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In Hamilton, education begins on a teaching farm

Jaclyn and Kenny Jenkins fulfilled their greatest dream two years ago with the purchase of One Day Farm in Hamilton. The 13-acre property featuring a late 18th-century house was in need of some tender loving care but the Jenkins felt up to the challenge.

Start your engines: Loudoun County Public Schools race toward the future. Nearly 79,000 students go back to school Aug. 29.
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With nearly 79,000 students and growing, Loudoun schools confront change and challenges

This year an estimated 78,665 students will be enrolling in LCPS. The school division will face unique challenges this year, including easing overcrowding in schools.

Janet Miller has fun in the Atomic Trampoline Center’s foam pit. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Leesburg’s Atomic Trampoline Center is on a mission to leave no child behind

Janet Miller believes every child, no matter their abilities, deserves a chance to have fun. It's with this in mind that the marketing manager is hoping to reach out to children with disabilities to join in the fun as the Atomic Trampoline Fun Center opens Aug. 29 for everyone to enjoy.

Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents to discuss student suicide, gang activity this school year

The Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents will discuss topics ranging from student suicide, gang activity, the school boundary process, standardized testing and other pressing issues in education this school year.

Megan Tucker, Hillsboro Charter Academy’s STEAM specialist, gifted coordinator and tech resource teacher sets us the school’s new innovation lab.
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Hillsboro Charter Academy prepares for its first school year

Hillsboro Charter Academy will begin its first day of classes on Aug. 29 with a focus on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) education and project-based learning.

Loudoun Public Schools announces FDK lottery

Loudoun County Public Schools recently announced a division-wide lottery for 62 full-day kindergarten seats.The seats are open at four elementary schools: Forest Grove, Sterling, Sugarland and Sully.

Loudoun students win Library Card Art Contest

Recently, the Loudoun County Public Library held a contest for local artists to create a limited edition commemorative library card.

Council: UVA board’s closed meeting may have violated law

State officials say the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors might have violated the Freedom of Information Act when it held a closed-door meeting to discuss a new investment fund.

A dash of education has been added to historic Snickersville Turnpike in western Loudoun

Six new historical markers, erected by the Snickersville Turnpike Association, have added a sense of history for motorists and bikers who travel the Virginia byway.

Nextide Academy Program Manager Claressa Mees (left) and President & CEO Arun Natarajan (right) at the academy’s new home in Purcellville. Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi.

Career-oriented K-12 enrichment program to open in Purcellville

About three years ago, while Arun Natarajan was in business school, his capstone project involved working with Sylvan Learning – a center with franchises around the country that wanted help in improving its revenue.

YMCA students and counselors pose for a quick selfie at an after school program in an LCPS school. Now the YMCA will also be able to offer after school programs at its own facility in Sterling. Courtesy photo.

After 20 years,YMCA of Loudoun finally gets its own building

The new YMCA of Loudoun County Youth Day Center in Sterling will offer daycare, preschool, kindergarten enrichment, before and after school care, among other services. Its focus will be on STEM-based learning for early learners, health education, childcare and educational opportunities for families and the entire community.

Loudoun School Board member Joy Maloney was arrested Aug. 2 at the Trump rally in Ashburn. Times-Mirror/Buzz Covington

EXCLUSIVE: Contract detail invalidates Maloney’s arrest at Ashburn Trump rally, attorney says

A detail in the contract signed between Loudoun County Public Schools and representatives from the Donald Trump presidential campaign may make School Board member Joy Maloney’s trespassing charge erroneous.

Douglass High School instructors assemble for a teacher training session at the school on Jan. 9, 1948.
Photo by Winslow Williams

Celebrating the ‘quiet tenacity’ that built Loudoun’s first black high school 75 years ago

Douglass High School, the first accredited black high school in Loudoun County, has stood in Leesburg for nearly 75 years as a symbol of the strength of the community that persevered through nearly insurmountable obstacles to fight for equality.

Loudoun School Board gives Superintendent Williams a raise

Superintendent Eric Williams' contract with Loudoun County Public Schools was renewed for another four years with a total compensation package of $357,000.

Loudoun Public School’s 2018 budget request may increase by $94 million

Loudoun County Public School’s budget for the next school year may need to increase by as much as $94 million, school officials said Tuesday night.
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