An education worth a thousand lights: Loudoun locals forge learning paths in India
Sahasra Deepika started out with 10 students. Now, they house and educate 60 students. Director of the organization, Sarva Rajendra (middle of back row in purple) hopes to increase their reach in the future without sacrificing quality of education. Courtesy photo/Sarva Rajendra
Thu., Jan. 22 | 12:00 PM - Sterling's Sarva Rajendra saw how her parents used education to transform lives in India through the Sahasra Deepika Foundation for Education, which she took over as director in 2008.
Budget fight on the horizon in Loudoun
Thu., Jan. 22 | 07:54 AM - The budget dance has become a regular and passionate tango between Loudoun's hard-line, no-tax supervisors and outspoken proponents of increased education funding.
Public speaks on 2016 school budget; discontent brews
Community members held up signs in support of those sharing their positions on full funding with the School Board at the budget work session and public hearing Jan. 20. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris
Tue., Jan. 20 | 09:39 PM - Once again, the battle for fully funding Loudoun schools has begun, with teachers and community members demanding the school district better serve its employees.
Virginia Senate defeats Sen. Dick Black’s in-state tuition proposal
Tue., Jan. 20 | 03:26 PM - The Senate of Virginia this afternoon killed legislation from Loudoun state Sen. Dick Black (R-13th) that would have prohibited in-state tuition at the commonwealth's universities for students of undocumented immigrants.
Loudoun school receives receives $100K grant from national tax service provider
Fri., Jan. 23 | 07:16 PM - A teacher and five Potomac Falls High School students were awarded more than $107K from H&R Block, a national consumer tax service provider.
Loudoun schools on two-hour delay Jan. 22
Thu., Jan. 22 | 07:02 AM - Loudoun County Public Schools are on a two-hour delay schedule Jan. 22.
First contender for Loudoun School Board elections comes forward
Wed., Jan. 21 | 04:43 PM - Long-time Leesburg resident Anthony Fasolo, 77, recently announced his intent to run for the Loudoun County Public School Board in the November elections.
Loudoun schools closed Jan. 21
Wed., Jan. 21 | 09:37 AM - Loudoun County Public Schools are closed Jan. 21.
Virginia STEM essay contest for girls accepting entries
Fri., Jan. 16 | 05:09 PM - The fourth annual STEM Essay scholarship contest for girls is underway, Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced Thursday.
Middleburg Charter principal closer to accreditation
Thu., Jan. 15 | 06:10 PM - Middleburg Community Charter School's principal took another step in gaining a license to administrate in Virginia.
Midterms canceled for January 2015
Thu., Jan. 15 | 05:21 PM - January midterms for Loudoun County Public School students have been canceled due to days lost from bad weather.
VDOE forced to release Loudoun alternative student assessment data
Thu., Jan. 15 | 12:42 PM - The Circuit Court of Richmond ruled the Virginia Department of Education must release English and math student growth percentile scores (SGP) scores in Loudoun County.
New proposal could mean free community college
Wed., Jan. 14 | 02:20 PM - Nine million students a year could benefit from President Obama's proposal that would make the first two years of community college tuition free, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Playgrounds get support from county supervisors
Wed., Jan. 14 | 09:53 AM - Future Loudoun County public elementary schools have taken another leap toward having playgrounds included in build plans and funding of the school buildings.
UPDATE: Schools closed Monday
Sun., Jan. 11 | 11:41 PM - Loudoun County Public Schools are on a two-hour delay Jan. 12 because of the weather.