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Thursday, October 19, 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.


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Listen to episode 53 of the VSBA School Board News podcast as Executive Director Gina Patterson and Deputy Executive Director Samantha Bosserman discuss the Be Kind Initiative and how school board members can get involved.

Listen to Episode 53 Here

APS middle and high schools to beef up security, attendance with e-hall pass system |

Next month, Arlington Public Schools is set to roll out a new, electronic campus management platform at a number of middle and high schools.

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Teacher honored for quick action; trustees ponder attendance moves - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

A fifth grade teacher at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School was honored by the School Board Thursday for saving the life of a student by administering the Heimlich maneuver.

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Dowdy and Looney recognized for exceptional teaching skills

Pam Dudding Contributing writer Craig County is a small division, yet it continues to hire teachers who possess a love of teaching children, especially for helping them excel in life.

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MCPS board gets deeper look into high school rankings

The Martinsville City Public Schools board got a break down of the U.S. New and World Report ranking of best high schools for 2022-23.

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HCPS board gets update on role of AI in schools

The Henry County School Board got an update on what artificial intelligence is and how it can be used as a tool in schools.

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Herald News Briefs: Prince Edward wins awards, schedules set

The Prince Edward County High School Marching Eagles competed on Saturday at the Godwin Marching Invitational.

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PCPS celebrates first Pulaski County Unity Day

Wednesday was the first ever Pulaski County Unity Day raising awareness for bullying.

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Hanover County Public Schools seeks input on school construction projects

Hanover County Public Schools (HCPS) is seeking input from students, teachers, staff, and families as part of its latest school construction projects.

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Hall of Famers inspire Petersburg students, sharing stories of hope

Hall of Fame athletes visited several Petersburg Public Schools to talk with students about their own stories and struggles with mental health.

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Henrico leaders at 'Próximo Pasos' event encourage Hispanic students to pursue opportunities beyond high school - The Henrico Citizen

Henrico Schools held its new "Próximo Pasos (Next Steps)" event for the county's Hispanic and Latino students at J.R. Tucker High School recently to promote different pathways after high school.

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Join us on Tuesday, November 14, at the Williamsburg Lodge for the VSBA Education Foundation Workshop. Whether you're an established education foundation professional or someone eager to kickstart a foundation in your school division, this workshop promises to ignite your passion for education and empower you with valuable insights. 

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

November 15-17, 2023 - VSBA Annual Convention

Don’t miss out on VSBA’s Annual Convention, the celebratory end-of-year gathering! This event is the largest meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia. Over the three day convention, attendees will hear from three different general session speakers, choose from over forty-five hot topic break-out sessions pertinent to public education issues, have the opportunity to meet with businesses dedicated to serving schools, and much more. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

Cost: $390 per registration. Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

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