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Friday, October 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.


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Tune in to an insightful journey with Gina Patterson, the Executive Director of the VSBA School Board News podcast, as she sits down with VSBA President David Woodard in our latest episode, Episode 54.

Click here to listen to Episode 54

Fredericksburg School Board hosts first-ever 'Students Speak Out' session at James Monroe High School

Bullying, cell phones, access to banned books, and accommodations for English-language learners and Muslim students are all issues of concern for students of James Monroe High School, according to those who spoke at Wednesday morning’s “Students Speak Out” session.

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Area students get financial literacy training with simulation

The United Way of Martinsville and Henry County held a financial literacy program for area high school seniors with its Dollars and Sense program.

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Schools to implement 'ALL In' plan with added state funding; CIP projects discussed

Gov. Glenn Youngkin's "All In VA" plan, enrollment numbers and the division's capital improvement projects were topics of discussion during the Nelson County School Board's Oct. 19 meeting.

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Northumberland schools earn full accreditation

by AnnGardner Eubank Although students have returned to the classroom and things are seemingly returning to "normal," the long-term effects of the pandemic are still looming as statewide test scores show low and concerning marks.

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Lynchburg City Schools adopts Classified Teacher Program

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Teachers are needed across the country and that’s no exception for some school districts in our hometowns.

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Some Prince William Co. teachers, students report feeling safer with weapon detectors in place - WTOP News

Every morning, teachers, administrators and over 1,000 students at Unity Braxton Middle School in Manassas, Virginia, walk through a weapon-detecting security scanner.

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Portsmouth superintendent provides update at first 'State of the Schools' since the pandemic

Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracy talked student achievement, learning loss and the school division's plan to create a new Career and Technical Education Center.

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Halifax County School Board gives step pay raise after all - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

Passage of a revised state budget has allowed the Halifax County School Board to carry out what trustees say was an unfulfilled promise to employees - a step pay increase that kicks in Jan. 1.

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Albemarle elementary school encouraging students to eat healthy

Albemarle County Public Schools is featuring locally-grown food in its cafeterias.

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Amazon gives behind-the-scenes tour of Suffolk's fulfillment center for local students, hosts Future Engineer Robotics Camp - The Suffolk News-Herald

According to a press release, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, Amazon took its investment in computer science and STEM education to the next level with its Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) Robotics Camp.

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Join VSBA's free live webinar, Hampton Roads Students Learn to Stand Up Against Stereotypes, on October 31, 2023 from 12pm-1pm where presenter Jessica Hawthorne, Vice President of Programs for the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, will delve into the crucial topic of creating inclusive school environments. This engaging session will provide participants with valuable insights and actionable strategies to promote diversity and belonging within educational settings.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

November 15-17, 2023 - VSBA Annual Convention

Don’t miss out on VSBA’s Annual Convention, the celebratory end-of-year gathering! This event is the largest meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia. Over the three day convention, attendees will hear from three different general session speakers, choose from over forty-five hot topic break-out sessions pertinent to public education issues, have the opportunity to meet with businesses dedicated to serving schools, and much more. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

Cost: $390 per registration. Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

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