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February 28, 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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School Board discusses logos, VSBA legislation

At a recent evening retreat, the Warren County School Board considered a new division logo and discussed legislative positions it wants to take to the Virginia School Boards Association. Superintendent Chris Ballenger asked the board to decide from several logo semi-finalists and consider seeking community feedback.

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Orange County High School celebrates Ride Your Tractor to School Day

On Friday, February 24, some Orange County High Students opted to show up to school in style, riding high over Chevys and Toyotas on something better: John Deeres. The students celebrated the new tradition of Ride Your Tractor to School Day.

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Hampton students work with Hollywood actors on immersive theater experience

As educators from across the state come to Hampton next month for a three-day professional development conference on the "future of learning," the school division is excited to display some of its most innovative ideas.

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Henrico to pay bonuses at nine schools with high teacher vacancies

Henrico County will pay bonuses to teachers at nine schools with high rates of teacher vacancies in an effort to mitigate staffing issues. Henrico identified nine "opportunity schools" - mostly located in the county's eastern half - in which more than 25% of positions are either vacant or filled with provisionally-licensed staff.

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Survey reports more teachers are witnessing violent classroom incidents since pandemic

According to two surveys reported by EAB and the School Superintendent Association, the number of teachers reporting they have witnessed a violent classroom incident has doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Lynchburg City Schools holds career fair to fill open education positions

Teachers and staff from all elementary, middle, and high schools were there to recruit employees for the 2023-2024 school year. "We're looking for teachers, bus drivers, instructional assistants, support staff, you name it, we're looking for it here," said Crystal Edwards, Superintendent for Lynchburg City Schools.

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Richmond School Board sends budget proposal to city, requests $28.3M increase

Richmond Public Schools sent its final budget proposal to the city on Thursday, asking for an additional $28.3 million in funding, up from last year's $200.3 million appropriation from the city.

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FCPS will offer AP African American Studies at a few schools this fall

The College Board's much-debated course on African American identity and history will be available in three Fairfax County high schools this fall as part of a pilot program.

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Discrimination suit against Albemarle schools to proceed

A former Albemarle County assistant principal, who filed suit against the school board after she claims she was forced out of her job for raising concerns over mandatory anti-racism training, will get her day in court. A federal judge on Tuesday ruled the case will be allowed to proceed, in part.

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Teachers are seeing more disruptive student behavior in Virginia Beach and across the nation, superintendent says

Since students returned from winter break in January, Virginia Beach school administrators have sent nearly 60 messages home to families about threats to the school division, Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence said Monday.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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