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April 3, 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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Find Out More About Workforce Readiness Month 

Listen to episode 48 of the VSBA School Board News podcast as guests Teddy Martin (Henry County), VSBA Task Force on Workforce Readiness Co-Chair and VSBA Immediate Past President, and J.T. Kessler, VSBA Director of Legislative Services join Gina Patterson, VSBA Executive Director to discuss Workforce Readiness Month.

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Alleghany Highlands Public Schools celebrates accomplishments of healthcare program

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Alleghany Highlands Healthcare Advancement Grant has opened doors for Alleghany Highlands Public Schools students over the last two years. "This got started two years ago, and began with this grant that we were awarded by the state to just expand our health care programs, encourage students to graduate with industry credentials in health care," said Ginni Phillips, the Alleghany Highlands Healthcare Advancement Coordinator.

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Police make arrest following lockdown at Shenandoah Elementary | Shenandoah | Page Valley News

By Randy Arrington SHENANDOAH, March 30 - George Thomas, who has lived in Shenandoah for just over two years, was working at Massanutten on Thursday morning when he learned that the elementary school where his two children were enrolled was in lockdown.

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A biology class changed this former Botetourt County drama kid's career trajectory

Botetourt County teen Skylar Gay walked into the biology class at Virginia Western Community College intent on a career in the arts. BIO 101 was just a required science credit, a box to check off. It was in October 2018, when her lab group isolated a virus from a soil sample, that the light started to come on.

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Arlington School Board candidate says the Board needs a non-voting student representative |

Should the Arlington School Board have a sixth, non-voting student representative? One candidate for School Board thinks so. Angelo Cocchiaro argues it would give students a stronger voice and align Arlington with neighboring jurisdictions, including the cities of Falls Church, Fairfax and Alexandria, Prince George's County in Maryland and D.C.

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LifeWise Academy officially approved for Greensville County

After an overwhelming show of support from hundreds of parents, Greensville County Public Schools has approved the opening of a branch of LifeWise Academy as early as fall 2023.

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Fauquier County School Board moves to limit 5% raises to only state-funded positions

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Free Narcan training held at Abingdon High School

Leaders in public health provided information about the dangers associated with fentanyl as well as training students on the use of Narcan.According to the Drug

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Kate Fletcher hits the road for her 2023 Lion Pride Run

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Last year, Kate Fletcher made national headlines running all the way to Washington D.C. to raise money for her students as part of her annual Lion Pride Run. This year, the Louisa County Public School teacher is back to running, but she's staying local to make an impact.

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Virginia schools to digitize maps in case of emergencies

VIRGINIA - Governor Glenn Youngkin wants parents to feel safe when children are in schools. The governor signed a bill that requires districts to send digital blueprints to first responders in case there is an emergency. Since the law has passed, 1,000 schools and 85 divisions are in the digital mapping program.

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Grayson County names teachers of the year

INDEPENDENCE - Grayson County teachers took center stage during a reception and recognition held March 6 to honor teachers of the year at each school and one overall winner. Division Superintendent Kelly Wilmore had words of praise for the teachers.

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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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