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Friday, August 12, 2022

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JMU launches program to build teaching pipelines for Virginia school divisions

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - James Madison University is launching a new program this year to help more people get into teaching. The 'Grow Your Own' program will create pipelines for school divisions around the state to produce their own teachers.

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Fairfax Co. teacher resident program helping school system overcome staffing shortage - WTOP News

When a friend she exercises with informed her of an open teaching position at Fairview Elementary, Catherine Coulter's long-term goal became a reality. Coulter, a graduate Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, said she dreamt of eventually working in the county that gave her opportunities to be in band, chorus and the business organization DECA.

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Students in Stafford, Spotsylvania return to school

Stafford High School students passed under an archway of blue and gold balloons and walked down a bright red carpet as they entered the building for the first day of the 2022-23 school year Wednesday morning. After two unpredictable years of education in a pandemic, the mood at the school was one of hope for a "normal" year, principal Allen Hicks said.

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Grant money helps county fund a second student resources officer at each high school

Additional school resource officers are on the way to each of the four high schools in Washington County, Virginia. Abingdon Town Manager Mike Cochran announced during Monday's Abingdon Town Council meeting that Abingdon Police Chief John Holbrook obtained a grant to fund an additional school resource officer at Abingdon High School.

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Richmond Public Schools to conduct internal audit of federal COVID-19 aid

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The Richmond School Board has given the green light for an internal audit on how the district has used federal COVID-19 relief funding and the impact the money has had on students. The board voted unanimously on Aug.

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Virginia virtual learning programs seeing more students, teachers than pre-COVID times

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)- Many students are sticking with virtual learning even though classrooms across Virginia are open. Two statewide, online programs are starting a new school year this week. Officials say more kids are learning virtually than before the pandemic and, unlike many in-person schools, staff shortages haven't been a problem.

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Manassas educators eager for return to normalcy

Juliet Finnegan was right where she wanted to be Wednesday morning. By 7 a.m., the first-year principal at Baldwin Intermediate School in Manassas was posted at the building's entryway, hanging out with the school's Husky mascot, greeting staff members and eagerly awaiting the arrival of students on the first day of school.

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That first day feeling: Fauquier County Public Schools teachers, students excited to be back

Nate Hensley, a Fauquier High School senior and Student Council president, said this is the year for fun and community. "I'm definitely excited to experience my senior year with my friends," he told FauquierNow. "I think that's what it's all about - just enjoying it and having fun.

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Teacher Roundtable: From safety to virtual learning, educators explain what it's like to walk in their shoes

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - If you ask any teacher who has been in the profession for a while, many will tell you that a lot has changed compared to a decade ago. From navigating the virtual world during the height of the pandemic to grappling with the reality of mass shootings in unlikely places, teachers have had to adapt to a new way of life in their profession.

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Hanover County School Board introduces transgender policy; discussion is limited

The Hanover County School Board's agenda for its Tuesday night meeting included a review of the controversial proposed policy regarding the treatment of transgender students. The policy, if approved, would require transgender students, along with their parents or guardians, to submit a written request to school administration asking for access to restrooms, locker rooms or changing facilities that align with the students' gender identities.

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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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