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Tuesday, October 11, 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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92.1% of Virginia's public high school Class of 2022 graduated

For Virginia's Class of 2022, 92.1% of public high school students graduated, slightly down from the 93% figure for 2021 but higher than the Class of 2019's pre-pandemic graduation rate of 91.5%, according to state figures. In the Richmond region, Richmond Public Schools saw the largest decrease in its year-to-year graduation rates, down by roughly 4%.

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State: Fairfax on-time-graduation rate down slightly, but more earn advanced degrees

On-time graduation among members of Fairfax County Public Schools' Class of 2022 declined slightly from a year before, but more graduates earned advanced degrees, according to new state data. Fairfax's Class of 2022 saw an on-time-graduation rate of 94.2 percent, down from 94.6 percent a year before, according to figures from the Virginia Department of Education.

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Forum aims to 'empower' Virginia parents: 'It is imperative that parts are equipped'

RICHMOND, Va. -- The "Parents Matter Forum" in Richmond Sunday aimed to educate and empower parents about their rights when it comes to the Virginia Department of Education's policies. The discussion and informational session led by Advocates for Justice was centered around educating parents about a variety of things within the Virginia education system.

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Freeman High School community mourning death of teacher - The Henrico Citizen

The Freeman High School community is in mourning, following the unexpected death of social studies teacher Lara Curry. Curry died Oct. 8. Principal John Marshall announced the news to the school community Monday morning, calling her death "devastating" for everyone, especially the students enrolled in her classes this fall.

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Agriculture Day Returns To South River Elementary School

GROTTOES - After the world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, everything since has been working toward getting back to normal. Schools have worked especially hard to return students to a learning environment that resembles the one they experienced before the pandemic. For the most part, they've gotten there.

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HCPS board approves student member

Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) will be getting its first student board member estimated as early as January. HCPS Director of Communications Monica Hatchett presented a model policy to the school board that outlined a potential plan for a student member, who would serve in an advisory capacity.

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More than 90% of schools in Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park fully accredited

With Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration looking to tighten accreditation standards for the state's public schools, 98 of 107 schools in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park met full state accreditation requirements for the 2022-23 school year.

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Grown Here at Home: Teachers, Virginia Ag in the Classroom $500 grant deadline approaching

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - As Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom is celebrating 30 years of connecting children to agriculture, more is being offered now than ever before. "I feel like we grew 10 years in the last 18 months due to the pandemic, but the results of that have been a huge amount of web resources for our educators," said Tammy Maxey, executive director, Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.

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Petersburg schools holding job fair to alleviate bus driver shortage

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - After two months since the school year began, Petersburg Public School is responding to its bus driver shortage by holding a bus driver job fair at the Petersburg Public Library.

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Va. teacher of year committed to ESL students - Sun Gazette

Fabiana Parker, an English as a Second Language teacher at Thornburg Middle School in Spotsylvania County, was named the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year during a live-streamed announcement by Gov. Glenn Youngkin at the Patrick Henry Building on Capitol Square in Richmond. Parker was selected the preceding month as one of the commonwealth's eight [...]

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students.

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.

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