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February 20, 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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Greensville County schools stress commitment to safety

Over the past few months, multiple schools in the Greensville County Public School district had a brush with tragedy - the kind of tragedy that has befallen far too many schools in the United States over the past decade.

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Digital tutoring program offers 24/7 support to Roanoke County students

Roanoke County Public Schools students have a new tool that will help them tackle their studies. The district invested in a digital tutoring program that offers free, 24/7 support to students in middle and high school.

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Amherst schools partner in program to improve chronic absenteeism

Amherst County Public Schools is participating in a program called ENGAGE Virginia, a free service aimed at helping address chronic absenteeism in the school division. "We've been having a few issues with attendance this year and our chronic absenteeism rates have been high," Marie Petrone, director of student/family wellness and attendance for ACPS, said during the Amherst County School Board's Feb. meeting.

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Norfolk mother charged after 6-year-old student brings handgun to Little Creek Elementary School

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Police charged a Norfolk mother after they say her 6-year-old child brought a handgun to Little Creek Elementary School Thursday. Police responded to the school around 3:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a report of a student having a weapon on school grounds.

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After-School Satan Club holds first meeting 'without incident' despite protesters at Chesapeake school, lawyer says

The After-School Satan Club held its first meeting at Chesapeake's B.M. Williams Primary on Thursday evening, according to the ACLU of Virginia. The organization and Heather L. Weaver, senior staff attorney for the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, are representing The Satanic Temple, which sponsors the club.

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Lynchburg City Schools opens a new Restorative Suspension Center

Lynchburg City Schools has opened a new Restorative Suspension Center (RCS). This center is working to help students in a new way.

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Montgomery County SRO creates calming room for students

Students at Belview Elementary School have a place designated for a cool-down period. "Sometimes they were just at a state of elevated emotions, or maybe they were just overstimulated in the classroom, so we created a space where they can come, calm down and get themselves returned to a learning environment," Belview's SRO Tracy Stephens said.

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First look at Waynesboro Schools unbalanced budget, proposed calendar

Waynesboro Schools has an unbalanced budget as of now The Governor's budget is very different than the House and Senate budgets Proposed calendar has school starting on Aug. 9 WAYNESBORO - Superintendent Jeffrey Cassell said he's never encountered a budget year like this one, calling the process "very confusing."

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Rising overdoses on school grounds prompt APS, School Board to act |

The following report was funded, in part, by the ARLnow Press Club. Become a member today and support in-depth local journalism. From 2019 until 2022, there were no reported juvenile overdoses on Arlington Public Schools grounds. In the first six weeks of 2023, there have been three, including one that was fatal.

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Loudoun school board will not release report on sexual assaults

The Loudoun County School Board voted this week not to release aninternalreport into the district's handling of two student sexual assaults, despitefrustration from community members and repeated calls for transparency. Fast, informative and written just for locals. Get The 7 DMV newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning.

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