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April 20, 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 school divisions in budget limbo amid state deadlock

As local school division officials try to polish their final spending plans near the end of budget season, they are stuck in a state of uncertainty because localities don't know how much funding they will receive from the state.

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School leader defends decision not to expel Richmond student who allegedly threatened to shoot teacher

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond School Board member Mariah White (2nd District) said she stood by her decision not to expel a student at Thomas Jefferson High School who allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot their teacher.

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Staunton educator recognized as regional teacher of the year

STAUNTON - Monday afternoon, standing in the cafeteria at Shelburne Middle School, Superintendent Garett Smith joked that when he presented the regional teacher of the year award to Staunton High School's Lori Peltonen last year he didn't think he'd ever find someone less comfortable with the attention.

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GO TEC hosts first robotics competition for local middle school students

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Local middle school students got to show off their robotics skills in a friendly competition Wednesday. GO TEC held its first ever robotics competition at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville. 12 teams from Martinsville and Franklin, Pittsylvania, Halifax, Grayson, Cumberland, and Wythe counties were at the event.

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Virginia Board of Education considers new revision of history standards

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Board of Education is getting closer to approving new standards of learning for history and social science. Wednesday afternoon, board members reviewed yet another version of the proposed standards during a work session in Richmond.

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Virginia Beach schools will dismiss early for Something in the Water

VIRGINIA BEACH - Because of the Something in the Water festival, Virginia Beach Public Schools will release early Friday, April 28 "due to uncertainty regarding traffic conditions," according to a notice sent to families Tuesday afternoon. Information regarding the adjusted dismissal schedule is available on the division website under " School Hours."

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York County educator named one of eight finalists for Virginia Teacher of the Year

YORK COUNTY - Craig Reynolds, a fifth grade teacher at Magruder Elementary in York County, was named the 2024 Teacher of the Year for Region 2 on Monday. The award puts him in the running with seven other finalists for the statewide honor. The announcement was made during a surprise visit to Reynolds' school Monday afternoon.

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Brunswick County Public Schools announces Teacher of the Year 2024 for Virginia Region VIII

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Brunswick County Public Schools has announced the winner of Teacher of the Year for Virginia's Region VIII. Tequisha Stiles, an 8th-grade English teacher at James Solomon Russell Middle School, was named as one of the eight finalists for Virginia's Teacher of the Year 2024 - and the winner of Virginia Region VIII.

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Loudoun Co. school board and supervisors discuss SRO training after school sexual assaults

Loudoun County school board members and county supervisors are discussing a memorandum of understanding about school safety and school sexual assaults.

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Students help plant urban forest garden at Robert S. Payne Elementary School

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -Students at a Lynchburg City elementary school helped to make the community a better place on Wednesday. Students at Robert S. Payne Elementary School helped plant an urban forest garden at the school. According to the district,, the school is in a food desert and this garden will not only benefit the students, but the community as a whole.

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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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