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Monday, January 2, 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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Hampton Roads students get ready to compete in international STEM competition

A group of teenage boys saw problems in their community - and wanted to be a part of the solution. Local nonprofit Unreasonable Kids College has been working with the teens in the TRUTH STEM Entrepreneurship Club to think outside the box and "smash assumptions" about young Black men.

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Thomas Jefferson High under fire for delay in notifying students of national merit award

A group of Virginia parents is calling for leaders at one of the nation's top-ranked high schools to be fired after officials delayed informing students that they had qualified for a national award.

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Loudoun School Board Delays Elementary Language Arts Textbook Vote

The Loudoun County School Board will wait for the Virginia Department of Education to release its approved list of English Language Arts primary textbooks and instructional materials before approving new textbooks.

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WATCH: Students in Henrico Public Schools reveal their new year's resolutions for 2023

Posted: Updated: HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - As the new year approaches, Virginians and millions of others across the country are setting goals for 2023. The case was no different with students at Henrico County Public Schools.

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School board unanimously approves policy on sexually explicit class materials

A 17-member committee will meet Dec. 7 for the first time to talk about expectations and goa... The Fauquier County School Board got its first look Nov. 14 at a state-mandated policy on th... Families likely will see the first draft of a state-mandated policy on "sexually explicit" c...

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Virginia's Lt. Gov. calls for investigation into top high school that withheld merit awards

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears is calling for an investigation after parents discovered that administrators at one of the state's top public high schools failed to notify students that they had received Nation Merit Scholar certificates until months after the prestigious awards were announced.

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Culpeper County Schools superintendent honored in Virginia Beach

Culpeper County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Anthony Brads was honored in absentia by the Virginia Society of Technology in Education. At its annual conference held in Virginia Beach on Dec. 5, the organization announced Brads as the recipient of the 2022 VSTE Outstanding Technology Leader of the year.

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Compensation study confirms FCPS teachers underpaid

ROCKY MOUNT - Franklin County Public Schools' long-awaited pay study confirms that the division's teachers are underpaid. In October 2021, the division hired Evergreen Solutions to begin a compensation study. Kristen Gilley, Evergreen Solutions senior consultant, presented the study's preliminary findings at the Nov. 14 county School Board meeting.

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Department of Education still mulling transgender policies

It is well past the time frame that the Virginia Department of Education set for deciding whether to change existing policies concerning transgender students. After Gov. Glen Youngkin surprised educators by announcing changes to previously adopted policies protecting transgender students, a 30-day comment period was opened by the Department of Education.

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Inside the new middle school math crisis

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - It was a Thursday morning in November, a few minutes into Ruby Voss's and Amber Benson's eighth-grade math class at Northside Middle School just outside Roanoke, a city of roughly 100,000 in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thursdays are spent in review in preparation for tests each Friday.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs, January 31, 2023

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them optimize the effectiveness of their governance teams.

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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