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February 21, 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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Parents want a superintendent who's a confident and decisive leader, survey shows

King William County's new schools superintendent would likely start July 1, the school board chair said recently. The division is searching for a new leader after the school board terminated David White in December for unspecified reasons. Stacy Johnson, the former assistant superintendent, is currently serving as interim superintendent.

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Norfolk school year to begin before Labor Day in the fall

The Norfolk School Board voted for a pre-Labor Day start in the fall, adding to the growing list of Hampton Roads school systems opting for an earlier start. After several rounds of voting on the upcoming academic year's calendar, the board approved the option.

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How Hanover County is training tomorrow's teachers today

If you think Dalton Singer looks a little young to be a teacher, you'd be right. Singer is only a senior in high school. But there is a teacher shortage across the country and in Hanover County, there's an effort to not only bring more teachers into the fold, but motivated ones as well.

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Drug and alcohol use top concern of Stafford student body

Alcohol and drug use, specifically vaping, is a primary concern for students in Stafford County Public Schools, student representative Katherine Buckman told the School Board. Buckman, a junior at Mountain View High School, was seated in January as the board's first-ever student representative, along with alternate Maraki Solomon, a junior at Brooke Point High School.

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Lawmakers urge swift action to relocate Buchanan County school

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, both D-Va., along with U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va-09, urged the Army Corps of Engineers Friday to act quickly to finalize the Buchanan County Consolidated School Relocation Project.

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AHPS Drumming Up Enthusiasm for Band, Choir Programs

Teachers in Alleghany Highlands Public Schools are creatively drumming up enthusiasm for band and choir programs with full consolidation of schools coming in the fall. The main goal is to reinvigorate and grow student interest in band and choral programs at the secondary schools, and carry the momentum into the fall.

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Hurley High School students optimistic to return to building following October fire

Hurley High School students and teachers are optimistic they will be back in their building by the end of this school term. In October, a fire broke out at the high school, leaving portions of the building damaged.

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Alexandria School Board to ask city for SRO funding, votes for new safety measures

From more funding for SRos to new technology, the Alexandria School Board met Thursday night to discuss changes to keep students and staff safer.

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School board votes to oust Colonial Heights superintendent during emergency meeting

The Colonial Heights School Board voted unanimously during an emergency meeting Friday to part ways with Superintendent Dr. William Sroufe said. While the final vote was public, the discussion that led to it took place in private and the school board did not elaborate on the reason why they decided to oust Sroufe.

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Henrico Schools see 'noticeable' increase in disciplinary incidents since COVID

Henrico Public Schools are facing an increase in behavioral issues, a trend that's reflected in other schools both locally and nationally. All schools in Virginia are required by law to submit a breakdown of behavior incidents to the Virginia Department of Education.

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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.

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