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May 8, 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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In Lynchburg, Youngkin signs swatting bill at site of multiple false calls

On Jan. 25, as Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg) stepped to the microphone on the floor of the House Chamber in Richmond to speak to House Bill 1572, Lynchburg's E.C. Glass High School was being held on a lockdown following a bomb threat made toward the school.

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Alexandria school board appoints first Black woman superintendent

The Alexandria City School Board announced Thursday that interim superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt will remain in the role, making her the first Black woman to permanently hold the position. The announcement marks the end of the months-long search for a new system leader after superintendent Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.

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New tax prep program in Stafford high schools has successful first year

This tax season, Stafford County high school students volunteering as tax preparers obtained almost $100,000 in federal and state tax refunds for members of their community. In a new pilot program, Colonial Forge and Mountain View high school students partnered with the IRS to offer free tax preparation clinics through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

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Students and teachers: Tell The Post how you use ChatGPT and other AI tools

Comment Gift Article AI chatbots are spiking in popularity worldwide, revolutionizing how millions of people live, work and socialize - and that is especially true in the realm of education.

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Virginia schools to offer cybersecurity job training from Google, Youngkin announces

Schools across the Commonwealth, including Northern Virginia Community College, will begin to offer professional cybersecurity job training from Google.

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Weapons scanners officially approved for Prince William County schools

Weapons scanners are officially on their way to Prince William County Schools. Following months of build-up from school division officials and public outreach, the county's School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the lease of 81 Evolv weapons detection scanners for use of the division's middle and high schools.

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Franklin County hires Pulaski County schools' leader as new superintendent

ROCKY MOUNT - Following a three-month search, the Franklin County School Board on Friday named Kevin Siers as the school division's next superintendent. Siers has served as superintendent of Pulaski County Public Schools since 2016 and led Christiansburg High School as principal before that.

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Virginia senator wants more training requirements for preschool teachers amid reports of school assaults

RICHMOND, Va -- Amid reports of alleged assaults in a local preschool, a state lawmaker is pushing to ramp up regulated training for staff in early education, especially for those who work with children with special needs.

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Principals named for new Riverheads, Buffalo Gap middle schools; other schools get new leadership

VERONA - A lot of changes coming to leadership in Augusta County Public Schools as several schools will have new principals next year. The changes were announced during Thursday night's school board meeting by Kelly Troxell, the division's executive director of personnel, and approved by the school board.

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Virginia Beach 'sexually explicit content' policy proposal for school libraries could 'take out lots of books'

Proposed changes to Virginia Beach Public School's policy on library materials have raised concerns for community members and school board members alike. Supporters have said the changes to the policy would alert parents to sexually explicit content they might not want their child exposed to, though several people said it could be taken too far.

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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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