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Monday, December 12, 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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Loudoun school board names interim superintendent after firing former leader

The Loudoun County Public Schools board has named an interim superintendent after firing Scott Ziegler from the position following the release of a grand jury report that called the ex-superintendent a liar.

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School divisions, facing buildings in disrepair, tap into new buckets of money - Virginia Mercury

According to state data related to school construction needs, Grayson, Franklin City, Martinsville, Bristol and Petersburg are the most financially strapped localities in Virginia.

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Fredericksburg schools seek student input on sustainability issues

Fredericksburg City Public School division leaders invited students from James Monroe High School to tell them how the school system is doing at taking care of the environment. The students attended the second meeting of the division's recently assembled E4 Consortium (environment, energy, efficiency, education) this week.

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Johnson Elementary School students start coding at a young age

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Some students with Charlottesville City Schools got an early start on learning how to code. Johnson Elementary School participated in "Hour of Code" this past week, where every student, no matter their year, got to learn how to use computer science efficiently.

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No new curriculum for RPS

Richmond Public Schools does not need a new curriculum - rather, teachers want autonomy in how to customize existing curricula for their classrooms, according to a 15-member task force.

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Online tutoring programs, security system upgrades in the works for Roanoke County schools

After the upcoming holiday break, Roanoke County schools may introduce new online tutoring for students at all grade levels, as well as security communications improvements for three county schools.

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Virginia antisemitism commission suggests focus on educational standards

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is considering a series of recommendations to combat antisemitism in Virginia, including more systematic collection of hate crime data and specific educational standards on Judaism and the Holocaust.

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Five-year enrollment projection downward in Bedford County schools

BEDFORD - Overall five-year student enrollment projections in Bedford County's public schools show decreases of varying degrees, according to data presented during Thursday's school board meeting. BCPS superintendent Marc Bergin said the most significant reason behind student enrollment decline is a lower birth rate.

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Murray Elementary's "Legacy Wall" honors an educator following name review

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Albemarle County community is celebrating a new addition at Murray Elementary School that honors its history after a long name review process.

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School boards to adopt policies that notify parents of sexually explicit content

Local school boards across Virginia are preparing to pass policies that will require schools to notify parents of any sexually explicit material included in their students' curriculum.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs

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.

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