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March 30, 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 Explained: The debate over student expectations - Virginia Mercury

Throughout his tenure, Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration has focused on the need to "raise expectations" in Virginia public education. As proof, officials have pointed to drops in proficiency ratings and test scores on both state assessments and the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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Pittsylvania County Schools, Danville Otterbots team up to combine sports with education

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Pittsylvania County Schools is partnering with a local baseball team in an effort to promote sports education and get kids back into the swing of things. The Danville Otterbots are hoping to deter summer learning loss while also keeping kids active.

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'This is a reality': Winchester School Board discusses school shootings

WINCHESTER - "I don't know what to say anymore." That's how Winchester Public Schools Superintendent Jason Van Heukulum opened Monday evening's School Board meeting, which was held just seven hours after 28-year-old Audrey Hale allegedly shot and killed three students and three staff members at the private Covenant School in Nashville before being gunned down by police.

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FCPS to offer high school students free virtual mental health services starting in April | FFXnow

Fairfax County high school students will soon have access to free mental health services. Starting April 10, Hazel Health will provide students with weekly virtual therapy sessions at no cost to families.

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Scottsville Elementary gets new principal

The Albemarle County School Board has named Cyndi Wells as the next principal of Scottsville Elementary School. Wells was appointed by the school board on Monday evening, according to an Albemarle County Public Schools statement. She'll take up the mantle on July 1.

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Valedictorian, salutatorian honors to return to Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Class rank and titles of valedictorian and salutatorian will return to Virginia Beach City Public Schools starting next school year. The Virginia Beach School board 10-1 on Tuesday to bring back the designations, after voting to remove class rank in 2018 in favor of a Latin honors system.

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Jefferson Forest High School staff honored for life-saving actions

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. - Sometimes all it takes is to be in the right place at the right time. On March 16, that message rang true as employees from Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County were able to help save a co-worker's life.

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Newport News nonprofit offering youth music programs receives $677,000 in federal funding

NEWPORT NEWS - A Newport News youth development nonprofit that offers music programs has received $677,000 in federal community project funding to aid its expansion. Soundscapes uses music instruction and performance to develop social, emotional, creative and critical-thinking skills in students from early childhood through age 25.

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School support service offered to city students

Norton schools are providing students another resource to overcome academic and personal challenges. At its March 13 meeting, the School Board...

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School Board Approves Collective Bargaining

A divided School Board voted Tuesday to allow collective bargaining with teachers and other licensed employees, and to add $3.3 million and 13 new administrative staff to the fiscal year 2024 budget to support it. The vote was 4-3-2, with Jeff Morse (Dulles), John Beatty (Catoctin) and Tiffany Polifko (Broad Run) opposed, and Denise Corbo (At-large) and Brenda Sheridan (Sterling) absent.

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April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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