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Vignesh Valaboju, 16, dilutes a primer sample in the biology lab at Rock Ridge High School to create a living vaccine for Lyme disease. Times-Mirror Photo/Kate Murphy

Loudoun students work to extinguish Lyme disease worldwide

The Rock Ridge High School International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition Team is working to create a living vaccine that will eliminate Lyme disease in Loudoun County and hopefully throughout the biosphere.

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Middleburg charter school falls short of state accreditation

LCPS officials and the school’s new principal and chairman of its board of directors discussed the necessary steps to improve the school’s status in a meeting on Tuesday.

Alumna Julianne Moore seeks name change for Northern Va. high school

Actress Julianne Moore and Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen want a new name for their old high school in northern Virginia, named for a Confederate general.

Saved for now, Sweet Briar College looks for a long-term fix

"Our alumnae are really gassed up to help," Stone said. "They are all over the campus."

Purcellville’s Shamrock Music Shoppe to unveil new store Aug. 29

Shamrock’s goal to expand their “one-stop music shop” in Loudoun was set in motion this summer after moving to a new location at 160 W. Main St. in Purcellville.

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Football participation down as parents worry about injuries

Loudoun is no stranger to the controversy. In August last year, parents at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville raised the call for the installation of sensors in high school football and lacrosse helmets.


In Loudoun and across the county, college degrees come with heavy debt

The class of 2015 left college with the most expensive degrees in U.S. history, ones they couldn’t pay for. Student loan debt is at an all-time high, exceeding credit card debt and just trailing housing debt.

“Most Likely to Succeed” is an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival and has been called one of “the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week.

Foxcroft School presents “Most Likely to Succeed” screening

Foxcroft School will present a public screening of “Most Likely to Succeed,” a thought-provoking documentary on education in the 21st century, on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Middleburg Community Center.

Loudoun schools new budget outlook shows up to $89.4 million rise and transportation changes

The potential increase of funds is impacted by enrollment growth, increased transportation and health care costs, new schools and employee pay raises.

Adriel Sumathipala, 16, was selected as a global finalist in the Google Science Fair. Photo Courtesy/Adriel Sumathipala

Broad Run senior is Google finalist with low-cost, portable heart disease test

Adriel Sumathipala, a rising senior at Broad Run High School, was selected as a global finalist in the Google Science Fair. Google calls the work “20 Ways to Change the World.” He engineered a multi-biomarker diagnostic for cardiac disease.

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School bus service reinstated for some Leesburg students after parents’ plea

Following passionate pleas from concerned parents at the first School Board meeting of the new school year, the transportation division of Loudoun County Public Schools recalculated the “walk zone” around Sycolin Creek Elementary.

Loudoun students improve SOL scores across the board

Loudoun County Standards of Learning test scores for the 2014-2015 school year were released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education.

Case Dismissed: Loudoun School Board not in violation of FOIA

A Circuit Court judge dismissed Loudoun resident Brian Davison’s case Aug. 8 against the School Board regarding alleged Virginia Freedom of Information Act violations.

Loudoun Education Association announces 2015 candidate endorsements

The Loudoun Education Association Political Action Committee announced its candidate recommendations for the November 2015 elections

From agriculture to technology, Loudoun schools grew tremendously in 50 years

Throughout the last 50 years Loudoun County Public Schools have faced many issues in education, from segregation to technology in the classroom.
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