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April 24, 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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Roanoke County School Board approves funding agreement with Supervisors for CTE Center and elementary schools

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke County School Board unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with the Board of Supervisors Thursday night, focused on capital projects in the coming years. That makes the $80 million for the new career and technical education center and $50 million for renovations of Glen Cove and W.E.

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School goes after absenteeism

COEBURN - Wise County schools are struggling with chronic absenteeism, but like others in the division, Eastside High School officials have...

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School bus overturns in Brunswick County, driver charged with reckless driving

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A Brunswick County school bus driver has been charged with reckless driving after a school bus crashed and overturned Friday afternoon. Virginia State Police said the single-vehicle crash happened around 4:15 p.m.

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Isle of Wight schools recognized for cardiac arrest training

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - Two Isle of Wight County schools have been recognized by the state of Virginia for becoming the first in the area to earn the designation of "Project ADAM heart safe schools." Windsor Elementary and Westside Elementary are the two schools who were recognized Thursday.

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School Board reviews HCHS construction progress

The Halifax County School Board on Monday reviewed the latest progress on the Halifax County High School replacement project with plans for the new building coming into focus. Construction project manager Vincent Maresca with SKANSKA, said, "We are waiting right now. The site plan has been submitted to the city; we're waiting for approval on that."

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Bristol, Virginia Public Schools seeking new superintendent

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - The Bristol, Virginia City School Board is beginning the process of hiring a new superintendent. The search comes around a week after former superintendent, Keith Perrigan, announced he was taking a new job as Washington County, Virginia Schools' leader.

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Henrico school leaders receive feedback on metal detectors and weapon scanners testing

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - After testing out metal detectors and weapon scanners at six of its schools, Henrico schools leaders were presented the results of the trial at Thursday's school board meeting. Testing was rolled out in three phases from February until about spring break.

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RPS students show minimal progress with math, reading scores

Richmond public school students in the third to eighth grades continue to struggle with reading comprehension and with understanding math concepts, according to results from the state-mandated Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA). Seven months after the current school year started, students tested in the fall and on a follow-up winter test showed minimal progress, according a report provided to the School Board at the April 10 meeting.

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School liaisons make a difference in military community

April is designated as the month of the military child, when the important role military children play in the armed forces community is celebrated. But for two Quantico school liaisons, the needs and recognition of military children is a full-time job.

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City students make annual pilgrimage to Handley's tomb

WINCHESTER - When you've been doing something for decades, ceremonial traditions become set in stone. So it was Monday with Winchester Public Schools ' annual March to Handley's Tomb, an annual observation where students place flowers at the Mount Hebron Cemetery resting place for Judge John Handley, whose $250,000 financial gift to the city in 1895 - the modern-day equivalent of $8,983,214 - built Handley Library in 1913, Handley High School in 1923 and the Douglas School for African American students in 1927.

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Don't miss our next VSBA event

2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

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