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February 22, 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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Waterman Elementary Presents Sensory Room

Waterman Elementary School third-graders Hunter Ritchie and Tre Peyton hopped like frogs across the room. They bounced on a yoga ball, and jumped on a trampoline, and belly flopped onto a bean-bag-style mat. They threw Velcro balls onto a toy dart board, did a bear crawl, and completed wall push-ups.

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Albemarle County Public Schools hosts 2023 Equity and Opportunities Fair

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle County Public Schools held its 2023 Equity and Opportunities Fair. The fair was a combination of workshops led by K-12 educators and hiring opportunities. The ACPS HR department conducted on-site interviews and community partners shared how they support students and staff.

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U.S. probe into racial bias in Henrico Schools prompts overhaul of gifted program

Matthew Docteur started kindergarten in Henrico County Public Schools in 2019-20, the year that COVID-19 hit. He misbehaved and refused to turn on his computer camera during virtual classes. He was acting out because he was bored, his mother says. His first-grade teacher knew early on that Matthew was gifted.

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Waynesboro officials hope to boost school salaries

Waynesboro school board members are focusing on employee compensation, addressing student needs and renovation projects as they continue to work on a budget for the 2023-24 school year. The proposed budget includes an average 5% pay increase for teachers and staff, Superintendent Jeff Cassell.

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B.M. Williams Primary School in Chesapeake dismisses early due to bomb threat

B.M. Williams Primary School decided to dismiss students early Tuesday, as police investigated bomb threats against the school and several individuals in Chesapeake. The school is located at 1100 N. Battlefield Blvd.

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Fairfax Co. schools gets $13.5 million to expand number of counselors, psychologists

Virginia's largest school system has been awarded a five-year, $13.5 million grant that will be used to expand its pool of school counselors, psychologists and social workers.

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Prince William County schools looking to draw teacher apprentices

Prince William County Public Schools is planning to join the growing wave of school divisions starting teaching apprenticeship programs next school year as part of a long-term effort to help teacher recruitment and retention.

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School Board updates policy, superintendent gives monthly report

The Botetourt County School Board has updated the leave and absence policy, extending to their employees the provisions of the State Sick Leave Plan for teachers plus certain supplementary provisions which provide additional security for employees during illness or emergency.

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New Kent school division names teachers of the year

John Aughenbaugh, a career and technical education specialist at New Kent High School, has been named the school division's Teacher of the Year. Aughenbaugh, the chair of the Career and Technical Education department, will represent New Kent County at the 2022-2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year competition.

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Warren County School Board tours LFK renovations

At a recent evening retreat, the Warren County School Board discussed ongoing renovations at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School and took one of what will be many tours of the facility this winter and spring to see the progress so far.

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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.

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