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Thursday, June 30, 2022

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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Richmond school buses damaged beyond repair in two-alarm fire

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A destructive, two-alarm fire, on Chamberlayne Avenue in Richmond's north side, fully consumed a vehicle maintenance facility for Richmond Public Schools. "It was a bunch of smoke coming out of the top of the building and I called 911 to ask them is anybody was in the building," said Cory Webber, an eyewitness who called 911.

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Hopewell Schools phone-free zone policy for middle, high school students

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Hopewell City Schools said it would move to a phone-free zone policy for middle and high school students. The division said phones will not be out or used while at school and that the move is a step to "enhance student learning, culture, and safety at school."

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CCPS program to help new students prepare for bus riding

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT)- Chesterfield County Public Schools is inviting families of new kindergarteners and pre-K students to register for the"My First School Bus" program. This initiative will teach kids about bus safety and help get them acquainted with riding the bus.

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School Board Selection Commission announces appointments - The Tidewater News

The School Board Selection Commission of Southampton County announced Monday, June 27, that it had made two reappointments to the Southampton County School Board and one new appointment in the at-large seat. School Board Chair Dr. Deborah Goodwyn was reappointed to the Boykins District seat, Christopher Smith Sr.

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Henrico Schools remains committed to Achievable Dream Academy despite literacy struggles - The Henrico Citizen

At a Henrico School Board meeting almost two years ago, board member Alicia Atkins was brought to tears as school division officials presented the reading scores for elementary students enrolled at An Achievable Dream Academy at Highland Springs.

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Roanoke City School Board extends superintendent's contract

ROANOKE, Va. - The Roanoke City School Board has approved an extension in the district's superintendent's contract. Superintendent Verletta White, who has been in the position since 2020, will now serve the district until 2026. Her original contract was set to end in 2024.

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Adopt a Teacher: New Loudoun Co. schools program allows people to donate to help educators

Several school districts are having a tough time retaining teachers. Many of them have left the profession due to pay and burnout, but now there is a way you can help. A new program called “Adopt a Teacher” in Loudoun County is a way you make a teacher feel valued, supported, and appreciated.

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Liberty High School Student Places 3rd at National Competition

At the recent 2022 National History Day competition, Sara Johnson, a rising senior at Liberty High School, placed third in the Senior Individual Performance category. Sara, who placed first at the state competition, was one of two students who represented Virginia in the national competition's Senior Individual Performance category.

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School board approves budget after three failed motions

In what was anticipated to be a short budget work session to approve the final schools budget for fiscal year 2023, the Gloucester School Board members were deadlocked last Thursday night in the T.C. Walker Education Center Auditorium, resulting in three failed motions before a consensus was reached after nearly two and a half hours of discussion.

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Brown stepping down as ACHS principal to take central office position

Derrick Brown is stepping down as principal at Amherst County High School to become director of professional learning and student success for the division. Brown served as ACHS principal since mid-2019 and previously was a biology teacher at the high school, an assistant principal at Amherst Middle School and principal at Paul Laurence Dunbar School for Innovation in Lynchburg.

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Join us for a live webinar on Parliamentary Procedure on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. This webinar will provide a brief overview/refresher of Robert’s Rules of Order. Upon the conclusion of...

2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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