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Loudoun organization seeks big solutions from unlikely sources

A Loudoun-based national solutions think-tank of sorts gears up for a new year of collecting ideas worldwide to solve problems on all levels, and this time they’re bringing students into the mix.

Loudoun County Public Schools considers dropping mid-term, final exams

Despite media reports to the contrary, no decision has been made regarding Loudoun County Public Schools dropping mid-term and final exams.

Two more Loudoun schools to offer full-day kindergarten

Two more elementary schools will offer full-day kindergarten this fall. The Loudoun County School Board approved with a 7-2 vote June 23 the expansion.

Students rowing their boats into Loudoun schools

Crew, perhaps more commonly known as rowing, has a growing presence in Loudoun, one which made a step toward county public school sponsorship last week when it became a tier-three sport.

Court dismisses FOIA case against Loudoun County School Board

Brian Davison, a Lansdowne parent, once again took the Loudoun School Board, its members and other LCPS administrators to court June 25 for violating Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act laws

Both students and kids visiting for the record-breaking endeavor learned lessons in water safety with SwimKids staff in Leesburg. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Making a splash: Leesburg swim school tries to break world record

SwimKids of Leesburg was one of the many aquatic facilities around the globe that gathered June 18 to set the record for the World’s Largest Swim Lesson.

The map showing MS-9 in relation to other schools. Courtesy photo/LCPS

New Dulles middle school looks for new name ... again

A middle school (MS-9) set for a fall 2016 opening in northern Dulles is once again up for naming after it came to light the originally chosen name, John F. Ryan, had ties to Jim Crow-era segregation laws.

President of the Hillsboro Charter Board of Directors after the approval Tuesday night.Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Hillsboro Charter application approved with a condition

Hillsboro Charter School passed the first hurdle toward opening in 2016 after School Board members opted to approve the charter's application June 23.

Middleburg Community Charter School hires new principal

David Larson will begin his new position July 1. The Middleburg school will be Larson's first full-time, head principal job.

Courtesy Photo/Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County says goodbye to Heritage High School theater teacher

When Montana Brown first stepped through the threshold of Heritage High School in the fall of 2010, she says she felt incredibly nervous ...

Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Sister of last year’s BioGENEius finalist beats him in this year’s competition

“I actually thought I was going to beat her,” brother Adriel Sumathipala said. “But I'm not bitter or anything, I'm really happy that she won.”

Dr. Terri Breeden

MORE: A top Loudoun County Public Schools administrator may be heading elsewhere

Dr. Terri Breeden, who came on board with Loudoun schools in 2014, is one of three candidates for Superintendent of Schools in Charleston County.

Attorney General Mark Herring (D), who lives in Leesburg, gave the commencement speech Wednesday at his alma mater, Loudoun Valley High School. Courtesy Photo/Twitter

Attorney general and alum Mark Herring addresses Loudoun Valley graduates

Attorney General Mark Herring told 285 Loudoun Valley High School graduates that the skills he learned while a student at Loudoun Valley were critical to his success in being elected to public office.

Briar Woods High School’s graduating class of 2015 wait for their name’s to be called at the June 15 commencement ceremony. Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Loudoun’s 2015 graduating class: Looking back and peering forward

Since June 10, high school students of Loudoun have lined up in droves to receive diplomas. Loudoun's graduation season also marks a time of reflection on a particularly tough though hopeful year for many students.

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‘This cannot stand;’ Loudoun’s NAACP stands against new school name

Loudoun's NAACP found evidence that the new northern Dulles middle school's namesake, John F. Ryan, may have ties to the creation of Virginia's Jim Crow segregation laws.
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