On August 4th,Loudoun County’s first charter school officially opened its doors marking the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Loudoun County’s schools. Although charter schools have opened in the District of Columbia and Maryland – which currently has 54 charter schools – the movement has been much slower to take hold in Virginia. In fact, until Middleburg opened, Virginia had only 6 charter schools and none in the Northern Virginia region.
Once again, Loudoun County is leading the education innovation revolution and paving the way for other schools in the Commonwealth. Congratulations to the Middleburg Community Charter School.
And check the Chamber’s website for information on our September 10th “Innovation in Education” Policymaker Breakfast featuring Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, Dr. Robert Templin, President of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and Mr. Eric Hornberger, Chairman of the Loudoun County School Board.