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Louise Winzor, who was a student at the Old Ashburn Colored School, was among a group of former students who attended the dedication Saturday. Times-Mirror/Karen Graham

A monument to progress: Community dedicates renovated Ashburn Colored School

For years, people drove by the abandoned Ashburn Colored School building on Ashburn Road and had no idea of its historic significance.

Coding is elementary at Loudoun County Public Schools

Three elementary schools in Loudoun County have become the only computer science immersion schools in the commonwealth.

Academies of Loudoun opens admissions process

The Academies of Loudoun admissions window is now open for fall 2018 admissions through the Academies’ website.

Times-Mirror/Veronike Collazo

‘It’s a day that will stay with me forever:’ 9/11 survivor, responder speak at Broad Run HS

South Riding resident and retired Marine Lt. Col. Doug Kleinsmith stood no more than 200 feet from the explosion caused by a plane deliberately flown into the Pentagon by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.

Former Virginia first lady Lynda Robb talks education at the Loudoun County Government Center. Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

Former Virginia first ladies talk improving state’s education system in Leesburg

First ladies of Virginia, local politicians, and some of the top women leaders in education gathered in Leesburg Friday, to discuss their vision for public education in the state.

Courtesy Photo/Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County leaders talk innovation in education

As students face an increasingly digital future, education leaders and policymakers continue to examine how to best prepare the next generation for the 21st century workforce.

Loudoun School Board, supervisors look ahead to budget season

Last April, the School Board adopted a $1.1 billion budget after cutting $5.5 million in the reconciliation process with the county. The county approved a $2.5 billion appropriations budget.

As transportation mess continues for LCPS, school leaders urge patience

As parents alter their routines and drive students to and from school to avoid bus transportation issues, Loudoun County Public Schools officials are pledging to get problems sorted out.

Va. Supreme Court says VDOE can’t provide teachers’ identifiable info in Davison’s SGP case

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will no longer have to provide the names of teachers and other identifiable teacher information to supplement the Student Growth Percentile (SGP) data it provided Lansdowne resident Brian Davison, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in an opinion Thursday.

Times-Mirror/Alexander Todd Erkiletian

Loudoun Public Schools’ transportation system brings tears, fears and safety concerns

Long bus rides, disorganized schedules, unsafe bus stops and overcrowding are some of the issues parents are raising after the first few days of school in Loudoun County.

80,000 students return to Loudoun schools

An estimated 80,700 Loudoun County students across 15 high schools, 16 middle schools, 57 elementary schools and two instructional centers head back to the classroom Thursday for the 2017-2018 school year.

A look back: The 1970s Loudoun County High School flag controversy

In light of the local and national debate surrounding Confederate statues and symbolism, we take a look back at the heated, 1970s controversy over the mascot at Loudoun County High School.

Times-Mirror/Karen Graham

Loudoun County’s 90th school opens Thursday

The moment Renee Dawson saw the newly constructed Brambleton Middle School building, she wept with joy. She knew the community would love it.

Loudoun County mothers appalled over school system’s mobile app ad

A Loudoun County Public Schools advertisement for the school system's mobile app has infuriated local mothers, who are calling the ad “condescending,” “offensive” and “sexist.”

Total eclipse of the eye: Where and how to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse

The spectacle of a total solar eclipse has been a particular cosmic treat for millennia. According to NASA, the earliest known writings of people observing eclipses are 5,000 years old.
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