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Thursday, January 5, 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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Top 5 Education Stories in the Valley For 2022

The past year proved a tumultuous one education across the Shenandoah Valley and across the country. Mask mandates were lifted, and while school divisions strived to make up for education lost during the pandemic, social issues rose to the top at school board meetings and across headlines.

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Several education-related bills, many focused on parents' rights, pre-filed for upcoming legislative session

Several education-related bills - many of them focused on expanding what the sponsors call parents' rights - have been pre-filed for the 2023 General Assembly session and will be up for a read when the General Assembly convenes on Jan. 11.

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New leaders are in charge of Richmond School Board

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond City School Board kicked off 2023 with new leadership after board members voted to replace their Chair and Vice Chair in an unexpected move Monday evening.

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LCPS appointments: Serotkin named board chair, Mahedavi vice chair

After Ian Serotkin, Blue Ridge, succeeded Jeff Morse, Dulles, as Loudoun County Public Schools board chairman on Tuesday, he thanked Morse guiding the board through "extremely challenging circumstances." The allusion was to the 2021 student-on-student sexual assault scandal that led to the firing and subsequent indictment of former Superintendent Scott A.

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Accomack County to add time, days to high school schedule for rest of school year

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - Beginning Monday, Accomack County high school students will have a longer school day, a longer first semester and a longer school year. It comes after the Accomack County School Board was notified back in December by central office that an error had been found in how the district calculated state-mandated instructional time for high schools.

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Historic school renovations begin in Danville

Signs went up at George Washington High School, marking the beginning of an historic school renovation for school construction projects. Superintendent Angela Hairston says this work will define the school system for the next 50 years.

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Veteran teacher Amber Lipscomb set to join Waynesboro School Board in 2023

Amber Lipscomb, a 2008 Stuarts Draft High School graduate, is the new member of Waynesboro School Board. The next four years on the River City's school board will be Lipscomb's first experience in an elected position. She replaces Kathe Maneval, who was on the board since 2006.

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Galax schools outline potential courses

Galax schools continue to develop a curriculum that will help bolster students who struggle with difficult subjects and prepare them for college and a wide variety of potential professions - and it has more of them in the works.

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Powhatan Public Schools installing security cameras to stop drivers passing illegally

POWHATAN, Va. (WWBT) - Powhatan Public Schools will now be installing security cameras on their buses in an effort to keep students safe. The school division wants to catch drivers putting students at risk when they fail to stop for school buses.

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Schools plan for $26 million addition at LCMS

Louisa County Public Schools, responding to the county's growing student population, is planning for a significant addition to the facilities at the county's middle school site. The expansion includes classroom space for up to 550 students, as well as an Alternative Education Center.

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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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