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Monday, September 12, 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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Stafford school division hosts town halls on addressing 'growth crisis'

If six new public schools were built in Stafford County today, the school division in 10 years would be just as over-crowded as it is right now-if not more.

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Henrico Schools using out-of-state educators to ease staffing concerns

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico Public Schools are getting creative when it comes to meeting their students' needs. "The past couple of years with education has definitely made some changes, made us think outside of the box," Jackson said.

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Amherst schools to get six more school resource officers

All of Amherst County Public Schools' 10 school buildings are on track to have a school resource officer following the county's acceptance of a grant to fund six additional SRO positions.

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Police: 2 students were responsible for threat hoax at Admiral Byrd Middle School

Two 13-year-old students in Frederick County Public Schools are facing charges over "made up" threats of violence posted on social media that led to nearly half of Admiral Byrd Middle School's approximately 1,000 students staying home on Tuesday.

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Plans for new George Wythe High include open-concept gender-neutral bathrooms

The new George Wythe High School will have open-concept gender-neutral bathrooms in the front of the building.

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Northampton earns plum band grant - Eastern Shore Post

Northampton teacher Brad Ford has done the improbable: not only did he revive the middle and high school marching band, but on the first attempt he got a grant of more than $30,000 for musical instruments even though some applicants spend years on the waiting list.

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Youngkin, first lady present local nonprofit An Achievable Dream with Spirit of Virginia Award

Gov. Glenn Youngkin and first lady Suzanne Youngkin presented the Newport News-based nonprofit An Achievable Dream with the Spirit of Virginia Award at its Seatack Elementary location. The program operates in schools in Newport News, Virginia Beach and Henrico County.

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Mechanicsville HS students honor 9/11 victims

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (WWBT) - Mechanicsville High School students in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9808 to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Students placed 2,977 American flags in front of the high school, one for each person killed in the attacks.

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New Fairfax superintendent making rounds in 'listening tour'

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Michelle Reid will host community conversations across the school division through November to get to know various communities.

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Bedford County Schools share SOL data, plans to improve student achievement

Like many other school districts, Bedford County is working to recover from learning loss from the pandemic.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference to gain valuable insight into issues impacting education in the Commonwealth!

2022 VSBA Fall Superintendent Evaluation Workshop, October 4, 2022

Are you prepared to evaluate your Superintendent? Are you familiar with the recently revised performance guidelines? Register now for the Superintendent Evaluation Workshop to learn more about the newly revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents developed by the Virginia Department of Education.

2022 VSBA Title IX Workshop, September 27, 2022

With claims of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct hitting newsstands everywhere, Title IX coordinators and other senior staff need to be confident in their knowledge and enforcement of their divisions’ policies. Participants will learn the basics of Title IX, best practices regarding Title IX policies, and recent case law relating to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, employee training requirements, and more!

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students.

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