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Tuesday, November 29, 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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Virginia takes first step towards teacher apprenticeship program

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has issued over $140,000 in grants to local colleges to establish teacher apprenticeship programs in a move designed to combat a shortage of teachers across the commonwealth.

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Non-profit to upgrade Page County High School softball facilities

PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - A valley non-profit is preparing to help upgrade the softball facilities at Page County High School. OneOfUs.Care is looking to gather volunteers to build a roof over the school's batting cages.

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Teens charged after fight at Richmond high school

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Two students at a Richmond high school are facing assault charges after a fight Monday morning. Richmond Police received a call about a fight at John Marshall High School just after 9 a.m.

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'In dire need': How a former World Bank staffer became a Fairfax Co. substitute teacher - WTOP News

A fifth-grade student at Bull Run Elementary School in Centreville, Virginia, approached Bunni Cooper late last week to ask if the two could have lunch together.

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How long should winter break be? Montgomery, Arlington schools working on new calendars - WTOP News

School officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Arlington, Virginia, are in the process of developing calendars for the next school year as some parents across the D.C. area say current calendars include too many days off.

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Driven to teach: Haymarket woman pulls double duty for her students

When Angela Leatham of Haymarket went back to school, her goal was to obtain her teaching certification. She had been a substitute teacher and had volunteered for many years in her children's schools assisting teachers. "I felt like it was my calling," she said.

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Alleghany High School students awarded 'Heismans' for outstanding character

Alleghany Highlands Public Schools announced that two seniors were recently named school winners in the

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Video threatens school violence

A Carroll County man taken into custody Nov. 16 on suspicion of threatening a school shooting and violence against children has been released while police gather more evidence.

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Loudoun County school worker charged with assaulting student - WTOP News

A behavioral assistant with the Loudoun County, Virginia, Public Schools, has been charged with assaulting a student. Julie Hancher, 55, of Leesburg, has been charged with two counts of assault, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

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'Calming factor': How a therapy dog brightens the day at a Prince William Co. elementary school - WTOP News

Twice a week at Minnieville Elementary in Dale City, Virginia, it's hard for students to concentrate as Cooper roams the hall. Whether he's with Sarah Basler, a counselor at the Prince William County school, or in a classroom, he gets all the attention.

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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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