toys, home repairs and overall good will to their communities.

Loudoun County School Board considers selling, leasing old Douglass School

The Loudoun County School Board is considering leasing, selling or transferring ownership of the historic old Douglass School building at 20 Union Street in Leesburg.

Loudoun County Public Schools staff to receive active shooter training

This year Loudoun County Public Schools is offering all of its staff training on how to survive an active violent threat on campus.

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This year’s National Turkeys won’t be living out their days in Loudoun County

Stephanie L. Kenyon, executive director at Morven Park in Leesburg, told the Times-Mirror Friday the turkeys pardoned by President Barack Obama this Thanksgiving will be heading to Virginia Tech.

Students, faculty ask U-Va. president not to quote Jefferson

The University of Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn't be used as a "moral compass" because he was a slave owner.

Loudoun school bus drivers speak out about low pay, low morale

A large group of bus drivers, transportation staff and teachers speaking on their behalf addressed the School Board Tuesday.

Dr. Eric Williams

Loudoun County schools promise ‘inclusive’ environment in wake of election

The discourse of a divisive presidential election has negatively affected some groups of Loudoun students, according to parents, the NAACP and educators.

Future opening of Academies of Loudoun leaves room for needed growth

Once the new Academies of Loudoun opens in 2018, there will be a “domino effect,” freeing up space in school buildings across the county and allowing room for multiple programs to expand, according to Loudoun County Public School officials.
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