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Wednesday, July 6, 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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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 VSBA Recognition Awards

To be considered by the judges, the official nomination form and supporting materials for each of the award programs must be received by July 20, 2022. Please do not hesitate to contact VSBA should you have any questions. For questions, please contact Brittany Moore, membership services coordinator at or by calling 800-446-8722.

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Youngkin names new members to Board of Education

Gov. Glenn Youngkin's new appointees to the Virginia Board of Education include members whose work focuses on private education, charter schools and opposing admission changes to one of the state's most sought-after high schools.

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Parental Policy Vote Likely Won't Occur Until August

A proposed policy presented by Rockingham County School Board member Matt Cross would make it against School Board policy for teachers to call a student by their requested name if it deviates from the name they are registered as. In addition, parents would be notified by an administrator of any name change request made by a student under this proposed policy.

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School Board Holds FY22 Budget Closeout Meeting - Virginia Star

The Scott County School Board met last Tuesday in their yearend close out meeting to approve cafeteria and school expenditures and close out the 2021-22 school budget as they move into the new fiscal year.

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Teachers Who Dazzle

Meet four teachers striving to make a difference for students in our region. Many Roanokers once were enlightened by teachers who were truly brilliant in the classroom. Today our area still features many instructors who are capable of that same dazzling ability. Here are profiles of four of them.

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Charlottesville City Schools considering options in face of bus driver shortage

"We're not telling our families that kids need to start walking and we're not going to put provisions in place to keep them safe. What we've done as a team, we've already started walking many of the routes we expect our students to walk," added Gurley.

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Accomack School Board Approves Policy On Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Eastern Shore Post

By Stefanie Jackson - The Accomack school board at its June 21 meeting unanimously approved a policy on preventing student-athlete sudden cardiac arrest, which had come up for review for the first time since the related state law was adopted in 2020.

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Virginia prepares to launch its first recovery high school - Virginia Mercury

By the time Libbie Roberts graduated from Thomas Dale High School in Chesterfield County, she was what she described as a "full-blown addict." It had started with opioids, liberally prescribed by a family doctor to treat her softball-related injuries. Roberts still remembers the terrifying moment when, at 13, she realized she was dependent on the drugs.

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Landstown cafeteria manager wins regional honor

VIRGINIA BEACH - Convincing high school students to take even one bite of a new food isn't easy, especially if they're sleep-deprived. Bonnie Gassett loves trying. During her four years as cafeteria manager at Landstown High School, Gassett introduced unique made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch entrees, stocked vending machines with fresh fruit and sandwiches, and exhibited a stationary bike with a pedal-powered smoothie blender.

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Two FCPS Educators, One Married Couple and A Mission: Helping Refugees

Przemsyl, Poland is an 18 hour trip from W.T. Woodson High School, where Lee Hedrick is a government teacher, and Annandale High School where Meredith Hedrick is chair of the English for Speakers of Other Languages department.

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Survey: Frederick County Public Schools are 'good or excellent'

WINCHESTER - Results from Frederick County Public Schools' School Quality and Perceptions Survey conducted by independent research firm K12 Insight found a majority of students (61%), parents (78%) and school-based staff (80%) rate the overall quality of their school as good or excellent.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Paid Webinar: Parliamentary Procedure Lunch and Learn, July 12, 2022

Join us for a live webinar on Parliamentary Procedure on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. This webinar will provide a brief overview/refresher of Robert’s Rules of Order. Upon the conclusion of...

2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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