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January 19, 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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Washington County honors teachers of the year

The Washington County School Board recognized teachers of the year across the county during Monday's meeting. Superintendent Brian Ratliff and Assistant Superintendent Jeff Noe thanked supporters who attended the meeting.

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Dozens of Prince William County students weren't notified of merit commendations

Prince William County Schools officials say an accidental oversight delayed notification of National Merit commendations for 28 high school students, months after the commendations were originally awarded and schools were supposed to tell students.

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City School Board Hears Solutions for Low Teacher Morale

After many focus groups, surveys, an outside firm and an advisory counsel, Harrisonburg City Public Schools unveiled some proposed changes to increase staff morale. Staff morale has been a national, state and local issue since prior to the pandemic, but the pandemic certainly put even more pressure on teachers.

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Student behavior out of control, Newport News teachers and community members say

In a public comment session that lasted nearly three hours, the community spoke out in anger and frustration about what they say is an unsafe and unsupportive environment. Speakers voiced their concerns during the emotionally charged meeting, the district's first scheduled since the shooting incident.

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Advocates Rally for public education funding

Public education advocates from across the state gathered at the Capitol Bell Tower in downtown Richmond on Martin Luther King Jr. Day wearing red hats while chanting, "Education is a right, that is why we have to fight."

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Dual enrollment education in the Roanoke Valley gets a boost through federal funding

Dual enrollment education will be getting a boost in the Roanoke Valley this year. Hollins University announced that $428,000 will help in that mission in a partnership with Virginia Western Community College.

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Fairfax School Board Candidate Says It's 'Irrelevant' He Lied in Call to Pride Clinic

A candidate campaigning for a spot on the Fairfax County School Board is responding to claims he attacked the LGBTQ+ community by posing as the parent of a transgender child in a phone call to a local medical clinic.

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Richmond school board gives update on Fox, George Wythe, cell phone policy

The school board for Richmond Public Schools gave an update on Fox Elementary and the new Wythe High School at a meeting. The board released photos of the inside of Fox Elementary and the proposed design of what the reconstructed school could look like when it's done.

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WPS administration moves into former Douglas School

Angie Cain cried Tuesday morning as she talked about how wonderful it was to be back home again. Cain, the early childhood coordinator for Winchester Public Schools, was standing in the former Douglas School at 598 N. Kent St., which has been renovated and expanded into a 33,221-square-foot facility that is now the school system's new Central Administrative Office.

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Division planning for 2023-24 budget, bidding out high school addition and renovation

Amherst County Public Schools is projected to get about a $1.2 million funding increase in the upcoming 2023-24 budget but needs more money from the county government to make figures balance, Superintendent William Wells recently told the county school board.

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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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