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New start times coming for 19 Loudoun public schools

Thousands of Loudoun County students will get to sleep in next year – albeit for just 15 minutes.

Grant Davidson at the Recognition for Excellence in Supporting Special Education awards with Janet Reglic, special education teaching assistant and Katie Averno, physical therapist. Courtesy Photo

LCPS honors excellence in special education

Educators, parents and students who have made significant contributions to special education in Loudoun County were honored last week, with more than 250 people on hand to celebrate at the Loudoun County Public Schools building.

The championship team from Loudoun’s Academy of Science. Courtesy Photo

Loudoun students innovating well beyond their years—U.S. Navy takes notice

A group of Loudoun students have caught the eye of the U.S. Navy by coming up with a solution to real-world search and rescue needs.

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Loudoun County Public Schools misrepresents details of Lovettsville bus crash

A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office crash report contradicts the details provided by Loudoun County Public Schools regarding a collision involving an LCPS bus in Lovettsville last week.

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Loudoun County School Board member seeks more separation in schools

Loudoun County School Board member Eric DeKenipp believes Loudoun County Public Schools should do more to separate older adult students from teens in Loudoun County classrooms, an issue he has repeatedly linked to what he calls “sanctuary policies” that pose a homeland security risk.

Loudoun County Public Schools student population is more diverse than it has ever been.Times-Mirror File Photo

Race gap raises concerns about teacher hiring in Loudoun County

As Loudoun County Public Schools' student population grows more diverse by the year, statistics showing the lack of diversity among LCPS teachers are concerning for some local residents.

Loudoun County students evacuated from bus in Hamilton after ‘squeeze ball’ pops

Sixteen students were evacuated from a Loudoun County Public Schools bus in Hamilton Wednesday due to an unknown substance.

Loudoun School Board adopts names for four new schools, considers improvements for transportation

Representatives from the different naming committees have been present at recent School Board meetings to advocate for their recommended names.

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Loudoun County Public Schools bus involved in collision in Lovettsville

A Loudoun County Public Schools bus and a Ford truck collided in a slow-speed collision May 9.

Janelia’s Tim Harris (left) and His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Courtesy Photo/Matt Staley, Janelia Research Campus

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden pays visit to Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn

The Swedish king’s visit was part of a Royal Technology Mission to science and technology centers in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Middleburg Academy teacher to make Jeopardy appearance

The school will host a viewing party during which Middleburg Academy students, faculty, friends and family will join Sevilla to watch his taped appearance.

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The late Mr. McMillen smiles down on Woodgrove High School

Just a handful of weeks ago the Astronomy class at Woodgrove High School faced the sudden loss of their much beloved teacher, Bob McMillen.

The image posted on Snapchat. Courtesy Photo

MORE: Threat made toward Dominion High School; Authorities say not legitimate

Threats made by a student toward Dominion High School in Sterling are not legitimate, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Expect a plentiful tick season, experts say

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled Lyme disease as the fastest-spreading vector-borne disease with an estimated 300,000 cases per year.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue eats lunch with Catoctin Elementary students ahead of announcing changes to school meals. Times-Mirror/Alex Erkiletian

U.S. Agriculture Secretary announces changes to school meals program during Leesburg visit

Under the new guidelines, schools can skip whole grain options to students, instead offering any type of grains on the menu for the 2017-2018 school year.

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