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Thursday, December 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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Harrison Elementary 'My Military Life' Parent Presentations Helps Students Connect with Local Service Members

David A. Harrison Elementary School military parents take part in the school's 'My Military Life' event Thursday. The event allowed students to learn about the lives of military families who are part of their community.

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14 students injured after school bus crash in Accomack; driver facing charges

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A school bus driver and several students were sent to a local hospital after their bus crashed in Accomack Wednesday morning. Just after 9 a.m., a state police spokesperson alerted WAVY that troopers were at the crash scene, on Pungoteague Road just north of Boggs Road.

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RCPS To Inform Parents Of Sexually Explicit Material

At a meeting Monday, the Rockingham County School Board heard a proposed policy that would make it mandatory for all parents to have access to a list of instructional materials that are sexually explicit.

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Work begins restoring Carver name on Culpeper County school

CULPEPER - More than 50 years after the name of the renowned botanist and agricultural inventor George Washington Carver was removed from a local historic Black school, work has started to put it back. Dominion Traditional Building Group, based in Marshall, launched the project Nov. 9, at the Carver Center, along James Madison Highway (U.S.

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Separation of Virginia history standards and curriculum causes questions - Virginia Mercury

As communities and experts review Virginia's K-12 history and social science standards, many anxiously await its companion guide, the curriculum framework. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow last month told the Board of Education that she decided to decouple the curriculum framework from the draft history and social science standards because the combination led to "vague" and "confusing information" for general public consumption.

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New curbs imposed on student cellphone use to stop fight videos - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

The Mecklenburg County School Board is cracking down on cellphone usage by students after video of high school fights and cyberbullying made their way onto the internet. The cellphone policy approved by trustees at their Nov. 21 board meeting adds new consequences for students caught using their cellphones or other electronic devices during school hours.

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Roanoke City Public Schools announces 2023 Teacher of the Year award recipient

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke City Public Schools has announced the recipient of their Teacher of the Year award: Adria Cintron. RCPS officials made the announcement on Tuesday evening. Adria Cintron is an eighth-grade teacher at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and was filled with emotion when she won the award.

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Loudoun School Board Adopts 180-day Student Calendar for 2023

The School Board on Tuesday adopted a 180-day student calendar for the 2023-2024 school year that would have classes start Aug. 24, more than a week before Labor Day. The board majority rejected efforts to reduce the number of teaching days and to add a Veterans Day school holiday.

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Eight months after Fox fire, all fire code violations within Richmond schools are now fixed

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than eight months after Fox Elementary was destroyed by a massive fire, all Richmond Public Schools have been cleared of their previous fire safety violations. The milestone comes after RPS faced scrutiny for schools having improperly working fire alarms and hundreds of existing violations at the time of the Fox blaze.

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No 'free lunch'? Arlington school system wants that changed - Sun Gazette

The phrase "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch" may remain a truism economically if not necessarily politically, but the Arlington School Board is hoping to get somebody else to pay for student meals. As part of its 2023 General Assembly legislative-priorities package to be voted on Dec.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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. 

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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