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April 7, 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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Rise in absences prompts Virginia to consider changes in accreditation requirements - Virginia Mercury

Virginia education leaders are mulling another temporary pause in the use of chronic absenteeism as a factor the state considers in school accreditation decisions because of increases in student absences due to the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

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LCPS takeover lawsuit dismissed, but could be resurrected

A lawsuit in which conservative parents sought a takeover of Loudoun County Public Schools by a special master because they said their children were being indoctrinated with liberal values has been dismissed. The dismissal was due to the plaintiff's attorneys failing to file a second amended complaint by the March 21 deadline given by Judge Douglas L.

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Pittsylvania County school threat deemed fake

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office says a school threat posted on social media is fake. Sheriff Mike Taylor said the post was made to social media "a few years ago." The post contained the following message: "Don't take the risk ... don't go to school tomorrow.

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Virginia high school AP scores dip in ranking among other states

The percentage of Virginia's graduating high school class who passed an Advanced Placement test last year fell by 1.7 percentage points compared with the previous year, prompting Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration to call for "higher standards." About 25.2% of last year's graduating high school seniors in Virginia passed at least one AP test, down from about 26.9% of the class of 2021.

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Spotsylvania supervisors discuss categorical funding of school division

Spotsylvania County supervisors are prepared to vote on Thursday to initiate categorical funding of the school division. It would mean that instead of allocating a lump sum to the school division's operating budget, supervisors would appropriate funds to the school budget in five categories established by the state.

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Potential changes to Chesapeake school bus route zones could affect hundreds of students

School officials are considering implementing standard criteria with which to determine revised non-transportation zones for all schools. These are zones close enough to schools that students can walk, bike or be dropped off by parents, and where bus routes will not be offered.

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April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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