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Monday, November 21, 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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Va. education board delays review of new history and social studies standards

The Virginia Board of Education is pushing back its review of new state standards for history and social studies, after overwhelming pushback from parents, teachers and community members who characterized the new standards as lacking context, being politically motivated andeven being "whitewashed." Fast, informative and written just for locals.

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Prince William County School Board adopts parental notice bill

The Prince William County School Board has adopted a policy change mandating that school administrators notify parents and guardians of any upcoming schoolwide presentations.

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School Board hears concern, parents' angst over sexual book content - Chesterfield Observer

Chesterfield County School Board faced passionate comments from parents of students at its Nov. 7 meeting as the panel reviewed policy changes relating to parental notification over sexually explicit classroom material. One speaker was escorted from the podium by police officers after disregarding her comment time limit.

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School threat remains under investigation | Carroll News

Local law enforcement agencies continue to investigate a threat to area schools Nov. 16 following a social media posting. According to Chief Investigator Chuck Edwards of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department, an adult Carroll County man was taken into custody Thursday after a non-specific social media threat was posted online.

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Manassas School Board mulls weapon-detection system for Osbourn High

Manassas City School Board is considering installing a weapons detection system at Osbourn High School but decided last week to delay a final vote after several board members voiced reservations about the system’s effectiveness and its possible impacts on students.

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Youngkin acknowledges 'omissions and mistakes' in draft history standards

ARLINGTON COUNTY - Gov. Glenn Youngkin expressed disappointment on Friday in the draft history standards his administration produced for Virginia's K-12 schools, acknowledging " omissions and mistakes." The state Board of Education, with a majority appointed by Youngkin, on Thursday rejected a revised version of the state's K-12 history standards his administration proposed.

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Board of Education dodges Youngkin bid for emergency accreditation overhaul

The state Board of Education did not bite on a recommendation from Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration to circumvent normal process and use emergency authority to quickly overhaul the state's school accreditation system in time for next school year.

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Fairfax County schools weigh changes to high school grading policy

Virginia's largest school system has started the process of reevaluating its high school grading policy, after principals reported variation in grading processes from school to school. Sloan Presidio, Fairfax County Public Schools chief academic officer, said during a work session Tuesday that the county hadn't reviewed grading and reporting practices in over five years.

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Health experts weigh in after King William County Public Schools temporarily close due to surge in illnesses

KING WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Just a week before Thanksgiving, it was announced that students enrolled in King William County Public Schools won't be in school on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 after a surge in illnesses hit the community.

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Norfolk School Board plans to reverse changes to public comment following backlash

NORFOLK - The Norfolk School Board is set to adjust its public comment practices again to allow citizens to speak on non-agenda items on-camera. This came after community members and some board members spoke out against a previous decision to have non-agenda item-related comments after the board's adjournment.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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