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Thursday, January 12, 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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Spotsylvania School Board holds first regular meeting of 2023

The Spotsylvania County School Board voted for new officers, approved changes to its code of ethics and policies and regulations surrounding harassment and how meetings are conducted during its first regular meeting of the year Monday evening.

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Caroline to offer AP African American Studies this fall

Caroline High School will join 200 schools across the country in piloting an Advanced Placement African American Studies course, the division recently announced.

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Coalition calls on Virginia lawmakers to fully fund public schools and increase teacher pay

A statewide coalition of parents, students, teachers and advocacy groups says Virginia is failing to adequately fund public schools.Advocates representing more than 20 organizations laid out their priorities in a press conference .

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Walker talks elected school board legislation, announces reelection campaign

Ahead of returning to Richmond for the opening of the 2023 Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Del. Wendell Walker has filed a bill that would provide a different path for the residents of Lynchburg to potentially elect their school board.

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Gilbert: House Seeks To Empower Parents, Address Mental Health System

Giving parents more control over their children's education, providing greater tax relief to individuals and corporations, and providing more mental health treatment options to Virginians are some of the items Gilbert, speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, plans to address at the General Assembly session.

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Update: More on reaction to Mark Miear opening up about Montgomery County firing

Former Montgomery County Superintendent Mark Miear appeared before his former school board Tuesday night where he finally broke months of silence on the events he said led to his dismissal last March.

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Longtime educator takes helm of VB School Board

Longtime educator Trenace Riggs took the helm of the Virginia Beach School Board on Tuesday night during the board's first meeting.

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Fairfax Co. schools making progress on security upgrades - WTOP News

Virginia's largest school system is making progress toward its goal of adding an additional layer of security to school entrances. Construction is scheduled to start this summer on security vestibules for at least 22 Fairfax County schools, according to school board documents.

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Virginia legislator wants to remove minimum standards for homeschooling

A new proposal from a Virginia delegate would roll back standards for homeschooling in the state, eliminating minimum qualifications and educational standards.

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Proposed legislation would get rid of snow days in Virginia schools

House Bill 1666 was introduced by Delegate Daniel W. Marshall III (R-14) on Jan. 9. VIRGINIA, USA - New proposed legislation would get rid of snow days in Virginia schools. School districts across the country transitioned to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs, January 31, 2023

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.

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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