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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Virginia Daily Education News is a daily update (Monday through Friday) of education news throughout Virginia. Links are created to various media outlets throughout the state. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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Lab school focusing on health care planned for Southwest Virginia

Leaders in colleges and school systems along the Interstate 81 corridor between Bristol and Wytheville are working to open a lab school in Southwest Virginia. 

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Lynchburg joins Va.'s 'Bridging the Gap' initiative to address learning loss recovery

Lynchburg City Schools officials said Friday the division will be one of 25 in Virginia joining an initiative aimed at addressing learning loss recovery, called Bridging the Gap, a pilot program launched by the Virginia Department of Education.

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Proposed policy amendments would regulate classroom décor in Stafford schools

The Stafford Education Association is opposing proposed amendments to the school division's employee code of conduct that would prohibit controversial classroom décor. The proposed amendments to School Board policy 4113, the employee code of conduct, were presented at the Oct.

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New program at Handley helps students who have experienced loss

WINCHESTER - On a recent fall day in the Handley Bowl, 16 students gathered with teachers, administrators and community members to play kickball. Laughter filled the air as students tried to tag their principal, and cheers erupted each time someone made it to homebase.

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Montgomery schools division addresses contentious curriculum issue

Montgomery County Public Schools clarified an issue that led to worries that the implementation of a curriculum platform would greatly impact or even effectively bar the long-held practice of teaching selected novels.

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Albemarle County Public Schools increase bus driver pay

The Albemarle County Public School Board is increasing school bus driver pay in an effort to attract more drivers to the district. Effective Dec. 17, bus drivers for county schools will make $21.50 an hour, an increase from the roughly $16.50 starting hourly wage.

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As her country fights for its life, Ukrainian sixth grader makes a home in Hampton

Twelve-year-old Iryna Yakovets is adjusting to life in the US with her aunt's family, while her parents are back home helping the war effort. Some days are hard as she still learns the language and culture, and misses her friends and family back home.

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Fairfax superintendent tackles questions from youth at McLean appearance

Salad bars? Grading policies? Snow days? Solar power at schools? Electric buses? Students asked Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) leaders about those things and more during an Oct. 19 discussion at the McLean Community Center.

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Lynchburg City Schools to host Kindergarten Kickstart events

Starting Nov. 2, Lynchburg City Schools will host four Kindergarten Kickstart events aimed at giving parents of rising kindergarteners in Lynchburg the opportunity to learn more about the division. Tuesday's event will be held at 6 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 205 Elmwood Avenue in Lynchburg.

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Disabled kids fighting school placements 'almost always lose,' Va. suit says

Northern Virginia school systems grant fewer than 1 percent of requests from parents of children with disabilities seeking enrollment in schools that better accommodate their needs, according to data submitted in a civil rights lawsuit. Fast, informative and written just for locals. Get The 7 DMV newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

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