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Tuesday, May 3, 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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Gloucester County Superintendent Named Virginia Superintendent of the Year

ROANOKE, Va., May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Walter "Rick" Clemons, Superintendent of Gloucester County Schools, was named Virginia Superintendent of the Year at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) Annual Awards Luncheon today in Roanoke.

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Arlington schools superintendent details recommended changes to bell schedules | WTOP News

The superintendent of the Arlington, Virginia, public schools is recommending a change to the county's bell schedule that would bring the total amount of time students spend in the classroom each day closer to times in surrounding jurisdictions. Under superintendent Francisco Duran's recommended proposal, middle schools would start the day at 7:50 a.m.

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Excellent Educators: Portsmouth nutrition teacher also promotes kindness

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Today's Excellent Educator teaches nutrition and wellness at Manor High School in Portsmouth, and has been in the classroom for 28 years. She also teaches kindness and is dedicated to helping students find a career that allows them to light the world on fire.

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Hundreds of Lynchburg City Schools staff to participate in Tuesday morning of 'wellness'

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Lynchburg City Schools staffers are being treated to a morning of fun Tuesday. Staff will get to choose from a variety of things to do around the city. Those include golf, museum trips and more. The education foundation says it wanted to show staff appreciation for its work through the pandemic.

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Superintendent: RPS 'stretched to breaking point,' expects operational delays after COO resignation

RICHMOND, Va. -- As Richmond Public Schools has major construction initiatives underway, Superintendent Jason Kamras said operational projects in the district will be delayed following the resignation of his highest ranking cabinet official. In an email to school board members, Kamras said the current RPS Chief Operating Officer submitted her resignation, effective late May.

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Hampton City Schools hiring qualified teachers with $1,200 sign-on bonus

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Hampton City Schools is hosting an upcoming teacher recruitment fair to hire qualified educators while offering a $1,200 sign-on bonus. The virtual recruitment fair will be held from May 17 to 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Virtual interviews will be offered to qualified candidates eligible for a position to start in August.

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Amherst County School board picks new superintendent

Amherst County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent William Wells will become the division's new superintendent, the county's school board announced Monday. Wells will succeed Rob Arnold, who is retiring at the end of June after 30 years in education and four years steering the Amherst school system of nearly 4,000 students.

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US Secretary of Education, Sen. Kaine stop by Richmond school for Teacher Appreciation Week

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The United States Secretary of Education and Senator Tim Kaine stopped by Amstrong High School to highlight Teacher Appreciation Week. Secretary Miguel Cardona and Kaine learned more about the Richmond Teacher Residency Program, which recruits, trains and supports teachers in high-need schools. The secretary even delivered donuts to some teachers.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 3, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students.

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