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March 13, 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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Teacher Receives FCCLA Master Adviser Award

Nicholas Zimmerman, the Central High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher in Woodstock, was selected by the Virginia Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America as a recipient of the 2022-23 Master Adviser Award.

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Learning Lost: The pandemic's lasting effects on public schools in Hampton Roads

This is the first part of a two-part series about learning loss in Hampton Roads. Look for Part 2 on Monday. Helen Pryor remembers the day in March 2020 she and everyone else at Chesterfield Academy was abruptly told to go home to wait out the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mother, school board member slam RPS for lack of action in alleged sexual assault of preschooler

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Richmond mother, who pleaded for help last month after she says her five-year-old was sexually assaulted at school, is once again demanding action. That mother, Shayla Roberts, made another emotional plea before the school board Monday night.

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Board considers some options for new school

The city School Board held its first discussion Tuesday about naming the city's new intermediate elementary school and spent some time considering external color trim choices.

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Education funding still unclear: Prince William schools waiting on state

In a presentation to the School Board, Prince William County Schools Chief Financial Officer said the school system is being held harmless for about $800,000 it lost in state funding in fiscal 2023 due to a Virginia Department of Education calculation error through the "skinny budget" that passed the General Assembly last month.

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VB teachers get CPR training after NFL players collapse

It's just like any other weekday in the halls of this Virginia Beach City Public School, but the class in session is a bit different than usual. As the singing and humming of BeeGee's "Staying Alive" come from a classroom.]

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Fairfax Co. school system hits back at AG Miyares' claims that college prep program discriminates

Virginia's Attorney General Jason Miyares is accusing the Fairfax County Public Schools of "racially discriminating against children," after he said Cooper Middle School sent out a letter to parents offering a college prep program for students of certain racial or ethnic groups.

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6-year-old who shot teacher won't face charges, prosecutor says

The city prosecutor in Newport News, Virginia, said Wednesday that he would not seek charges against the 6-year-old boy who shot his elementary school teacher in January but has yet to decide whether any adults associated with the case could be held criminally liable.

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Spotsylvania school board holds first meeting since Kirk Twigg's felony forgery charge

The Spotsylvania County school board met for the first time since criminal charges were filed against school board member and former board chair Kirk Twigg.

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SRO to return to Albemarle County schools

Three years after they were removed entirely, a school resource officer is set to return to the halls of Albemarle County schools. Schools Superintendent Matthew Haas' request for a single officer - a $126,000 line item in the school division's $257.3 million funding request - has proven controversial.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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