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February 6, 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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Despite pushback, Board of Ed accepts draft history standards for first review

The Virginia Board of Education voted to accept for first review the newest draft of Virginia's hotly debated history and social science standards Thursday on a 5-3 vote. President Daniel Gecker, Vice President Tammy Mann and board member Anne Holton, all appointees of former Govs. Ralph Northam and Terry McAuliffe, opposed moving forward with the proposal over concerns that the introductory pages are too “political.”

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Meat and cheese company sponsors charcuterie club at Monacan High School

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Jack Cheatham, a senior at Monacan High School, wanted a way to bring his school together during the pandemic. "Charcuterie is awesome, and also, I noticed after COVID the school was a little bit more divided, there was a lot more cliques, and I wanted a way for people to meet new people, and I think this is a great way to do it," said Cheatham.

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Caroline School Board seats student representative

The Caroline County School Board seated a student representative last month, the division announced in its monthly newsletter. Caroline High School Junior Malayla Courtney was selected through an "extensive application and interview process" and was introduced to the community at the Jan. 23 School Board meeting.

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Virtual member: LCPS board member rarely attends meetings in person

For nearly 2.5 years, the presence of Denise Kofoid Corbo, At-Large, at Loudoun County Public Schools board meetings has been on a big screen. Corbo's virtual presence has worn thin with some board members including board Chairman Ian Serotkin, Blue Ridge, who has previously called on her to show up or quit.

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Cumberland School Board members meet the staff

Each month, staff members are recognized at the Cumberland County Public School Board. Several staff members were presented to Board members at a recent meeting.

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Ex-Richneck Elementary principal wasn't told of reports 6-year-old had gun, attorney says

RICHMOND - The lawyer for the former principal of Richneck Elementary School said Thursday her client was never told the 6-year-old who shot his first grade teacher may have had a gun at school that day. Pamela Branch, a Richmond attorney specializing in employment law, said some have inaccurately assumed that Briana Foster-Newton was among the school administrators reportedly warned about the firearm.

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F.C. School Board Votes 6-1 for Jerrod Anderson to Fill Slot

Out of a field of three applicants to replace departing member Phil Reitinger at a special meeting, the Falls Church School Board voted, 5-1, member David Ortiz dissenting, to elect Jerrod Anderson to fill the vacancy until the next regular election in November. There was a motion to appoint Anderson, the whole matter over in less than a minute.

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Urban Boards Alliance Webinar Series, Episode 1: Poverty and Public Education

Register today for episode 1 of the COSSBA Urban Boards Alliance’s Webinar Series, 'The Challenging Environments Impacting Today’s Public Education System.' that will highlight the impact poverty has on student success. This is a FREE webinar to all COSSBA members.

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Citizens sound off on threats to Black SCW students

Parents, grandparents and concerned citizens attended the Middlesex County School Board's special called meeting to address racial threats on social media that allegedly occurred toward Black students at St. Clare Walker Middle School. Parent Michael Hammond addressed the board and spoke of language used on social media, which resulted in a Sheriff's Office investigation.

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ACHS hosts Raider Ready Day

Appomattox County High School hosted Raider Ready Day, a one-morning event that introduces eighth graders from Appomattox Middle School to the various elective courses available for them to take when they reach the high school level.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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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