School quality matters with respect to home values; this is inarguable. Zestimates and locality assessments matter to a certain degree when evaluating home values. What about school ratings on websites? Take the following email exchange from one of my (very smart) clients. (I've anonymized the schools for this post, and I apologize in advance for how it breaks up the story, and I've edited a bit for readability): "We've Read More
Why is Albemarle County building their own private fiber network? I noted in early 2014 that Albemarle County Schools were looking for money to build a dark fiber network; now it's real. Charlottesville Tomorrow reports that the school division is building "its own private network." Read More
A few things to know for Monday - from Charlottesville and Albemarle seeking tax increases, a grocery store is moving, and Albemarle County's lost week of school. Read More
It costs nearly $12,000 per year to educate a kid in Albemarle County Schools. This year, the County Schools are facing a proposed funding gap of nearly $7 million and the cry from many parents, administrators and citizens has been to â€œfully fund the schools. (including emails from the Read More
Albemarle County is in discussions about whether to stop ranking students.
In response to calls from parents to stop reporting class rankings to college admissions offices, Albemarle County Public Schools is in the process of reviewing its policy. Currently, Albemarle reports class ranks to colleges and universities in deciles, but many parents feel that doing so paints students below the top 10 percent negatively in the eyes Read More