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Ashley Poyer, Sagar Govani and Sachet Gagwani from Sterling are the founders of Covert.ly app. Courtesy Photo

Sterling students get $150K investment for start-up app

Three students from Sterling recently received $150,000 of angel investment funding for their app Covert.ly.

Giant, Rotary Club in Ashburn launch backpack and school supply drive

The Giant and Rotary Club of Ashburn are setting out to support 1,000 children in Loudoun and Fairfax counties whose families lack the financial resources to provide their children with necessary basic school supplies.

Ann-Charlotte Robinson, mother of suicide victim Will. Courtesy Photo

With student suicides on the rise in Loudoun County, parents say school leaders lack compassion

Mental health professionals say compassion is vital in helping a child deal with suicidal thoughts. But several Loudoun County parents say compassion is lacking from local school leaders in charge of thousands of students, scores of whom are coping with depression and anxiety.

Comstock, Heritage High School host trailblazing women in space

The auditorium at Heritage High School was full of middle and high school girls Monday night as Congresswoman Barbara Comstock hosted an event featuring NASA Director of Education Janet Sellars and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.

Ranking system Niche says LCPS is the third-best school district in Virginia

Late last year Niche ranked Loudoun County Public Schools as the third best school district in Virginia behind Arlington and Falls Church.

Virginia joins 19 states in suing Department of Education, DeVos

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a coalition of 19 state attorneys general on Thursday to sue the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Youth Cricket League launching in Loudoun this fall

For the first time, Loudoun County Parks and Recreation (PRCS) will sponsor a youth cricket program this fall.

Beloved Ashburn teacher dies after decades of service

Lorie B. Terry, who spent several decades as an elementary school teacher, died June 29 at her home in Ashburn. She was 66.

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Meet the Loudoun County native who documented his four-month trek through Patagonia

“I’ve always been really drawn to kind of extremely desolate, remote, isolated places, and Patagonia is like the ultimate of that. I’ve always wanted to go there.”

Loudoun County Public Schools taps two new assistant superintendents

The Loudoun County School Board on Tuesday night appointed two new assistant superintendents.

Times-Mirror/Amelia Heymann

Bullied LGBTQ students say Loudoun County schools lack adequate protections

While Loudoun Couty government employees are protected from discrimination based their sexual orientation or gender identity, the county’s public school children are not protected from bullying for the same reason.

Spaghetti straps, hats and camisoles: Loudoun School Board adopts new LCPS dress code

The Loudoun County School Board signed off on a new, countywide dress code during its Tuesday night business meeting.

Title 1 status approved for Park View High, Sterling Middle schools

Title I provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

‘Forget something?’ Loudoun man seeks to raise awareness about children, pets left in cars

In the sweltering heat of summer, the interior of parked cars can quickly rise to temperatures lethal for infants and pets left alone inside.

Parents say rezoning at Eagle Ridge Middle School unfairly splits neighborhoods

This year 14 schools across Loudoun County are having their walking zones expanded, and some paths will now stretch more than a mile long.
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