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May 5, 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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Virginia schools increasingly eye weapons detectors to keep firearms out of buildings - Virginia Mercury

Across Virginia, public school leaders are considering new measures to address violent threats to students and staff - starting at the front door. However, the proposals, including the addition of weapons detectors to school buildings, come with a cost and call into question the efficacy of existing measures in place in many divisions.

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Two Virginia congressmen propose universal preschool, affordable childcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRIC) - Two Virginia congressmen have put forward a proposal to provide universal preschool and affordable childcare in an ambitious $55 billion program.

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Prince William County's newest elementary school now has a name

What was once Rosemount Lewis is now Innovation Elementary. Prince William County Schools' newest building, set to open for the start of the 2023-24 school year, was officially named Innovation Elementary School at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

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Tweaks made in HCHS final design; site prep expense comes into focus

The Halifax County School Board got a detailed look at the final design of a replacement Halifax County High School as the architectural team working on the project presented updated information Wednesday in Halifax.

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PCHS Red Cross Club making a difference

By DAVID GRAVELY Pulaski County Public Schools Pulaski County High School Red Cross Club is hard at work this year, hosting multiple events and participating in school activities.

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Virginia teacher fights to include a Bible verse in her work email -

May 4 (UPI) -- A Virginia teacher who was told by school district administrators to remove a Bible verse from the signature block of her work email alleges her constitutional rights are being violated.

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FCPS focuses on absenteeism, special education with last round of federal relief funds | FFXnow

The influx of federal money that has helped buoy Fairfax County Public Schools and other school systems around the U.S. as they emerged from the first year of the Covid pandemic is starting to run out.

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Local advocates respond after Richmond middle school teacher told student to 'speak English'

In the days after a Richmond middle school teacher was suspended for telling a student to stop speaking her native language in class, a Richmond advocacy group has spoken up about years of discrimination facing Spanish-speaking students in local schools.

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Q&A: Virginia Superintendent Lisa Coons on history, teachers, safety and more

The Richmond Times-Dispatch sat down with Virginia's new Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Coons on Tuesday evening in her office at the James Monroe Building in downtown Richmond. During the interview Coons addressed topics ranging from accountability to history standards, school safety to training and retaining teachers. Gov.

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Harrisonburg High School Yearbook Editor-In-Chief Wins Journalism Award

When Kasey Thompson was named Virginia Student Journalist of the Year in February, that was enough for her. "I was like, 'Wow I just accomplished my one goal, I'm so proud of myself,'" Thompson said.

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Don't miss our next VSBA event

2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

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