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    Destiny School’s new home used to be a part of Greenway Farms owned by Captain William Greenway. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

    Preschool and kindergarten school teaches arts early in new building
    Tue., Jan. 27 | 11:00 AM - The old yellow building on Greenway Drive in Leesburg is taking on a new purpose housing the Destiny School of the Arts for preschool children.
    Competition for in-state admission remains stiff at Va. universities
    Tue., Jan. 27 | 07:40 AM - College admissions decisions are starting to roll in for Fairfax County high school seniors, again drawing attention to the competition for in-state seats at Virginia’s top universities.
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    Sahasra Deepika started out with 10 students. Now, they house and educate 60 students. Director of the organization, Sarva Rajendra (middle of back row in purple) hopes to increase their reach in the future without sacrificing quality of education. Courtesy photo/Sarva Rajendra

    An education worth a thousand lights: Loudoun locals forge learning paths in India
    Thu., Jan. 22 | 12:00 PM - Sterling's Sarva Rajendra saw how her parents used education to transform lives in India through the Sahasra Deepika Foundation for Education, which she took over as director in 2008.
    Budget fight on the horizon in Loudoun
    Thu., Jan. 22 | 07:54 AM - The budget dance has become a regular and passionate tango between Loudoun's hard-line, no-tax supervisors and outspoken proponents of increased education funding.
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    State charter school laws rank among lowest in U.S.
    Tue., Jan. 27 | 05:30 PM - Virginia's laws for charter schools ranked in the bottom five for the nation, according to an annual report released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Jan. 27.
    Loudoun Schools closed Jan. 27
    Tue., Jan. 27 | 09:32 AM - Loudoun County Public Schools are closed Jan. 27 due to the weather, according to the LCPS website.
    Ashburn school holds read-a-thon for National School Choice Week
    Mon., Jan. 26 | 01:28 PM - Ashburn Village Country Day School hosts a read-a-thon from Jan. 26 to Jan. 30 to celebrate literacy for National School Choice Week.
    Loudoun school receives receives $100K grant from national tax service provider
    Fri., Jan. 23 | 07:16 PM - A teacher and five Potomac Falls High School students were awarded more than $107K from H&R Block, a national consumer tax service provider.
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    Loudoun schools on two-hour delay Jan. 22
    Thu., Jan. 22 | 07:02 AM - Loudoun County Public Schools are on a two-hour delay schedule Jan. 22.
    First contender for Loudoun School Board elections comes forward
    Wed., Jan. 21 | 04:43 PM - Long-time Leesburg resident Anthony Fasolo, 77, recently announced his intent to run for the Loudoun County Public School Board in the November elections.

    Community members held up signs in support of those sharing their positions on full funding with the School Board at the budget work session and public hearing Jan. 20. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

    Public speaks on 2016 school budget; discontent brews
    Tue., Jan. 20 | 09:38 PM - Once again, the battle for fully funding Loudoun schools has begun, with teachers and community members demanding the school district better serve its employees.
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    Virginia Senate defeats Sen. Dick Black’s in-state tuition proposal
    Tue., Jan. 20 | 03:26 PM - The Senate of Virginia this afternoon killed legislation from Loudoun state Sen. Dick Black (R-13th) that would have prohibited in-state tuition at the commonwealth's universities for children of undocumented immigrants.
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    Virginia STEM essay contest for girls accepting entries
    Fri., Jan. 16 | 05:09 PM - The fourth annual STEM Essay scholarship contest for girls is underway, Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced Thursday.
    Middleburg Charter principal closer to accreditation
    Thu., Jan. 15 | 06:10 PM - Middleburg Community Charter School's principal took another step in gaining a license to administrate in Virginia.
    Midterms canceled for January 2015
    Thu., Jan. 15 | 05:21 PM - January midterms for Loudoun County Public School students have been canceled due to days lost from bad weather.
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