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Monday, July 4, 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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Kids have stress, too: Portsmouth elementary school brings mindfulness and ways to combat stressors to the classroom

As her Churchland Academy Elementary students faced COVID learning loss, community traumas and rising gun violence, first-year principal Karla Jakubowski knew she wanted to address social and emotional learning. Coach Jenson Admiral Baker, a longtime physical education teacher, had a solution: mindfulness.

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Warren County School Board OKs budget with bonuses, raises

The Warren County School Board adopted next year's budget on Wednesday night that gives employees 5% pay raises and $1,000 bonuses. School Board members voted at a special meeting to adopt its fiscal 2023 budget of $69,007,344 - $53,243,512 for system operations, $12,371,642 for capital improvements and $3,392,190 in the cafeteria fund.

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Smyth after-school program a success, enrolling students for upcoming year

From giving parents an affordable option for after-school child care to helping students perform better in the classroom, the Smyth County Explorers program earned a successful first-year review from its coordinator and county officials last week. While assessing its performance, the after-school program is already enrolling students for the coming school year.

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Clarke school board initially OKs learning materials removal policy

BERRYVILLE - Clarke County Public Schools is reconsidering how learning materials some people find objectionable may be considered for removal from schools. Monday night, the School Board voted 4-1 to adopt on first reading several revised or new policies, one of which is titled "Removal of Materials from Use."

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New Superintendent Sworn In At Fairfax County Public Schools

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA - The leadership transition has been made at Fairfax County Public Schools as Michelle Reid was sworn in as the new superintendent Thursday. At the start of July, Reid assumed the role, replacing Scott Brabrand.

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Nelson supervisors' approval of budget with less school funding causes conflict at school board meeting

Tension between the Nelson County School Board and Board of Supervisors over a recent budget increase rollback led to a confrontation after a school board meeting that a sheriff's deputy stepped in to help handle.

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City Schools Enrollment Could Be Higher Than Predicted

For many years, Harrisonburg City Public Schools and school divisions across the commonwealth have relied on the Weldon Cooper Center in Charlottesville to predict future enrollment figures. Predicting future enrollment is important for a number of reasons.

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Waynesboro's RISE building students' confidence through summer program

WAYNESBORO - It was a nerve-racking experience for Saryah Mandujano Thursday night. The 11-year-old described herself as a "really shy person," so standing in front of a room full of people for a debate was not something with which she was entirely comfortable.

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Radford University to offer cybersecurity courses for high schoolers

An expansion of Radford University's cybersecurity program will make online programs available this fall that could lead to high-paying and in-demand jobs. The university's Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab is expanding its course offerings to junior and senior high schoolers and K-12 teachers, said Matt Dunleavy, executive director at the lab.

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Cause of Fox Elementary School fire undetermined

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Several months after a massive three-alarm fire tore through Fox Elementary School in February, the Richmond Fire Investigations Unit completed their investigation into the cause of the blaze. In their evaluation, investigators classify the fire as accidental, but they couldn't determine an exact cause and clarify that there is no evidence to support any criminal activity involved.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Paid Webinar: Parliamentary Procedure Lunch and Learn, July 12, 2022

Join us for a live webinar on Parliamentary Procedure on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. This webinar will provide a brief overview/refresher of Robert’s Rules of Order. Upon the conclusion of...

2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022

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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