Gabby Taylor wins Geography Bee
The Middlesex Elementary School Geography Bee was held on Jan. 15. After classroom eliminations, eight 4th and 5th graders competed in a school championship. After seven excellent rounds, everyone had missed two questions except 4th-grader Gabby Taylor.
01.22.2009Education revolution needed
Former Middlesex County resident Howie Soucek has written a new book, “Notes on Education,” that gives reasons behind the decline of the public education system over the past several decades and offers strategies and actions to reverse this trend.
01.14.2009The $553,000 school board challenge
The dismal state of Virginia’s budget situation has Middlesex school officials looking for ways to save money. School superintendent Rusty Fairheart has told the county school board that Middlesex will lose about $553,000 in state school revenues in 2009-10 (FY10).
01.14.2009GED offered in Essex Feb. 7
The Essex GED Center has announced its first 2009 testing session on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the school board office in Tappahannock. Candidates may take either the entire test battery for $43.50, or individual tests of their own choosing for $7 each.