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Friday, January 5, 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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Ashburn Student Selected as Presidential Scholar for CTE

Briar Woods senior Raaga Kodali was chosen as one of Virginia's five nominees for the U.S. Presidential Scholars for Career and Technical Education.

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Citizenship and Leadership Go Hand in Hand at Covington Middle

Many adults remember taking U.S. Government, Civics, or other social studies classes during their school years.

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Carroll County Middle School recognized as the nation's top middle school FFA program

The middle school chapter of 436 students was named the 2023 National Middle School Model of Excellence winner at a national competition last month.

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No bags allowed at WJCC public high school athletic events

Along with the new no-bag policy, division administrators are requiring everyone at high school athletic events pass through weapons detection systems.

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Kinser brings dog therapy to Abingdon Elementary students

Feeling ruff? Students at Abingdon Elementary School benefit from dog therapy once a week from two very special pups.

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Caroline County Public Schools collaborates with tech company to improve school safety

Caroline County Public Schools (CCPS) has collaborated with tech company Status Solutions Network with the aim of enhancing school safety.

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Students of the Month recognized

Each month during the regularly scheduled meeting, the Cumberland School Board recognizes the Students of the Month for each school.

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Suffolk Public Schools celebrate harmonious talents

Suffolk Public Schools honored three students for being selected as part of the American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir.

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RCPS to consider solar energy at Cave Spring High School during Thursday meeting

Is solar power the future? Roanoke County Public Schools is considering a pilot project to provide solar energy to Cave Spring High School through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sun Tribe.

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Survey opens for Virginia Beach families to weigh in on new school calendar

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) has opened a survey for families to weigh in on possible school calendars for the coming 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

January 22-23, 2024 - 2024 VSBA Capital Conference

Join us for an exciting two-day journey at this year’s Capital Conference! We have an array of engaging sessions and discussions lined up to provide you with valuable insights into the 2024 General Assembly.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond 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

January 23, 2024 - New School Board Member and Superintendent Orientation

There are few elected or appointed positions as crucial to the future of our communities as school board members. VSBA is here to empower you in your new role and ensure you hit the ground running. In addition to the core curriculum, our VSBA Annual New Member Orientation Training recognizes the importance of your individual voice and your role within a governance team. We believe that your unique perspectives and contributions are invaluable to the success of your local school board.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond 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

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