Tag: schools

Episode 3: Paycheck to Paycheck

In “Paycheck to Paycheck,” I take you directly to the teachers at Eastern Elementary and Middle School in Giles County. They all share stories of the hardships they face when the money isn’t there, and hasn’t been for years. Some shed light on their unimaginable burdens while keeping a smile on their face. 


Episode 1: Roots

“Roots” describes the southwestern region of Virginia through firsthand accounts of those who live there. Strong feelings about the issues that Giles County Public Schools face from chronic underfunding come to light through its school […]


Dollar for Dollar: Former Governor’s budget, if passed, would still fall short in Virginia’s Appalachian schools

Former Gov. McAuliffe’s “Caboose Bill” could bring $1 billion to schools in the Commonwealth. Southwestern Virginia districts say that it’s still not enough.


Poor conditions at RPS facilities await mayoral solution

Continuous financial shortcomings from City Hall are not enough to address RPS’s crumbling schools.