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May 11, 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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Listen to episode 49 of the VSBA School Board News podcast as guest Fabiana Parker, Virginia’s 2023 Teacher of the Year from Spotsylvania County Public Schools joins Gina Patterson, VSBA Executive Director to discuss her journey in becoming an ESOL teacher, and her advice for aspiring ESOL teachers.

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Prince George students 'shock' the shelter, donate 1,000+ items

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A massive donation of nearly 1,100 items to the Prince George County Animal Shelter came as a delightful surprise to staffers. "We got cat food, dog food, hard and wet of both!" adoptions coordinator Rachel Monczyski told CBS 6 as she marveled at dozens of toys, leashes, and collars.

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Pay raises coming for teachers, police and other Fairfax County workers - WTOP News

Teachers, police officers and other Fairfax County, Virginia, government employees will be getting significant pay raises this summer after the Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday the county budget for fiscal year 2024, which begins July 1. The vote was 9-1 in favor of the $5.1 billion budget.

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Williamsburg-James City County schools remove a book from libraries for the first time following a parent's complaint

Williamsburg- James City County schools will remove a book from library shelves following a parent's complaint for the first time. Parent Jill Pyles told the district in a formal complaint she was concerned about profanity in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a 2012 novel that was at Jamestown and Lafayette high schools.

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In controversial move, Hanover board votes to name school Ashland Elementary School

The Hanover County School Board voted to name its consolidated school Ashland Elementary School. The new construction will combine John M. Gandy Elementary and Henry Clay Elementary is set to open in 2024. Naming of the school has become a contentious debate in Hanover County, with residents in the community split between the names Ashland Elementary and John M.

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Fauquier County schools unveil new regulation on 'sexually explicit' materials

The Fauquier School Board unanimously approved at its regular December meeting a state-manda.

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Retakes, accepting late assignments among proposed changes to Arlington schools' grading policy - WTOP News

Arlington Public Schools in Virginia is proposing a plan that would enable middle and high school students to retake or redo certain assignments and reduce the weight that homework has on a student's overall grade.

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AHPS Division Board approves new elementary school attendance zones

LOW MOOR, Va. (WDBJ) -The Alleghany Highlands Public Schools Division Board approved the elementary school attendance zone redistricting plan on Monday for the 2023-2024 school year. The plan provides efficient bus transportation and other services to elementary school students in the district.

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Long-awaited sidewalk project breaks ground near Williamsburg school

JAMES CITY - A long-awaited sidewalk improvement project broke ground last week near Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School, meaning that more students could be walking to school in the near future. A collaboration between James City County and Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, the project will supply walkways, crosswalks and pedestrian signage in the area around the school, including the Governor's Grove and Village Square communities.

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Trash rate at expense of school funding

BRISTOL, Va. - City residents can expect to pay $60 for trash collection starting in July - a reduction from the planned $72 - due to a series of changes, including reducing the school system's budget by $500,000.

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Youngkin brings 'entirety of state government' to Stafford for fentanyl awareness rally

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin brought what he called "the entirety of state government" to the Fredericksburg area Tuesday morning to enlist local help - and to demonstrate action the Commonwealth is taking - in fighting a drug that's become a "scourge" across America.

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Don't miss our next VSBA event

2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

2023 Conference on Education, July 13, 2023, Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

We will kick off the 38th annual VSBA Conference on Education with the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Ms. Fabiana Parker from Spotsylvania County Public Schools. Following her presentation VACORP will help present the 2023 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards. Next, join other school division leaders from across the state and choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s school divisions. Conference attendees will leave with many great insights and practical ideas. After the roundtable presentations, attendees will break into optional regional meetings to discuss pertinent issues and topics. During lunch, the annual VSBA Food for Thought 2023 winners will be announced. Attendees will also hear from the recipient of the 2023 Student Essay Scholarship. Please mark your calendars and register today!

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