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City schools seek to supercharge literacy curriculum

Beginning the 2024-25 school year, Harrisonburg City Public Schools will use a science-based approach to improve students’ literacy with the help of teachers, families and reading specialists. 

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Bridgewater College student sets up ‘banned book fair’ Thursday to offer access to titles removed from county schools

Rockingham County students can’t access “The Invisible Boy,” “The Kite Runner,” “Heartstopper” or 54 other books in their school libraries now, but a local college student wants to make them available in a different way.

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With schools’ book selection policies already in place, librarians tell board that a county-wide approach is too broad

Rockingham County school librarians told the school board Tuesday that established policies they crafted already give parents control over content their children can access, while also being flexible to serve the needs of diverse populations of students.

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Here’s what’s behind the proposed new school times — and why some families are concerned

The Harrisonburg City School Board is considering new start and end times for schools, and the potential changes aren’t going over well with some parents. 

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‘Students have been asked about their opinion a whopping total of zero times’: Rockingham County students walk out to protest policies

In response to two decisions by the Rockingham County School Board in recent weeks, students at Spotswood, Broadway and East Rock high schools staged walkouts in protest during school on Wednesday morning. 

Rockingham school board deviates from its own book challenge process with temporary ban

In the days after the newly instated Rockingham County Board of Education made two decisions Monday, many teachers, parents and students found themselves in the crosshairs of culture wars, as teachers are now required to remove certain books and report student nicknames.

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Massanutten Technical Center students win design contest for new Washington Commanders stadium

Teachers often try to provide students with meaningful experiences and projects for their portfolios. But a student project that inspires the future design for an NFL team’s stadium — that’s taking it to whole new level.  

‘When you see it, you think of Rocktown’

Rocktown High School has its official logo thanks to the combined efforts of students at Harrisonburg City Public Schools and James Madison University students and a professor from JMU’s School of Media Arts and Design. 

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