School ADA funds could go to business development

Councilman Bruce Tyler proposes that a portion of proceeds from city property sales be used to develop businesses in RVA. But could it end up shortchanging efforts to bring city schools into compliance with the American with Disabilities Act?

Patrick Henry School finds a new home (for now)

Borne upon by an impossible-to-meet construction deadline to renovate the old Patrick Henry Elementary building, Richmond’s first charter school is now considering moving into temporary digs.

Storm water over scholarships?

A local church spearheads efforts to repeal Richmond’s storm water tax, a fee that is forcing it to choose between helping their community and keeping their doors open.

Crusade for Voters president and VP step down

Most mystery dinner theater productions come with a shoe-leather-tough steak, but last night’s planned political assassination of Antione Green, president of the Richmond Crusade for Voters skipped the dinner course and went straight to indigestion, resulting in heavy collateral damage for both Green and Crusade vice president, James “J.J.” Minor.

Crusade showdown could bring shakeup

Richmond Crusade for Voters president Antione Green and vice president James “J.J.” Minor recently came to loggerheads over Green’s leadership position with the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. If Green’s detractors have their way, he could be voted out of his presidency post tonight.

Patrick Henry lottery an emotional night for parents

With a wane smile tugging at the corners of her lips and eyes ever so slightly red-rimmed with sadness, Kristen Larson sat drained at the end of a row of metal folding chairs. Twenty minutes earlier, the chair had held another parent anxiously listening to the bingo-style lottery drawing that would determine whether their child would be in the first class of kids to attend the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts.

Cuccinelli weighs in on Patrick Henry School

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has blocked an attempted end run by Del. Joe Morrissey around the Richmond Public Schools charter school agreement with Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts.

Patrick Henry School: Gubernatorial support

If any question remains regarding Gov. Bob McDonnell’s commitment to Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, his plan to personally host a fundraiser for the city’s first charter school should dispel all doubts.

Unexpected bedfellows

Common causes can make unlikely allies. Just ask members of the Richmond School Board and the hundreds of parents, children, teachers, and just plain old concerned citizens with whom they linked arms to march on Richmond’s Capitol Square on Sunday, February 21.

Richmond School Board cancels weekend retreat

The Richmond School Board has cancelled a planned — but never publicly advertised — weekend leadership retreat in Charlottesville. Under Virginia law, government bodies are required to advertise public meetings at least three days in advance and to publish an agenda for those meetings.