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Tuesday, October 17, 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.


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Listen to episode 53 of the VSBA School Board News podcast as Executive Director Gina Patterson and Deputy Executive Director Samantha Bosserman discuss the Be Kind Initiative and how school board members can get involved.

Listen to Episode 53 Here

Page County Public Schools: anti-bullying app

Page County Public Schools are continuing anti-bullying efforts by using an app to help students anonymously report incidents of bullying.

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Virginia student named America's top young scientist

Hemen Bekele won $25,000 for developing a new soap to fight skin cancer.

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Book Vending Machine Donated By PTA Introduced To Alexandria Students

Book Vending Machine Donated By PTA Introduced To Alexandria Students - Del Ray, VA - There's a new way for elementary school students to get excited about reading: a book vending machine that they can get with special tokens.

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Preston Park Elementary celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Preston Park Elementary celebrated the kick-off to Red Ribbon Week on Friday.

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Campbell County School Board receives SOL scores, accreditation results and donation

The Campbell County School Board reviewed SOL scores on Monday and learned all schools in the county are accredited.

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'Keep dreaming' | Virginia Beach girl wins drawing contest, will have her art turned into light display

Kylie Zhu was crowned the winner of the Holiday Lights at the Beach competition during a school assembly Wednesday.

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Waynesboro School Board reviews budget priorities, school performance ratings

Despite lack of line-item budget numbers from the Commonwealth, Waynesboro Schools is carrying on with the 2022-2023 school year.

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Two teachers named 'Teach of the Year' in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) - Two Bedford County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers are adding another accolade to their belts after being awarded "Teacher of the Year." The school dis...

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Legislators recognize Graham High School "G-Men" for claiming 2022 state title

BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) - On Friday, October 13, the Graham High School football team out of Bluefield, Virginia, was recognized by legislators for last year's impressive season.

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School board hears update

The Martinsville City School Board recently heard an update on the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce's Education Foundation.

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Join us at the Woodlands Hotel for the Annual Fall Conference for School Board Clerks on November 16, 2023! You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to gather with colleagues, in person, and learn about important topics that affect a clerk's duties from day to day.


Session topics this year include; Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Being a Board Secretary which will be presented by Attorney Micah Schwartz, a presentation on "Roberts Rules of Order" presented by Pakapon Phinyowattanachip, and new this year, attendees will be able to test their knowledge with School Board Jeopardy!


In addition to the Conference, clerks are also invited to attend the Annual Convention General Sessions and network at the Exhibit Hall.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

VSBA Budget Training Workshop

Register today for the VSBA Budget Training Workshop on October 24, 2023. This is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students. Specifically, this session will provide a general overview of student-centered resource allocation models that are intended to promote hitting every students needs. In addition, attendees will look at a number of resource allocation/distribution models that are being utilized in school districts around the country to support the individual needs of students and schools based on multiple objective and measurable student characteristics. Finally, this session will provide attendees with a comparative view of a traditional budgeting model with that of a student-centered resource allocation system.

If you would like to register, please contact your clerk to do so today! This is a hybrid event so you can attend in person at the VSBA Office in Charlottesville or virtually.

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