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Wednesday, October 19, 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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Many rural schools lack access to local food-this southwest Virginia program is working to change that

President Biden recently announced he wants to end childhood hunger in the U.S. by 2030, and increase access to nutritious foods. One of the strategies he announced is to provide more federal funding for schools who buy locally sourced fruits and veggies. But there are logistical challenges to connecting farmers with cafeterias.

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Richmond school board to discuss possible cell phone ban after research shows violent threats among students

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Some Richmond school leaders say making schools a phone-free zone could prevent violent threats among students. The research, uncovered by the Digital Working Group, shows students accessed and created thousands of harmful content last school year using different platforms. Jonathan Young, a Richmond school board member, said there will be a discussion about the research at Monday night's school board meeting.

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Virginia School's Spanish Immersion Program Begins in Kindergarten | NBC4 Washington

In a growing global economy, speaking a second language has become more important than ever. St. Ambrose Catholic School in Annandale, Virginia, is giving kids a head start with a new dual-language Spanish immersion program. News4's Megan McGrath reports it starts in kindergarten with half the day's lessons given entirely in Spanish.

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Roanoke City Public Schools is trying to increase security district-wide

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Five years ago, they had five SSOs at every high school. Today, they have added one at almost every middle school. But have never had any at the elementary level. Every morning when students arrive at Breckinridge Middle School; they get the same greeting from the school's security officer or SSO Mohammad Soltani.

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RPS teachers chosen for new curriculum task forces

Richmond Public Schools has unveiled its three task forces, each charged with taking a deep dive into either the division's reading, math or science curriculums. Earlier this month the Richmond School Board voted 5-4 to approve creating working groups to review the division's reading, math and science curriculums with the intention to develop a three-year plan to address curricula concerns, beginning in the 2023-24 academic year The three groups, each made up of 15 staff members, are scheduled to meet four times between Oct.

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Local Educators Take Home Economics Teaching Awards

ELKTON - It's a weird thing to wrap your head around, but many children today have little or no interaction with paper money and coins. They see their parents use debit and credit cards, but paying with cash is so uncommon for many households that children just don't see it on a regular basis or ever.

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Fairfax Co. considering recruiting teachers from Barbados to address shortage - WTOP News

Leaders in Virginia's largest school system are working with the Barbados Ministry of Education to explore the possibility of recruiting teachers from the Caribbean island to address its staffing shortage. In an email to the Fairfax County School Board, obtained by WTOP via a Freedom of Information Act request, Superintendent Michelle Reid said the county is exploring "forming a partnership in an effort to bring qualified teachers to Fairfax County."

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Virginia launches social media campaign to recruit teachers - WTOP News

Virginia is harnessing the reach of social media to recruit teachers with a new campaign to address the ongoing teacher shortage. The Virginia Department of Education launched a one-year social media campaign called "Become a Teacher," which includes targeted ads on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Student-run production elevates the 'Jungle' atmosphere

Louisa County High School took a great show and made it even better by having students produce a Friday night production at the home football game.

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Virginia outdoor education program receives national award

Students attending Hampton City Schools in Virginia live on a peninsula bounded by the James and York rivers that juts into the Chesapeake Bay. Yet "some of our students had never left their neighborhoods, let alone been on a boat," said Janice Richison, science curriculum leader for the school district.

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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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