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Wednesday, September 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.


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Register today for the VSBA Superintendent Evaluation Workshop on October 3, 2023. This workshop is designed to provide small group support to superintendents and board members responsible for assessing and updating their evaluation model. Participants will have the opportunity to review the guidelines in detail and then use them as they draft their own models. Individual consultation and support will be available throughout the session as participants work on their revisions.

If you would like to register, please contact your clerk to do so today! This is a hybrid event so you can attend in person at the VSBA Office in Charlottesville or virtually.

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Listen to the latest episode of the VSBA School Board News podcast as Student School Board Representative guests Jonathan Machado-Aguilar, Dinwiddie County Public Schools, and Isabella Aversano, Prince William County Public Schools, tell us more about their experience as a student representative in their divisions.

Listen to Episode 52 Here

AHSB Approves Attendance Awareness and Bullying Prevention Resolutions - The Virginian Review

In a rather short meeting, the Alleghany Highlands School Board unanimously approved Resolutions in support of attendance awareness and bullying prevention, at Tuesday evening's regular meeting held at its Central Office Complex in Low Moor.

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Specialty academies could be coming to Stafford County high schools

The planned new academies would offer pathways for students intending to immediately enter the workforce after high school, as well as for students who are planning to attend two, four

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NEW: Prestigious national honor for local middle school |

Williamsburg Middle School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2023. The prestigious honor from the U.S. Dept. of Education has been presented to fewer than 10,000 schools since its founding in 1982.

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Madison Schools honor 'Our very own Picasso'

At the regular monthly meeting of the Madison County School Board on September 11, Assistant Principal Gail Temple announced Nick Galasso as the student of the month.

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'StoryBook Treasures' helping young Fauquier students build at-home libraries

Fauquier County Public Schools Title I Program is aiming to boost literacy and build up home libraries of students in need with the help of a Virginia-based literacy program, StoryBook

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Shenandoah County School Board Hears Concerns About Library Book Policy, Convocation

SHENANDOAH COUNTY - Local politics and the debate over choosing library books came head-to-head at the latest Shenandoah County School Board meeting.

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How an international teacher exchange program exposes Prince William Co. students to new cultures - WTOP News

There are over 250 Participate Learning teachers in Virginia's second-largest school system, a spokesperson said, and 102 new teachers from the program this year.

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School board proposes changing namesake of Woodson High School | FFXnow

Woodson High School may soon drop "W.T." from the beginning of its name. The Fairfax County School Board launched a formal process last week to consider renaming the school just outside Fairfax City, adding it to a growing list of local institutions and landmarks whose monikers have been reevaluated in recent years.

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Superintendent Introduces 6-month Plan for Loudoun Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Aaron Spence last week announced his plans for his first six months on the job, including how he plans to build trust, create a culture

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Teacher uses raps to help his students learn

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- “For kids to see that, my teacher’s on Spotify, my teacher’s on YouTube, my teacher’s on Apple Music, and things like that,” said Will Donnelly, a fifth grade teacher at Crozet Elementary School.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

2023 VSBA Title IX Workshop

Register today for the VSBA Title IX Workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of Title IX, best practices regarding Title IX policies, and recent case law relating to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, and employee training requirements. Sands Anderson presenter, Nicole Cheuk, will also provide the required training for Investigators and Decision-Makers as well as provide board members with an understanding of those roles.

If you would like to register, please contact your clerk to do so today! This is a hybrid event so you can attend in person at the VSBA Office in Charlottesville or virtually.

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