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Monday, May 2, 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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Prince William schools announce virtual-learning plan for next school year

Prince William County Schools will restrict virtual learning to 1,000 K-8 students who meet a strict criteria for the 2022-23 school year, the division announced Wednesday. Last summer, when the district was returning to five days per week of in-person learning for most students, any families that asked to remain virtual were allowed to do so and could return to in-person learning at any point.

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Following national rise in antisemitism, Virginia teachers stress importance of Holocaust education

April 28 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Yet, despite the lessons of history, antisemitism is on the rise in Virginia and around the world. In 2021, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents in the U.S.

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Albemarle teachers, community members speak up in support of collective bargaining

In the five weeks since submitting a resolution for collective bargaining, the Albemarle Education Association has heard little from the School Board about its proposal, according to the association. But that resolution appeared on the School Board's consent agenda Thursday as an information item, and dozens of teachers and community members attended the meeting to support the measure.

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RPS COO resigns, superintendent says expect operational delays

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -The Chief Operating Officer of Richmond Public Schools is resigning as the district has major construction projects underway. Sources told NBC12 Superintendent Jason Kamras said in an email to school board members that Alana Gonzalez submitted her resignation effective May 20th.

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Lynchburg-area students, professionals compete in Welding Wars at CVCC

Aspiring and professional welders competed Friday in Welding Wars at Central Virginia Community College, the first time the event was held in person since 2019. It also was a chance for welding students from the high school and collegiate levels to connect with potential employers.

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Child abuse reports increase with return of in-person school, Fairfax County says

Reports of child abuse and neglect in Fairfax County have fluctuated wildly during the COVID-19 pandemic -- based primarily on whether students are attending school in person or remotely. Prior to the pandemic, Fairfax County Child Protective Services conducted 2,216 family assessments and invest

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New recall petition again seeks to oust Vines from Isle of Wight School Board - Smithfield Times

Windsor resident Lewis Edmonds has filed a second petition in Isle of Wight County Circuit Court, again seeking to recall School Board member Michael Vines. Circuit Court Judge Carl Eason had dismissed Edmonds' first petition in March after finding that not one of the more than 200 county residents who signed it had attested to [...]

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CodeRVA to serve as model for other lab schools - if GA approves Youngkin's $150M budget request - The Henrico Citizen

(From left) Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, CodeRVA Executive Director Kume Goranson, Gov. Glenn Youngkin. (Henrico Citizen/Anna Bryson) During a Thursday visit to CodeRVA Regional High School in Richmond, Gov.

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Anonymous donors give away jewelry for Prince George High School prom

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (WWBT) - Several anonymous donors gave away jewelry to dozens of students at Prince George High School to accessorize their outfits for prom. Assistant Principal Donna Branch-Harris and English teacher and prom coordinator Kasi Roberts set up a showing for students to explore the assortment of jewelry contributed by the unknown donors on Wednesday, April 27.

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Radford City Schools recognized as innovative division

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - Radford City Public Schools has been recognized as a "School Division of Innovation" for designing and implementing alternatives to traditional instructional and school management practices, according to the Virginia Department of Education. The department says the schools used integration of STEM content and computational thinking throughout K-12 curriculum to create well-defined career pathways for students and produce "life-ready" graduates.

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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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