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Wednesday, November 9, 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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Virginia report documents steep learning loss, teacher departures

Virginia must make up for steep learning losses in public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the state is losing teachers far faster than it is replacing them, a new study concluded on Monday, challenging lawmakers to invest more funds to retain school staff, while boosting math and reading achievement.

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Lynchburg City Schools looking to expand innovation model across middle schools

Lynchburg City Schools is looking into expanding its schools for innovation model at the middle school level as a part of the state's laboratory schools program, providing students with more focused education options at an earlier age.

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Professional day to learn innovative ways of teaching

"The idea is we want teachers to have some skills in that area to be consumers of what they're looking at," he said. "If they're picking a diagram to teach with or they're taking some other resource to look at it from the concept of will this help my students learn, will this focus on what they need to focus on?

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Virginia report shows more teachers leaving the workforce than entering it

Virginia has more teachers leaving the workforce than newly licensed teachers entering it, according to from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. Data show that 10,900 teachers left the workforce ahead of the current school year, while only 7,208 teachers with first-time licenses were hired.

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Richmond school principal raises awareness on women's rights in Iran - Richmond Standard

By Mike Kinney She may live more than 7,500 miles away from Iran, but Richmond elementary school principal Farnaaz Heydari hopes her voice will have an impact on her native Iran, where deadly mass protesting persists in the wake of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody.

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Work is ahead of schedule at new school

BRISTOL, Va. - Work on the city's new intermediate elementary school is ahead of schedule with the exception of a new access road. Exterior and interior walls are being erected, utility infrastructure is going into place and initial concrete floors are being poured in the nearly 100,000-square-foot $27 million structure.

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Town commission gives thumbs up to rezoning for Amherst high school renovation, addition

A planned addition and expansion project at Amherst County High School has cleared the first round of zoning approval from Town of Amherst officials. The Town of Amherst Planning Commission on Nov.

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What are the calendar options for Northern Va. schools, and what does that mean for snow days? - WTOP News

Welcome to the School Zone, WTOP's weekly feature about the latest topics and trends in education across the D.C. region. What to know about calendar options for some DC-area school systems What it is: The current school year is barely a few months old, but school boards across the D.C.

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Piedmont Arts is bringing poetry to middle and high school students

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Piedmont Arts in Martinsville is taking engaging poetry workshops to students in the area. The Harvest Youth Board recently gave $5,000 to Piedmont Arts to help fund their new Poetry to Lift us Up program. The program was started this year as an effort to improve literacy rates in Middle and High School students.

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Frederick County Public Schools adopts model policy on 'sexually explicit' curriculum

Frederick County Public Schools has adopted a policy that matches the Virginia Department of Education's model policy for "sexually explicit" instructional material. The policy takes effect Jan. 1 and reflects guidelines laid out by the department after Gov.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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.

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

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