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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.

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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.

New boundaries could mean more full-day kindergarten slots in Loudoun

The School Board approved a new policy allowing the body to change a school’s attendance zone in order to create more classrooms for full-day kindergarten.

Loudoun School Board nixes hats in schools

Remember to take off your snapbacks when you walk into school on Aug. 24, high schoolers, because hats are no longer dress-code approved.

Lauren Herbine sitting in the middle of the Loneliest Road in Nevada. Instagram/@Spiritof39

Loudoun alum keeping ‘The Spirit of ‘39’ alive

Loudoun native Lauren Herbine has taken to the open road this summer to recreate a cross-country road trip her grandfather took 78 years ago.

Federal court dismisses Lansdowne resident’s free speech suit against Loudoun County School Board

A federal district judge has dismissed a case by Lansdowne resident Brian Davison alleging members of the Loudoun County School Board violated his rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments and defamed him.

Loudoun students’ ideas adopted by U.S. intel agency

A team from Loudoun County's Academy of Science is turning its ideas into real-world solutions after impressing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the U.S. Army Geospatial Research Lab (GRL).

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.
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