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Public School Teacher Joins Virginia Board of Education

The newest member of Virginia’s State Board of Education is a 29-year-old public school teacher and the Vice Mayor of Charlottesville. “I believe in making sure that we give the kids everything we can to be successful. That’s my job as a teacher,” says Bellamy. “I’m literally getting paid a salary to do something that I love to do and in the meantime, while I’m loving doing my job, I’m getting to help people, what’s better than that?”

Project Inclusion: Combating Prejudice, Creating Unity

Teens in Virginia are learning how to combat bullying and prejudice in their communities. The multi-day “Project Inclusion” retreat provides tools and strategies to diffuse tension and build trust. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Find details about Project Inclusion and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. 


Lifelong Lessons in Conflict Resolution

For more than a decade, the Richmond Peace Education Center has trained students and teachers in conflict resolution.

Learning Curve producer Catherine Komp spoke with the Center’s Paul Fleisher and two students, Kevin Amoroso and Medha Majety about how these tools help change the dynamic inside and outside the classroom.

Find out more about the Richmond Peace Education Center’s conflict resolution programs.

Unique History Preserved at Stafford Civil War Park

There are hundreds of Civil War sites across Virginia and one of the latest to be preserved tells a unique story. Not far from Fredericksburg, the Stafford Civil War Park is where a major Union Army recuperated before a turning point in the war. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Find information about the Stafford Civil War Park and the White Oak Civil War Museum

Redesigning High School for the 21st Century

High Schools in Virginia are on a path to offer a very different type of education. The changes recommended by the SOL Innovation Committee aim to better equip students for their goals after graduation.

On 88.9 WCVE’s Learning Curve, Catherine Komp finds out more about high school redesign with Anne Holton, Virginia’s Secretary of Education.

Find out more about the SOL Innovation Committee, its recommendations and upcoming meetings.