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Friday, October 7, 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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Washington County Virginia Superintendent, Dr. Brian Ratliff announces retirement

Superintendent, Dr. Brian Ratliff announced his retirement at the Washington County Virginia School Board meeting Thursday.The Washington County Virginia School

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BCPS schools are fully accredited

All schools in Bedford County Public Schools (BCPS) are fully accredited, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Earlier this month, BCPS projected it would earn full accreditation based on internal reports and testing data. The state's data confirmed this projection.

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Fairfax County SAT Scores Continue to Surpass State and Global Averages

FCPS seniors in the class of 2022 continued to perform well above the state and global averages on the SAT. 

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Virginia high school student feeds community through 'Mummies for Mouths' project

A Fairfax County student is getting in the Halloween spirit with a project that helps feed the community.

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Frederick County Public Schools decides to revisit dress code policy

The Frederick County School Board voted Tuesday night to revisit the school division's dress code policy, focusing on the regulation that concerns the enforcement of dress code protocol. Board member Ellen G. White, who represents the Redbud District, made a motion to review a specified section of code within the student conduct handbook.

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Nelson County High School FFA gearing up for Drive Your Tractor to School Day

LOVINGSTON, Va. (WDBJ) - Traffic in Lovingston will make way for a parade of tractors Monday. The Nelson County High School FFA will hold its annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day. Alumni and students will drive their tractors down Route 29 in a police-escorted parade.

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Hurley High closed for repairs; classes relocated

Hurley High School students are moving back where they began their education - at the combined elementary/middle school in the remote community in Buchanan County, Virginia. This move on Monday comes after a mysterious fire erupted in the ceiling of the 53-year-old Hurley High School around noon on Tuesday.

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CCPS reports that 100% of schools are accredited - Chesterfield Observer

The Virginia Department of Education announced on Sept. 22 that every Chesterfield County school is accredited for the 2022-23 school year. Chesterfield County Public Schools reported this is the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that Virginia has used Standards of Learning pass rates to assess school accreditation.

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What consequences could Virginia schools face if they don't adopt proposed transgender policy?

RICHMOND, Va. -- In a Monday night meeting, the Richmond Public School Board rejected a proposed policy that would change the rights of transgender students in Virginia schools. So will the school district be penalized for the motion?

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Portsmouth School Board candidates focus on skills-based education, learning loss

PORTSMOUTH - Five candidates are vying for four seats on the Portsmouth School Board. Across the ballot, supporting vocational education programs is among the top priorities for the school division. Incumbents Melvin Cotton Jr., Tamara Shewmake and Cardell Patillo are running to keep their seats. Arnette McSwain and Quniana Futrell are newcomers.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students.

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.

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