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March 28, 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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CATEC to get new name as Charlottesville pursues takeover

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, widely known as CATEC, will be getting a new name after the Charlottesville school division completes its takeover of the school. The school will be renamed the Charlottesville Area Technical Education Center once the transition is complete next year, Charlottesville City Schools said in an announcement on Friday that emphasized the city is working together with Albemarle County to ensure a "smooth transition" for the 50-year-old institution.

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Lynchburg City Council, school board to hold joint meeting

The Lynchburg City Council and city school board will hold a joint meeting Tuesday, with discussions over the fiscal year 2024 budget and the pending school facility needs study on the agenda. Last week, the Lynchburg City School Board adopted its fiscal year 2024 budget request from the city, totaling $47.3 million.

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Virginia's new Superintendent of Public Instruction will face several challenges

Lawmakers are currently meeting in secret to craft a budget that'll need to identify $180 million to fix a math error for funding school divisions, and the federal government is threatening sanctions for failing to provide services to students with disabilities. And then there are those standards for history and social sciences.

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Yorktown Elementary teacher arrested, accused of assaulting student

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A teacher at Yorktown Elementary School has been arrested for assaulting a student, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office. On March 24, YPSO said they received a report that a teacher at Yorktown Elementary had assaulted a student.

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Food Bank, Stafford school open new food locker system

Lots of schools have lockers, but the system set up outside a Falmouth facility will hold far more than backpacks or gym shoes. Stafford County schools partnered with the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank to open a Community Smart Grocery Locker System, an innovative way for those needing food to access it.

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Grown Here at Home: Franklin County teacher uses agriculture to teach students math; receives awards for work

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ) - Benjamin Franklin Middle School teacher Jennifer Hatch is a recipient of the 2023 National Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award. Only nine teachers across the country were given this honor. The accolades don't stop there. She was also named the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom 2023 Teacher of the Year.

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Who do you want as NNPS' new superintendent? School board wants community to weigh in

Newport News Public School board members are starting their search on Thursday, months after they fired former Superintendent George Parker III. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News School Board announced Thursday that it will begin the process of hiring a new superintendent.

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Open house showcases Appomattox County High School's $13M addition

APPOMATTOX - Appomattox County school and local government officials invited the public to an open house Sunday showcasing a brand-new addition to Appomattox County High School. The $13 million effort was jointly funded by the school division and the county.

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Rockingham County FFA students organize fundraiser to help peers interested in Agriculture

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - On Monday, April 3, Rockingham County Future Farmers of America students will be hosting a Heritage Dinner at Friedens Farm. The money raised from the event will be put in the Rockingham Agriculture Heritage Fund, which helps give FFA students across the entire county the opportunity to compete at state and national conventions.

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School Board Committee Recommends Putting Middleburg Charter Academy on Probation

The three-member specialized programs and centers committee of the School Board voted unanimously March 21 to recommend the Middleburg Community Charter School be put on probation for failing to take corrective measures to their financial books after they were given a corrective action plan.

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