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Wednesday, July 12, 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.


RRMM Architects is a proud supporter of the Virginia School Boards Association.

RRMM Architects is committed to our mission of creating great places to live, work, play and learn. For over 35 years, we have considered it a privilege to successfully serve school systems across the Commonwealth, providing award-winning learning environments for children, educators and the community.

Join us at the 2023 Conference on Education this Thursday at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump! Visit the VSBA website to view all titles of the Mini-Workshops and don't forget to register with your local school board clerk today. Titles include Avoiding FOIA Pitfalls, Flying Unmanned Aircraft, Implementation of a Recovery Academy, Working for Your Future, and many more!


The conference will also feature the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Ms. Fabiana Parker from Spotsylvania County Public Schools, as well as award presentations for the VSBA Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards, VSBA Food for Thought Awards, and VSBA 2023 Student Essay Scholarship Awards.


Conference attendees will leave with many great insights and practical ideas.

Visit the Conference on Education Webpage

Richmond School Board reacts to 15-point safety plan

On Monday night, the school board got to hear the full 15-point care, safety, improvements and enhancements plan for the 2023-2024 year. The plan outlines ways to address various topics such as mental health, equipment and personnel in Richmond's schools. It also proposes limiting cell phone access in some schools.

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Dr. Shifflett gives plan for first 100 days as superintendent of Rockingham County Public Schools

This plan will run well into the beginning of the upcoming school year.

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Albemarle students building robotic pets

Students at Stone-Robinson Elementary School are getting creative in the classroom. They're taking part in an initiative to improve summer learning.

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To keep new high school opening on schedule, city heads to court | The Harrisonburg Citizen

As construction on Rocktown High School continues, the City of Harrisonburg and Truist Bank are headed to court to settle a dispute over the value of property and easements needed to construct the...

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State Board of Education approves core instructional programs for K-3

(The Center Square) - The Virginia Board of Education took another step in its efforts toward improving students' literacy when it approved a new list of core instructional programs for

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Arlington superintendent Francisco Duran gets new 4-year contract - WTOP News

Citing Superintendent Francisco Duran's leadership during the pandemic and investments in new resources used to teach reading, the Arlington School Board voted unanimously last week to renew his contract for another four years.

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Appomattox FFA members win big at Central Virginia Livestock Show

This spring, 20 FFA members raised livestock to participate in the Central Virginia Livestock Show (CVLS) at the Lynchburg Livestock Market on May 5 and 6. These individuals have spent

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NORTHAMPTON: Teacher raises will average 7% this year

Northampton County Public Schools will give its teachers average raises of 7% this year, even if Virginia’s state budget includes teacher raises of only 5%.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

2023 Conference on Education, July 13, 2023, Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

Join us for the 38th Annual VSBA Conference on Education, commencing with a keynote address by Ms. Fabiana Parker, the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Following Ms. Parker's presentation, we have VACORP assisting us in presenting the prestigious 2023 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards. Next, leaders from various school divisions across Virginia will convene to participate in a range of engaging mini-workshops. These workshops will showcase successful practices implemented in Virginia's school divisions, offering valuable insights and strategies for all attendees. After the roundtable presentations, participants will have the opportunity to partake in optional regional meeting. During the lunch break, we will announce the winners of the annual VSBA Food for Thought 2023 awards. Additionally, we are privileged to have recipients of the 2023 Student Essay Scholarship address the audience.

Don't miss out! Register today to secure your spot and be a part of the 38th Annual VSBA Conference on Education.

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