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RPS lists 5.5 percent fewer students since 2019

Enrollment in Richmond Public Schools continues to decline amid population growth in the larger community.

Jennifer McClellan and Lamont Bagby likely contenders for vacant U.S. House seat

Two Richmond-area Democratic members of the General Assembly are preparing to run for the vacant 4th Congressional District seat, the Free Press has learned.

No new curriculum for RPS

Richmond Public Schools does not need a new curriculum — rather, teachers want autonomy in how to customize existing curricula for their classrooms, according to a 15-member task force.

Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

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The search for Richmond’s next poet laureate is on. City officials recently launched the search for an artist who can bridge division in the city’s community through art.

Richmond area toy drives and distribution

Christmas drives are underway to try to ensure that children in struggling families receive gifts.

Memorial garden honors soldiers buried at Woodland Cemetery

Headstones and grave markers for 80 black military service members will move a step closer to their final resting places this weekend.

A.P. Hill’s statue removal on hold

City Hall remains stymied on removing the last of Richmond’s city-owned Confederate statues, despite securing an Oct. 25 court ruling from Richmond Circuit Court Judge D. Eugene Cheek authorizing the city to proceed. .

Street honoring Kirby Carmichael unveiled in Highland Park

Family, friends and admirers of radio personality Kirby Carmichael came out Tuesday for the unveiling of Kirby Carmichael Sr. Street at 1100 Front Street in Highland Park. The site is where the former WANT-AM radio station was housed when Mr. ...

City council members Jones, Lambert eye House seats

Two members of City Council will be seeking Richmond seats in the House of Delegates in the upcoming 2023 election cycle in which the 100 seats in the lower chamber as well as the 40 seats in the state Senate ...

RPS employee faces firing for incident she, others deny

Robin Spears previously had a spotless record during her 14 years as a teacher and social worker with Richmond Public Schools.

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

A Walmart employee who survived last week’s mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for ...

Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Ransom is VSU’s fall commencement speaker

Virginia State University’s fall commencement speaker is by Thomas L. Ransom, president of the Virginia Region at Truist Financial.

Curriculum revision sessions scheduled

After several delays, Virginia citizens may now share their thoughts about the future of the state’s standards for teaching history and social sciences.

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