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March 14, 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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As clearing begins for new Halifax County High School, board set to get update

The Halifax County School Board will receive an update on the high school construction project and discuss a proposed new safety measure for elementary schools at their Monday meeting.

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Community input meetings to be held next week as LCPS superintendent search continues

The Loudoun County School Board is asking for the public's input in determining the profile of qualities for the next superintendent.

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Prosecutor: Colonial Heights school officials did not violate state law

Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney Bethany Harrison said she still did not believe school officials in Colonial Heights violated Virginia's mandatory reporter law with regard to how they handled "inappropriate behavior" complaints against the former Colonial Heights High school softball coach, after reviewing new information sent to her by a state lawmaker.

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Virginia has rolled out its third version of history standards. Critics say problems remain

The Virginia Department of Education's newest draft of the state's history and social science standards aims to address objections raised this fall over content and omissions. However, some history and education groups claim there are still lingering issues that must be addressed as the agency prepares to host a series of public hearings on the latest version beginning March 13 in Williamsburg.

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Student found with gun at Richmond middle school

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -A student at Boushall Middle School was found with a weapon at school Monday afternoon. In a statement to parents and families, Principal LaTonya Waller said a student was found with an unloaded gun on campus. Waller says there was no threat to students or staff, and the weapon was not displayed in a threatening way.

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Shenandoah County School Board tentatively approves better teacher pay

After airing grievances, including those about state politicians, the Shenandoah County School Board eventually voted 4-2 on Thursday to initially approve a potential 6% teacher pay increase for the new budget year.

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First MCPS cohort completes program aimed at addressing teacher shortage

Adrienne Smith's hardly been someone to back down from challenges and tough tasks throughout her life. So a few years ago, the registered nurse decided to have a slight career shift and try her hand at teaching.

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'My drivers have become my trainers': Superintendent to become part-time bus driver amid shortages

Students and residents may see Rappahannock County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley driving a school bus amid a continued shortage of bus drivers in the district. Grimsley recently began taking the training courses to become certified to drive school buses, which includes four exams through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 24 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind-the-wheel training.

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WCHS DECA shines at the 2023 VA DECA State Leadership Conference

On March 3-5, forty-four (44) WCHS DECA students attended and competed in various competitions during the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference in VA Beach, VA. Finishing in the Top 20 in their respective individual and team competitions were: Caden Monroe (17th) - Accounting Applications Ava Hamer (19th) - Accounting Applications Sophia Logan, Breanna Taylor, & Ayaana Vasishta (4th) [...]

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Spotsylvania School Board declines to remove from committees member facing felony charge

Thursday's Spotsylvania County School Board meeting was the first since member Kirk Twigg was indicted by a grand jury, and while a motion was made to remove him from all committee assignments, it was voted down. The charge Twigg is facing, forging a public record, is a Class 4 felony that carries a potential prison sentence of two to 10 years.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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