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Friday, April 29, 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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Update: Legislature split on governor's amendment to move Loudoun County School Board election to November

The Virginia Senate rejected the governor's amendment to move up the Loudoun County School Board Elections for all nine seats a year earlier to November after the House of Delegates accepted it during Wednesday's veto session in Richmond. The amendment passed in the House, 51-48, but failed 18-22 in the Senate after nearly an hour and half of deliberations between both chambers.

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'This is about action': Debate continues after Richmond School Board votes against rezoning proposal for River City Middle School

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - An emotional and heated debate about a rezoning proposal for River City Middle School continues after the Richmond School Board voted 5-4 against the plan during their meeting Monday night.

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Prince William School Board again delays deadline for union to present signatures in organizing effort

The Prince William County School Board has once again moved the deadline for the county's teacher's union to present the signatures it collected in support of collective bargaining, this time saying the union has until May 4 to present its union cards for verification.

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Grooms named county Teacher of the Year

Katrina Grooms, a 4th grade teacher at New London Academy (NLA), is Bedford County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Grooms has been with the division as a teacher for 15 years. She previously taught at Huddleston Elementary School from 2000-2008 and was honored as the 2005 Huddleston Elementary Teacher of the Year.

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Virginia schools look to fill over a thousand teacher vacancies

RICHMOND, Va. - Krysti Albus taught multiple subjects for 20 years and now teaches early childhood special education. She saw many colleagues leave the classroom in the middle of the year for better-paying corporate jobs.

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CCHS students design cart, win Widget Cup competition

BERRYVILLE - For the second time, a team of students from Clarke County High School (CCHS) has won first place in the regional Widget Cup competition. The problem-solving and design contest was held April 7 at the Shihadeh Innovation Center in Winchester.

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Bristol, Va school leaders create "Fentanyl Awareness Day" to prevent student deaths

BRISTOL, Va--The Bristol community has seen a significant rise in overdoses and deaths related to Fentanyl, and now school leaders are working to prevent student drug overdoses. Since the pandemic began, the Bristol Virginia Fire Department/EMS has responded to over 200 overdose calls, many related to Fentanyl.

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Roanoke City Public Schools names 2022 "Teacher of the Year"

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - It was a special night at The Jefferson Center as Roanoke City Public Schools took the time to celebrate its teachers. One teacher from all 28 schools earned individual honors as "Teacher of the Year." Eboni Harrington, the 2021 Teacher of the Year welcomed the teachers to the event.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 3, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students.

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