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Innovative teaching, technologized

Justin Birckbichler, center, a fourth grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, assists Olivia Jackson, 9, during a coding class at the school on Thursday. Birckbichler has been  named one of 34 Google innovators from a pool of educators worldwide and will be heading to Google headquarters later this month for an academy session. Rich Cooley/Daily
Justin Birckbichler, center, a fourth grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, assists Olivia Jackson, 9, during a coding class at the school on Thursday. Birckbichler has been  named one of 34 Google innovators from a pool of educators worldwide and will be heading to Google headquarters later this month for an academy session. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 7, 2016

At Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, teacher Justin Birckbichler is leading a particularly tech-savvy group of fourth graders and working on an Innovation Project designed to empower students’ families.

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Sherando quartet wins conference titles

February 8, 2016

WINCHESTER — Sherando had four Conference 21 West individual wrestling champions, but didn’t have enough depth to win the team title on Saturday at James Wood High School.

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Business Ledger

February 2, 2016

Stuart L. Myers, of Winchester, has been named the new chief financial officer for Randolph-Macon Academy.

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Reader photo: Floodwaters rise

Northern Virginia Daily reader Becky Ryman shot this photo of rising floodwaters along Meadow Drive in Edinburg earlier this week.  Some flooding was reported in the region due to rain and melting snow.  Courtesy photo by Becky Ryman
Northern Virginia Daily reader Becky Ryman shot this photo of rising floodwaters along Meadow Drive in Edinburg earlier this week.  Some flooding was reported in the region due to rain and melting snow.  Courtesy photo by Becky Ryman

February 5, 2016

Northern Virginia Daily reader Becky Ryman shot this photo of rising floodwaters along Meadow Drive in Edinburg earlier this week. Some flooding was reported in the region due to rain and melting snow. Courtesy photo by Becky Ryman

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Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Public urged to attend community meeting

February 8, 2016

In August, the Shenandoah County School Board and school division staff began the public and transparent process of taking steps to identify short term solutions aimed at alleviating the overcrowded conditions that exist at W.W. Robinson and Sandy Hook Elementary schools. Options were reviewed by community stakeholders. Residents, students, and school division employees shared their thoughts on the options that were developed before the School Board received a recommendation and then ultimately made a decision on the best course of action.

Rich Lowry: Don’t discount Donald Trump

February 7, 2016

Donald Trump’s loss in Iowa wasn’t just a victory for conservatives, but a loss for the mogul’s routinely low and dishonest style of campaigning.

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