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Tuesday, July 26, 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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Parents, students raise concerns about Hopewell schools phone-free policy

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - School is back in session for Hopewell students, but this year if they want to step into the classroom, they'll have to do so without their cell phones. All students with cell phones were provided small, gray, personal cellphone pouches where they put their phones in as soon as students arrived at school.

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Summer program helps bridge learning gaps in Virginia Beach

For more than 20 years, Horizons Hampton Roads has kept students from underserved communities learning and active over the summer. This summer, more than 300 kids K-8 participated in the six-week program. During that time, they aren't only focused on building on reading and math skills.

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Veteran Fauquier County teachers thankful for pay raises but argue it's not enough

Chad Patterson said he was relieved when he heard Fauquier County Public Schools included a 13 percent average pay raise for teachers in its adopted fiscal 2023 budget. For him, a pay raise means he may be able to stop picking up part-time jobs, and he'll get to spend more time with his two children, at least for now.

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Franklin City School Board votes to merge 8th grade with FHS - The Tidewater News

The Franklin City School Board voted 6-0 at a special called meeting June 30 to merge the eighth grade with Franklin High School effective the 2022-23 academic school year. Ward 3 Board Member Tonya Smith was not present for the vote. In a presentation to the board that led up to the vote during the [...]

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Moseley Elementary School in Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Chesterfield County Public Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Moseley Elementary. The ribbon-cutting was open to the public and was followed by a tour of the new building. The new school is located at 7100 Magnolia Green Parkway in the Matoaca District.

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County school survey reveals shifting attitudes post-pandemic

Henry County Public Schools Communications Director Monica Hatchett shares the results of the division's community engagement feedback survey, which was sent to staff, parents, and students in grades 5, 8, and 12. Attitudes of teachers, students, and families are on a general downward trend, acc ... | Henry County Enterprise

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With waivers expired, more local schools are participating in federal program providing free meals to all students

Students at five Stafford County elementary schools and those in the Head Start program will receive free breakfast and lunch this school year, the division announced this week. The Stafford schools join other local schools and school divisions that provide free meals to all enrolled students through the U.S.

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$600K in COVID-19 recovery funds could be headed to Richmond preschool programs

Richmond City Council is expected to approve more than $600,000 in grants on Monday evening for preschool programs run by several organizations in the city, utilizing funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The funds will primarily help preschool centers hire and retain staff, as well as open additional preschool classrooms. Grant recipients include: the Fulton Montessori School, Greater Richmond SCAN, St.

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Henrico County Schools 'Rolling Resource Center' returns

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Henrico County Public Schools is bringing back the "Rolling Resource Center" this week. The repurposed bus visits neighborhoods and events around the county to provide fun and engaging activities for students as well as helpful information for parents and guardians.

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Possible school zone boundary changes in Bedford County

by: Emaryi Williams Posted: Updated: BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) - Bedford County Public Schools announced that there could possibly be a potential change in their school zone boundaries on Monday, July 18. According to Bedford County Public Schools, this redistricting comes as housing development in the eastern part of Bedford County is currently underway and more anticipated to happen in the future.

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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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