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Wednesday, July 27, 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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Hanover NAACP asks county leaders to reconsider school board appointments - Virginia Mercury

The Hanover NAACP is asking the county board of supervisors to reconsider the appointment of school board members who the organization says have made comments and taken actions opposed to the school division's goals and mission.

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Proposed cost of new Fredericksburg middle school increases to $77 million

The revised cost to build a new middle school in Fredericksburg is now $20 million more than the city has budgeted for. It's now estimated to cost $77 million to construct the new school, according to a revised estimate city government received this month from the design-build firm First Choice, LLC.

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Richmond hosts festival for families ahead of new school year: 'It's really important to celebrate who we are'

RICHMOND Va. - Richmond Public Schools held its annual summer festival for families to help prepare kids for the start of new school year. RPS Summer Fest filled George Wythe High School on the city's Southside with music, food and fun Saturday afternoon.

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Fairfax Co. Public Schools: No student data compromised after theft of 35,000 laptops | WTOP News

Officials with Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia say no student data was compromised following the theft of thousands of school laptops from a warehouse. In a school bulletin Monday, the school system said the 35,000 stolen laptops "had been stripped of all data and their hard drives in preparation for their auction."

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Historic Virginia high school considered for renovations

KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) - If Ralph Bunche High School was once the hub of the Black community in King George County, then the school gymnasium might have been the heart of the facility, given the many activities held there.

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HCPS Preparing For Outdoor Learning Spaces At Two Schools

When Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards came to the division in 2019, it was with a number of initiatives and projects he wanted to see accomplished. One of those was to build or create outdoor learning spaces at each of the city's schools.

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How these Virginia school districts could get electric buses

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 80 different school districts across the Commonwealth are listed as "priority" funding recipients for the Environmental Protection Agency's 2022 Clean School Bus Rebate Program. This year's $500 million rebate program is said to cover the purchase of electric school buses and related charging infrastructure, paying about $375,000 per bus.

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Manassas schools prepare teachers for Culturally Responsive Teaching

The Manassas City Public Schools teachers will have a new standard on which their performance will be graded: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Equitable Practices. Educators must complete this training to get their teaching license or renew it.

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Teacher shortage means some classes are on the chopping block in Loudoun County

Schools across the nation area are facing teacher shortages and now some classes are on the chopping block. “Do You see yourself being a firefighter?

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Amherst schools announce four principal assignments, new chief operations officer hire

Four newly appointed principals and a recently hired central office administrator were recognized during the Amherst County School Board's July 14 meeting. Lantz Martin was announced as the new principal of Temperance Elementary School, Lea Gray was named new principal at Amelon Elementary School and Ryan White was introduced as new principal of Monelison Middle School.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Skills for Leaders

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their leadership skills. Dr. Noal Cochran, our dynamic speaker, at the VSBA Conference on Education introduced this series with his keynote presentation, “Worry 'Bout Dem Der Gators in Da Water”— An Introduction to Leadership. This session is designed to help leaders identify their feelings and understand the connection to emotional responses from others. Attendees will learn the dynamics that motivate success and takeaway skills that can be directly applied to effective leadership.

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference where you will gain valuable insight into the issues that promise to have lasting impacts on the Commonwealth. This conference will inform and educate school board members as leaders discuss the Virginia Literacy Act, cyber security reporting requirements, a glimpse into how current events will influence the direction of the 2023 General Assembly, and much more.

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