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    Virginia students beat national averages on ACT test
    Sat., Aug. 23 | 09:43 AM - Virginia students outperformed their peers nationwide on every section of the ACT this past year, according to data released this week.

    George Mason University’s new classrooms in Sterling. Courtesy Photo

    George Mason comes to Loudoun; provides more education options
    Wed., Aug. 20 | 12:00 PM - Loudoun County joins the George Mason family with the university's new location officially opening in Sterling on Aug. 18.

    Hillsboro Elementary’s current building might open its doors as Loudoun’s second charter in 2015. Courtesy Photo

    Hillsboro charter hopeful: school choice the name of the game
    Mon., Aug. 18 | 04:29 PM - Hope remains alive for a Hillsboro charter school with the recent approval of a collaborative effort between Loudoun County Public School board members and the Hillsboro parents.
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    Sterling Academy of Science students set off for South Korea
    Fri., Jul. 25 | 08:00 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.

    Virginia Tech professor Thurmon Lockhart talks about the Slip Simulator at a recent Inova Pediatric and New Adult Rehabilitation Center open house. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

    Virginia Tech professor brings Slip Simulator to Inova Lansdowne
    Sat., Aug. 16 | 06:19 AM - Everyone falls. But what if your brain could be re-trained to prevent such an accident? What if, one day, falling is a thing of the past?
    McAuliffe creates ‘Children’s Cabinet’
    Wed., Aug. 13 | 07:09 AM - The governor announced Monday at the William Byrd Community House in Richmond that the cabinet will help foster collaboration between various state and local agencies.

    Loudoun Valley High School decided against using impact sensors on athletes’ helmets. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Parents of Loudoun Valley High School football players call for sensors
    Tue., Aug. 12 | 01:12 PM - Amid a national debate about concussions and the safety of playing football, parents of Loudoun Valley High School athletes are upset about the school's decision to ban the use of impact-measuring sensors in players' helmets during practice.
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    Va. college tuition increases by 5.2 percent
    Sun., Aug. 10 | 06:49 AM - Heading into the new school year, state college students will find their wallets squeezed tighter than ever as tuition continues to climb.
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    “Shrek the Musical” honored with National Youth Awards
    Thu., Aug. 7 | 12:15 PM - Belmont Ridge Middle School received word this past week the 2014 spring production of “Shrek the Musical” has received six awards and 11 nominations for the Ninth Annual National Youth Arts Awards set to take place Aug. 17 in New York.

    O’Malley Basinger, 7, and Garrett Basinger, 9, won the honor of cutting the ribbon at MCCS opening ceremony. They stand with principal Barbara Smith, LCPS board chairman Eric Hornberger, school board member Jill Turgeon, Middleburg mayor Betsy Davis, MCCS board member David Quanbeck and Superintendent Eric Williams. Courtesy Photo

    Loudoun’s first charter school holds official ribbon-cutting in Middleburg
    Tue., Aug. 5 | 11:32 AM - Loudoun's first charter school in Middleburg held the official ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating its opening last Monday.
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    Loudoun youth learn Indian language and culture in summer camp
    Mon., Aug. 4 | 02:45 PM - The Mudra Arts Center in Sterling finished up its summer camp program on July 26 with a graduation ceremony at Sterling Middle School. Campers had been learning about Hindi language and Indian culture since July 7.

    Graduates Sarah Stevenson (Broad Run), Zohair Safdar (Dominion), (Clare Zehner (Freedom), Lenah Taylor (John Champe), Servet Karaaslan (Park View), Alexander Bajbouji (Potomac falls), Alina Nilova (Potomac Falls), and Rebecca Gene Mertes (Stone Bridge) join the LCPS class of 2014. Courtesy Photo

    Heritage High School hosts Loudoun summer school commencement
    Mon., Aug. 4 | 12:09 PM - Loudoun public high school graduates of the summer school program walked across Heritage High School's stage to accept their diplomas on August 1, joining the ranks of those in the class of 2014.

    Richard Rogers, 10, and Zackary Rogers, 9, of Leesburg pose with a project made at Camp Invention. Courtesy Photo

    Thinking outside the box: Leesburg Elementary hosts Camp Invention
    Wed., Jul. 30 | 12:02 PM - On July 14-18, Leesburg Elementary hosted Club Invention, a four-day-long summer day camp. First-through-sixth graders in Loudoun County who enrolled in the camp brought items from home to recycle into something new. In groups, they took apart the pieces, explored the different uses of each part and put them back together into different objects.
    Juvenile spray-paints graffiti on Sterling middle school; high school also tagged
    Fri., Jul. 25 | 11:25 AM - Two Sterling schools were spray-painted with graffiti Thursday, leaving a case pending against a juvenile.
    Local Boy Scout collects backpacks for children of military families
    Mon., Jul. 21 | 11:12 AM - Ahmed Adam, a Boy Scout member of All Dulles Area Muslim Society troop 1576, is facilitating a school supply and backpack collection for children of U.S. military families as part of the process for earning Eagle Scout status. He is doing the project through Operation Homefront.
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