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Thursday, December 14, 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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Prince William County School Board passes amendment to policy on naming schools, other facilities

The Prince William County School Board adopted an amendment at its Dec. 5 meeting that will revise its policy on naming schools and other facilities.

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SCPS to offer Saturday Academy from January-June 2024 - The Tidewater News

Southampton County Public Schools will offer a Saturday learning opportunity to provide additional educational support and opportunities for eligible students from January to June 2024.

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RCPS, Merck Partnership Helps Students Make Positive Choices

BRIDGEWATER A cashier mistakenly gives a customer too much change.

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1st phase of GHS renovation reaches completion - Gazette Journal

The first phase of the Gloucester High School renovation project is reaching its final stages and will be ready for school use by Jan. 3.

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Albemarle teacher using 'Swiftie' friendship bracelets to promote math and kindness

A sixth-grade teacher at Burley Middle School is receiving money from donors to teach math and kindness by letting her students make friendship bracelets inspired by Taylor Swift concerts.

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Chesterfield school board votes on keeping year-round school

The Chesterfield County school board voted Tuesday night on whether or not the county would continue with year-round schooling after testing the schedule at two elementary schools.

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Pay raise planned for some Clarke County Public Schools employees

BERRYVILLE - A 2% pay raise is planned for some Clarke County Public Schools (CCPS) employees at the start of the new year.

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Should Prince Edward schools completely ban cell phones?

The problem is something that's popping up in Prince Edward schools, at both the middle and high school. And it involves cell phones.

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School Board Approves 2 Percent Salary Increase - Virginia Star

Last Tuesday, the Scott County School Board met for their final meeting of the year where they voted to increase salaries for their entire county staff, recognized state athletics participants and said goodbye to two of their current board members.

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Camp Wonder Brings Hands-On Enrichment At Spotswood Elementary

The sound of counting rang out in the Spotswood Elementary cafeteria as a group of second and third-graders individually put multi-colored plastic bears into a tinfoil boat.

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Join us January 18, 2024 from 12pm-1pm for How Arlington County is Addressing an Increase in Students Needing Intensive Reading Support. In this webinar, Arlington County will elaborate on how to address a common issue for school divisions: secondary students needing intensive reading support. Participants will learn about the importance of an effective assessment system and the necessary steps a school division can take to accelerate student progress to proficiency in literacy. This session will address the steps to shift instructional practice towards the science of reading and structured literacy as required by the Virginia Literacy Act. Participants will learn division-wide action steps needed to make systemic changes in the following categories: leadership, professional learning, curriculum and instruction, student experience, and community engagement.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

January 22-23, 2024 - 2024 VSBA Capital Conference

Join us for an exciting two-day journey at this year’s Capital Conference! We have an array of engaging sessions and discussions lined up to provide you with valuable insights into the 2024 General Assembly.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond or Virtual

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

January 23, 2024 - New School Board Member and Superintendent Orientation

There are few elected or appointed positions as crucial to the future of our communities as school board members. VSBA is here to empower you in your new role and ensure you hit the ground running. In addition to the core curriculum, our VSBA Annual New Member Orientation Training recognizes the importance of your individual voice and your role within a governance team. We believe that your unique perspectives and contributions are invaluable to the success of your local school board.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond or Virtual

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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