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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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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Former area educator named as a 2023 Superintendent to Watch

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt has been selected as a 2023 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).

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Martinsville Teacher of the Year gets surprised with new car

They say her teaching style and connection with her students are what makes her the teacher of the year.

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'Always served the school board with heart': Nick Collins reflects on public service

Twenty-four years ago, a VMI graduate who attended on football scholarship ran for election to his local school board.

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Chesterfield breaks ground for $51 million project to replace elementary school

On Friday, Jan. 19, school and county leaders broke ground for a $51 million project to replace Davis Elementary School, located at 415 S. Providence Rd. in Midlothian.

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Health sciences summer program for Virginia high schoolers returns after 4-year hiatus

The program allows students to experience university campus life while they participate in hands-on learning activities involving real-world scenarios that will deepen their understanding of the medical field.

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Richmond student faced violence before graduation slaying, report says

An investigation into a deadly shooting after the Huguenot High graduation in June found that school staff were told about past threats toward a victim in recent years, but failed to alert others.

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All contracted positions with SCPS receive 2% raise

The Southampton County School Board approved at its Jan. 8 meeting a 2% salary increase for all contracted positions in the division effective January 2024.

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Scholastic bowl team advances to region tournament

Pulling off a three-peat, Halifax County High School's scholastic bowl team captured the Piedmont District Tournament win Thursday night and now heads to the regional tournament this weekend.

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Budget work session shows how FCPS pay compares to nearby divisions

Comparisons between Frederick County Public Schools' pay scale and that of divisions within a 30-mile radius presented at Wednesday night's School Board work session prompted discussions on how to make

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Atlee High School math teacher Avanti Yamamoto named Hanover County Public Schools Teacher of the Year

Atlee High School math teacher Avanti Yamamoto was named Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) Teacher of the Year.

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Join us January 30, 2024 from 12pm-1pm for Fostering Community Partnerships to Improve Student Health and Wellness webinar. School divisions know student health, wellness, and educational success are interdependent, and therefore require a comprehensive approach. In this webinar, learn how the Williamsburg Health Foundation and Williamsburg James City County Public Schools joined forces to optimize outcomes. By creating a synergistic partnership, school divisions and community organizations can provide effective and cost-efficient solutions in every community.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

February 27, 2024 - Title IX Workshop

During the initial part of the workshop, participants will delve into the fundamentals of Title IX, adopt best practices related to Title IX policies, and explore recent case law pertaining to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, and employee training requirements. Attendees will leave armed with tools to identify, prevent, and investigate claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

In the latter half of the workshop, Sands Anderson will deliver the mandated training for Investigators and Decision-Makers, offering board members insight into these crucial roles. The federal Title IX Regulations, effective since August 2020, necessitate basic training for school division employees. Moreover, “Level II” training is mandated for professionals assuming the roles of Investigators and Decision-Makers as per the Regulations. This segment of the workshop will not only cover the foundational training but will also concentrate on specific areas required for this subset of professionals. Topics include proper investigation techniques, maintaining impartiality, relevance considerations, the integration of technology in hearings (if conducted), and understanding the scope of divisions’ educational programs. This second half is tailored to fulfill the Level II training requirements.

Location: VSBA Office or Virtual

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

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 2024 March Hot Topic Conference

Join VSBA for an Extraordinary Saturday Hot Topic Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge! We’ve listened to the needs of our valued membership and are thrilled to invite you to wake up with VSBA on a Saturday for an unforgettable day of growth and connection. This conference introduces you to “The Trust Edge Experience,” a trusted methodology employed by name-brand companies worldwide. Discover how it empowers organizations to cultivate high-performing teams while establishing a common language that enhances connection, clarifies objectives, and boosts productivity.

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

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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