Albemarle County is taking advantage of the kids’ summer vacations to renovate schools. Superintendent Pam Moran (pictured) has welcomed some signs at Woodbrook Elementary that explain the renovation situation to visitors. Moran wants a guest to know why he or she must use a different entrance, or the building seems to be dustier than usual.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.