Teacher strikes spread to Denver, Colorado on Monday to advocate for more education funding. According to AP News, over half of Denver’s 5 thousand teachers participated in the strike. The rally comes about a year after West Virginia teachers launched the “Red4Ed” movement and gained a 5% pay raise. Virginia saw similar results on January 28 as they marched from Monroe Park to the State Capitol as a push for increased school funding.
Arthur Ashe Boulevard is coming to Richmond after a vote from Richmond City Council last night to rename the Boulevard. The proposal, brought up by council woman Kimberly Gray, was its third attempt in renaming the road since Ashe’s death in 1993. In 1996, the humanitarian and civil rights leader was enshrined on Monument Avenue.
Four staffers have resigned from their job in the office of Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. Two of Fairfax’s government staffers and two members of his political action committee resigned after a second sexual assault allegation came out on Friday. This leaves Fairfax with one government staffer as he attempts to fight the allegations and the pressure to resign.
“Hamilton” the musical is coming to Richmond! Broadway in Richmond announced its 2019-2020 season with 24 performances of “Hamilton” running from mid-November to mid-December. Broadway in Richmond’s season also includes “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Wicked.” All performances will be at Altria Theater.