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Tuesday, October 25, 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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Virginia School Boards Association Responds to Release of 2022 NAEP Scores; Results Reemphasize Ongoing Academic Recovery Efforts

Charlottesville, VA – The release of the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) offers a first look at the pandemic’s impact on fourth and eighth grade reading and mathematics since the assessment was last given prior to the onset of COVID-19 in 2019. Read More 

Lynchburg City Schools administration unveils 'State of LCS' report

Lynchburg City Schools Superintendent Crystal Edwards presented a first draft of the division's first "State of LCS" report, a document that provides an in-depth look at everything going on across the school system, to the school board this week.

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School board meeting has Laurel theme | Carroll News

The Leadership Team reviewed and selected Linda Edmonds, Special Education Paraprofessional at Carroll County High School. CCHS Principal Charles "Chuck" Thompson at the school board's October 11 meeting congratulated Edmonds on earning the honor for the month of September.

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Loudoun Co. school board set to begin name change reviews for 9 schools - WTOP News

Virginia's Loudoun County School Board is set to vote on a new school naming policy, and undergo a review of nine current schools' names that local researchers say have Confederate and segregationist ties. The school board on Tuesday is expected to approve a new policy for naming school facilities, to include both newly-built school facilities, as well as the renaming of current schools.

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Amherst School Board discusses committee's progress on explicit library materials policy

The Amherst County School Board is expected to be presented a policy to consider for sexually explicit material in libraries during its November meeting. In August, a committee formed consisting of Amherst County Public Schools educators, librarians and a few parents and community members to discuss guidance on a policy for such content.

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Approximately 670 students still absent after flu outbreak at Virginia high school

Approximately 670 students were absent from Stafford High School on Monday as a large swath of students continue to suffer from a flu outbreak that started last week. School division spokeswoman Sandra Osborn said in an email Monday that "a number" of students tested positive for flu.

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Youngkin decries sharp drop in Virginia's test scores in reading and math

Fourth graders in Virginia have suffered some of the largest declines in reading and math proficiency in the nation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly released national assessment. Gov.

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More than half a dozen bomb threats received at Hampton Roads schools; students sent home early

More than half a dozen high schools across Hampton Roads received bomb threats Monday, including four in Chesapeake. Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake received a bomb threat at 8:10 a.m., according to police. The building was evacuated and students were sent home for the day.

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Public Safety Forum Planned By Alexandria Schools

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Public safety in schools and the community will be discussed at a forum hosted by Alexandria City Public Schools and Alexandria Council of PTAs Wednesday. The public safety forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at George Washington Middle School.

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A first for Prince William County school workers: Education association says union elections to be held in January

Hours after the Prince William School Board passed collective bargaining rights for county schools employees, the Prince William Education Association announced that they'll be holding union elections for thousands of school workers beginning Jan. 3.

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Barack Obama Elementary School in Richmond celebrates 100th-year anniversary

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Barack Obama Elementary School celebrated its 100th-year anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 22, with a fall extravaganza featuring food, games, student performances and happy trips down memory lane. The school, which is located at 3101 Fendall Avenue in Richmond, was formerly known as J.E.B.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

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