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May 12, 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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Listen to episode 49 of the VSBA School Board News podcast as guest Fabiana Parker, Virginia’s 2023 Teacher of the Year from Spotsylvania County Public Schools joins Gina Patterson, VSBA Executive Director to discuss her journey in becoming an ESOL teacher, and her advice for aspiring ESOL teachers.

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Kaine, Warner try again to use historic tax credits for schools

Historic tax credits have helped to finance renovation of 1,200 buildings in Virginia in the past 26 years, including the future homes of regional governor's schools in Richmond and Petersburg. But the tax credits can't be used to renovate local school buildings to remain as local schools, an obstacle in the federal tax code that Sens.

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Excellent Educators: Charity Thomas

Excellent Educators is a WAVY-TV 10 initiative to celebrate local teachers who have gone above and beyond for their students and communities during the last academic year. These Excellent Educators were nominated by their school divisions. Congratulations to these educators for all of their hard work and accomplishments!

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Driver shortage forcing city schools to reevaluate bus service

WINCHESTER - Winchester Public Schools is trying to figure out the best way to deal with a worsening shortage of bus drivers.

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Richmond City Council invests in education in $3 billion yearly budget

Richmond City Council has officially finalized the 2024 Fiscal Year Richmond Government Budget which will take effect on July 1, 2023 and will last through June 30, 2024. The latest budget totals to just over $3 billion, which comes from state, local and federal funding, including fees and taxes.

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Va. Board of Education expedites extension of 15,500 teacher licenses

The Virginia State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved an emergency regulation to let the state extend 15,500 expiring but renewable teacher licenses for a year, until June 30, 2024. The move, which the board approved unanimously in a 12-minute meeting, extends renewable teacher licenses that were to expire on June 30.

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Computer science curriculum set to change in Virginia schools by 2026

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is starting the revision process for its K-12 computer science curriculum. A roundtable discussion with educators was hosted at Liberty High School on Wednesday. Department coordinators are looking for feedback on the existing curriculum and how it can be improved.

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Loudoun social media group, some allegedly tied to elected officials, threaten residents

Some Loudoun County residents were threatened, and one even lost his job after a social media group allegedly worked to dox them after the residents spoke out.

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Hampton student featured in CBS story on high school quiz bowl competitions

CBS News High school quiz bowl competitions have been around for more than half a century, offering students the opportunity to compete and showcase their knowledge on various topics. But the competitions now face an uncertain future as budget cuts and shifting priorities put pressure on quiz bowl programs to survive.

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National Child ID kits given out to Virginia middle schoolers

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Keeping your family safe is always a top priority, and now there's a new tool to help ensure you're prepared for the worst. Child ID kits can be essential in the first 24 hours if a child is abducted or goes missing.

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Virginian requests federal funding for state Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Fund - Virginia Mercury

The Virginia man who first proposed the creation of a state education fund to help former Black students denied an education under Massive Resistance is asking the federal government for $1 million to support it. Virginia's Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Fund was created in 2004 and expanded during the 2023 legislative session .

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Don't miss our next VSBA event

2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

2023 Conference on Education, July 13, 2023, Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

We will kick off the 38th annual VSBA Conference on Education with the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Ms. Fabiana Parker from Spotsylvania County Public Schools. Following her presentation VACORP will help present the 2023 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards. Next, join other school division leaders from across the state and choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s school divisions. Conference attendees will leave with many great insights and practical ideas. After the roundtable presentations, attendees will break into optional regional meetings to discuss pertinent issues and topics. During lunch, the annual VSBA Food for Thought 2023 winners will be announced. Attendees will also hear from the recipient of the 2023 Student Essay Scholarship. Please mark your calendars and register today!

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