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January 27, 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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Register Now for the COSSBA Inaugural National Conference!

Join school board members and education leaders from across the country at COSSBA's inaugural national conference for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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School Board Chair Serving On Important VSBA Committee

Alleghany Highlands School Board Chair Jacob Wright has been appointed to the Virginia School Boards Association's Legislative Committee.

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First Dual Language Cohort of City Public School Students to Graduate

Whether or not they remember it, the first day of kindergarten is a milestone everyone experiences only once. Except if that person is Braeden McGrath. McGrath, now a high school senior, doesn't remember his first day as a kindergartener, but he does remember the day he found himself in a new classroom, speaking a new language.

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Stafford superintendent presents budget request

Stafford County Public Schools is proposing a $24.2 million investment in improving staff salaries as part of its operating budget for next fiscal year. "We are a system of people, not things," division superintendent Thomas Taylor told the School Board on Tuesday evening.

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Carter presents Enrichment Day Program

Franklin City Public Schools has launched a program designed to close the learning loss achievement gap. FCPS Interim Superintendent gave a presentation on the Enrichment Day Program during a joint meeting of the Franklin City Council and School Board.

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Franklin County Public Schools seeking public input on next superintendent

The Franklin County School Board is beginning the process of hiring a new superintendent. First, it is seeking public input on qualifications. The board created this survey that will end Monday, February 6. There are hard copies available at each county school and at the school board office.

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Before they can produce their news show, students learn how to sort fact from fiction

CBS 6's parent company, E. W. Scripps, has teamed up with the News Literacy Project - a nonpartisan, national education nonprofit. As part of News Literacy Week, CBS 6 talked with TV production and journalism students at Louisa County High School.

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New Frederick County Public Schools superintendent appointed at crucial time for the division

George C. Hummer was named the 15th superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools on Tuesday night, closing a nearly seven-month search for the division's next leader. Hummer stood at the podium in the School Board meeting room and inked a contract that made the appointment official.

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Bill mandating student reps on School Board dies in Richmond

A proposal to require all local School Boards in Virginia to contain a student member went down to defeat in a House of Delegates subcommittee Jan. 24. The measure - patroned by Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) - would if passed have directed all School Boards that do not currently have a student to put in motion plans to add one.

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Bill to require more transparency in Virginia's education standards revision dies

A Virginia House subcommittee voted down a bill that its sponsor said would bring transparency to the state's Standards of Learning (SOLs) revision process.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs, January 31, 2023

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them optimize the effectiveness of their governance teams.

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

COSSBA Inaugural National Conference: Leading and Learning Together!, March 31 - April 2, 2023

Join school board members and education leaders from across the country at COSSBA's inaugural national conference for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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