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Superintendent makes case for $1.1 billion budget to supervisors

The Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun School Board gathered Wednesday to hear out the school administration’s 2018 $1.1 billion adopted budget request.

The Valluvan Tamil Academy petitioned to have language recognized

Tamil, one of the world’s oldest languages, to be recognized by Loudoun County schools

One of the oldest languages in the world, Tamil of south India, is about to be recognized for credit by the Loudoun County Public School system.

Loudoun School Board seeks names for four new schools

The Loudoun County School Board is seeking name suggestions for four new schools: one elementary school, a middle school and two high schools.

Stephen Coakley and Grace Vaughn

Loudoun duo hopes to inspire a love of the arts among young people

“I loved growing up in Loudoun County,” Coakley said. “There are great opportunities, especially for those interested in performing and interested in arts, and to be part of that would be really exciting.”

Freedom High School student charged with unlawful filming, ‘upskirting’

A Chantilly 16-year-old was charged Friday with unlawfully filming his classmates in various stages of undress at Freedom High School.

Hillsboro Charter Academy principal resigns

Hillsboro Charter Academy is searching for a new principal following the resignation of inaugural principal Trisha Ybarra-Peters.

Former Dominion High School Band Director Brian Damron. Photo/DHSpress.com

Loudoun music supervisor who wrote recommendation for Damron elected president of state association

The supervisor, Michael Pierson, is expected to serve a two-year term as president of the nonprofit association.

Times-Mirror/Chantalle Edmunds

Wife of Dominion High School principal on leave adds voice to supporters calling for his return

Rachel Brewer was the eighth speaker out of more than 80 people to take to the floor at the Loudoun County Public School Board meeting Tuesday night.

Loudoun School Board approves contract for new $50M school in Dulles

The Loudoun County School Board tonight gave the go-ahead for the multi-million dollar construction of MS-7, a new middle school in the Dulles South area.

Times-Mirror/Alex Erkiletian

MORE: Protests, walkouts over Trump administration’s policies at several Loudoun County high schools

Muslim students at several local schools organized the demonstrations to show their dissatisfaction with the new administration.

Group of Loudoun mothers lobby for dyslexia bill in Richmond

A group of mothers of children with dyslexia in Loudoun County Public Schools are backing legislation in Richmond that would have each school district appointing a specific dyslexia advisor.

UPDATE: Loudoun County students planning politically inspired walkout

Organizers say it is to protest President Donald Trump's executive order pertaining to travel and immigration and Trump's selection of Betsy DeVos the new education secretary.

Loudoun County School Board adopts $1.1B budget, members award themselves aides

School Board adopted the school system’s fiscal 2018 budget Thursday, a $1.124 billion spending plan that bolsters mental health services, continues to expand full-day kindergarten and increases bus driver positions and pay.

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Five juveniles confess to vandalizing historic African American schoolhouse in Ashburn

The five teens were charged in connection with vandalizing the schoolhouse that once served the county’s black students. The five youths spray-painted graffiti on three sides of the small wooden structure during the night hours of Sept. 30, 2016.

Loudoun County Public Libraries to host Black History Month events

In celebration of Black History Month, Loudoun County Public Library’s February programs commemorate African-American achievement and the Civil Rights movement.
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