Apr 12, 2024 - News

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The driver charged with striking and killing a VCU student who was crossing the street in January 2023 was acquitted of an involuntary manslaughter charge, but found guilty for reckless driving and failure to obey a traffic signal. (Times-Dispatch)

  • Prosecutors argued the driver was speeding and ran two lights, but acknowledged that the student was crossing against the '"Don't Walk" sign.

A special grand jury in Newport News has charged the former assistant principal of the school where a 6-year-old student shot his teacher with felony child neglect. (AP)

📚 A Henrico school's Spanish immersion program for kindergarteners and second graders, which is 50-50 native English and Spanish speakers, is leading to higher attendance rates and test scores. (Henrico Citizen)

  • The county has seen 1,866 English learner students in the past five years, with most being Spanish speakers.
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