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Education Redesign Shapes Plans For New Middle And High School Campus In Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County schools may be one of the first to have new facilities built to complement Virginia’s new graduation requirements and what’s known as “Profile of a Graduate.” It’s a new approach to education with a goal to give students multiple paths to good paying jobs. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Learning Curve.


At Bluestone High School, students are working on a computer programming concept called looping.

Virginia Researchers Study Simple And High Tech Ways to Reduce Increasing Pedestrian Crashes

Every ninety minutes, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash, according to federal data. That’s about 6,000 people a year. In Central Virginia, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is studying this issue and testing “crash avoidance” technologies that may lead to fewer deaths and injuries. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Decades of Research in Central Virginia Pushes Industry to Make Safer Vehicles

When buying a car, people across the country often turn to safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The research and testing that leads to those ratings happens in Central Virginia, at a sprawling, state-of-the-art facility near the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the first of a two-part series, WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.


Community Arts And Theater Project Highlights Richmond’s First Integrated School

What can a community arts project reveal about the past and present? How can it spark dialogue and connect people in meaningful ways? The "Unsung Heroes" project in Richmond's Brookland Park explored those questions in a year-long initiative that brought together youth with the neighborhood's civil rights leaders. The exchanges led to Together We Rise, a community play that puts a spotlight on some of the residents who helped make history in 1960 and spent decades fighting for equality and justice. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

As Opioid Epidemic Continues, Alive RVA Launches Warmline Staffed By Peers in Recovery

When someone addicted to opioids or other drugs is finally ready to get help, knowing where to go or who to call can be an obstacle. A new resource, staffed  by people in recovery themselves, aims to fill that need. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.