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Wednesday, May 4, 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 Board member concerned about more RPS resignations

RICHMOND, Va. -- Parents and school leaders continue to express concern about perceived political turmoil within Richmond Public Schools after Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras said his team was "stretched to a breaking point." Amanda James, who has one child at Westover Hills Elementary and another at Mary Munford Elementary, said she was worried about the state of her school district.

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Lynchburg City Schools names teacher of the year

Heritage High School biology teacher Cathy Drumheller was named Lynchburg City Schools' 2022 Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. "Ms. Drumheller is an outstanding example for both her students and her colleagues.

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School board to vote on name of new Harrisonburg High School

School board votes on name for second Harrisonburg high school

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HCPS students participating in Student Government Day experience - The Henrico Citizen

Henrico County's Administration building at the western Henrico government center. (Photo by Analise Beres for the Henrico Citizen) Henrico County high school students are getting a firsthand look at their county government and school system operations this week, as part of a two-day Student Government Day experience April 27-28.

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Great Bridge High team wins $110,000 for tech idea to help bus driver shortage

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - Students from a Chesapeake high school are celebrating their win at a nationwide problem-solving competition. A team from Great Bridge High School competed last week in New York City at the annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition. The challenge encourages students in grades 6-12 to use STEM skills to address local issues in their community.

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Hairston is Teacher of the Year for MCPS district; other winners for each school named

Jasmine Hairston, fourth-grade teacher at Albert Harris Elementary School, was awarded two plaques and an overflowing gift basket for being the 2022-23 Martinsville City Public School District Teacher of the Year.

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Mechanicsville nine seek open school board appointment

Mechanicsville District supervisor Canova Peterson has until May 25 to decide which one of nine nominees will be appointed to serve on the county's school board for a four-year term beginning in July.

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Montgomery Co. School Board to talk to search firms

CHRISTIANSBURG - The Montgomery County School Board will choose between two firms to help in its search for a new superintendent. Board Chairwoman Sue Kass said the two search firms the elected body narrowed the pool down to will be given the opportunity to present themselves to the general public in an open session and "tell us what they can do for us" at a meeting Tuesday, May 3.

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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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