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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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2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s school divisions. Participants will leave with many great insights and practical ideas. After the roundtable presentations, attendees will break into regional meetings to discuss pertinent issues coming up for their particular regions.

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Proposed RCPS Name Change Policy Gets Mixed Reviews

It was a packed house at the Rockingham County Administration Center on Monday for the School Board's meeting, with close to 100 people present. Nearly 20 people spoke during public comment and were mostly split in their support of a policy proposed by board member Matt Cross.

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Galax schools get electric buses

Galax City Public Schools can look forward to joining a trend that's likely to become the norm in a few years: electric school buses. Director of Operations Jeff Sharpe said that two new electric school buses, plus a charging station for each, are slated to come in November.

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Meadville Elementary School kindergarten instructor takes top accolade for division

A teacher who is "a blessing to the students, parents and fellow teachers at Meadville." Those are the words a colleague used to describe Melinda Hupp in a nomination of Hupp as Teacher of the Year. Hupp was named the 2022 Teacher of the Year for Halifax County Public School at a staff appreciation celebration at Halifax County Middle School Friday afternoon.

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Henrico's Top Teachers - 2022 - The Henrico Citizen

For the 11th time, the Henrico Citizen is proud to highlight the work and efforts of 20 outstanding teachers in Henrico County - from the pre-K through high school levels. Each year, we solicit nominations of worthy teachers, and each year it's an impossible task to select only 20 to profile in this section.

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Following executive director's death, Winchester Education Foundation sets new course

WINCHESTER - With its highest priority project completed and its executive director position vacant, the Winchester Education Foundation is ready for a reboot. "We did a retreat back in February - we hadn't done one in years - and really looked at what we wanted to do moving forward," Mady Rodriguez, president of the nonprofit foundation, said on Monday.

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WBL program helping CCHS students learn about careers

BERRYVILLE - Clarke County has a lot of young people interested in pursuing medical jobs. Shaine Coleman, work-based learning and transition coordinator at Clarke County High School, surveyed students to find out their career ambitions. A majority listed health care and veterinary science on their survey forms, he said.

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'Level funding' considered for Mathews schools

Amid concerns over financial pressures experienced by county residents due to inflation and skyrocketing fuel costs, coupled with a declining student population, several members of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors looked for ways to trim the school division's budget during a joint work session Tuesday night in the Mathews High School media center.

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Concerns raised over "unsuitable" stores near MHS *

At a special called meeting Monday, June 6, the Middlesex County School Board (MCSB) issued a "statement of concern" to the Middlesex County Planning Commission (MCPC) concerning a rezoning application of land in Saluda on U.S. Route 17, across the road from Middlesex High School (MHS).

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School divisions dealing with high gas prices

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Everyone is taking a hit from the high gas prices, including school districts trying to keep their school buses filled up. Even though some school systems, like Henrico County Public Schools, don't get fuel for their buses through regular gas stations like Sheetz or Wawa, they still feel the impacts of high gas prices.

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Rockingham County Schools implement Structured Literacy program ahead of Virginia Literacy Act

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - The Virginia Literacy Act was unanimously passed by the 2022 General Assembly. The act makes changes to early student learning by establishing evidence-based literacy instruction and science-based reading research. Rockingham County Schools started using this "structured literacy" teaching in 2021.

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Paid Webinar: Upcoming Changes to FOIA’s Rules on Electronic Participation in Meetings, June 23, 2022

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Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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