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February 15, 2023

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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Reading, writing, arithmetic and ... swimming: Hampton second graders get free lessons at the Aquaplex

Launched in January, it's a partnership between the city and the school division and is free to each of the more than 1,300 public-school second graders. "To watch the kids progress from the first lesson to the fifth lesson, it's remarkable."

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Russ: Botetourt County schools strategic plan lays groundwork for continued success

Botetourt County Superintendent Jonathan Russ said when he took the position three years ago his first priority was to not ruin an already good thing. "Like I tell everybody, we had high student achievement when I arrived, so it was my job not to mess it up," he said Thursday.

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Suffolk Public Schools and 21st CentEd partner for student STEM education

Suffolk Public Schools is entering into a new partnership with 21st CentEd to bring an educational program that provides comprehensive education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - referred to as STEM. Superintendent Dr. John B. Gordon made the announcement during the Thursday, Feb. 9 School Board meeting.

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'Advocacy is key,' agree attendees of school budget town hall in Stafford

Residents who attended a budget town hall meeting in Stafford County this week agreed that advocacy will be key in getting the school division's needs met in next year's budget.

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Lynchburg City School Board to advocate for revised financial agreement with city council

Two weeks after Lynchburg City Council expressed its desire to revisit a 30-year-old financial agreement between it and the Lynchburg City School Board, the board has decided it will advocate for a revised version of the agreement during council's Feb. 14 meeting.

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Two Sisters have worked for a combined 105 years at Jouett Elementary in Louisa County

In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, there are two constants at Jouett Elementary. Mary Robinson began working for Louisa County Public Schools in 1971, a career adding up to 52 years and counting. Priscilla Slaughter started her career in the school system one year before her sister Mary.

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New superintendent 'hit the ground running,' presents three-phased 'entry plan'

During Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent George C. Hummer's first meeting last week, he presented his plan on how he will familiarize himself with the division and chart a new course. Hummer said his first week on the job - which included visits to 11 schools - was "absolutely outstanding."

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RCPS high school students address the school board for greatest needs

BROADWAY, Va. (WHSV) - Eight students from Rockingham County public high schools presented what they believe students in the division's greatest needs are to the school board at their regular meeting on Monday. This conversation was part of RCPS' Community Dialogue Group.

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Mathews board begins search process for superintendent

Mathews County School Board members approved a tentative timeline in its search for a new superintendent, as well as a position vacancy announcement, during a special meeting held Tuesday afternoon in the school board office conference room.

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Clarke County School Board member doesn't support board's code of conduct

The Clarke County School Board recently implemented a code of conduct without support from one of its members. Russell District board member Andrew MacDonald called the code "a meaningless document" that amounts to "bureaucratic pablum." Adopted in a 4-1 vote, with MacDonald dissenting, the code updates one the board originally adopted in 2014 and revised in 2016.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

COSSBA Inaugural National Conference: Leading and Learning Together!, March 31 - April 2, 2023

Join school board members and education leaders from across the country at COSSBA's inaugural national conference for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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