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Friday, November 3, 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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Henrico County Public Schools wins 26 national awards for innovative programs - The Henrico Citizen

Twenty-six Henrico County Public Schools programs have been recognized in the 2023 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards.

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Cultivating nutrition

Since its inception in October of 2011, the LCPS school garden project has grown into a fruitful way for students to harvest and taste-test their own produce.

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Youngkin issues executive order to act on overdoses in schools

After at least eight students from a single Loudoun County high school overdosed last month, Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order Wednesday night directing the Virginia Department of Education to "take immediate action regarding overdoses in Virginia's public schools."

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McLean Area Schools Named Purple Star Schools In 2023

McLean Area Schools Named Purple Star Schools In 2023 - McLean, VA - The Virginia Department of Education has named its latest round of Purple Star Schools that meet the needs of military families.

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A heated battle in Virginia's largest school district tests the strength of 'parent rights' activism

Fairfax County parents helped propel Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin to victory. Now they face an uphill battle to break the Democratic blockade on the school board.

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This 'kind, loving' Virginia PE teacher's mission has raised thousands 'keeping the passion'

For 23 years, Christina Luntzer has made helping kids get healthy a part of her life as a physical education teacher.

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'Back to normal': Next Va. budget faces big bills for Medicaid, education

Virginia is likely to face big bills with less money to pay them in the next two-year budget, as the state emerges from the COVID-19 public health emergency with less federal money available to spend and more pressure on the state tax revenues.

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Mother's lawsuit against Appomattox schools says division failed to notify her of child's gender

An Appomattox County woman is suing the county's school board, the school division's superintendent and two school counselors in federal court, claiming her parental rights were violated.

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Half of school divisions submitted 'ALL In VA' plans to Youngkin administration

About half of Virginia's school divisions have submitted spending plans to the state for Gov. Glenn Youngkin's ALL In VA plan.

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Franklin City Public Schools officials give positive review of intersessions - The Tidewater News

Franklin City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carlton Carter has been exploring the option of year-round schools at the elementary and middle school levels in Franklin, and a component of this kind of schedule could be what is known as an intersession.

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Join us for our 18th Annual Student School Board Representatives Workshop to be held on November 15 at the Williamsburg Lodge in the Allegheny Room. Student Board Representatives, do not want to miss this workshop!


To kick off the workshop, student's will hear from Mr. Joseph Washington on how to turn average into action. Following the keynote presentation, Mr. Bill Bradley will be leading a group discussion on "Ideal Workspaces, Where Do You Work Best". To close out the day, presentations include two interactive sessions that will be sure to get some excitement from the audience when they are tasked to complete a Policy and will compete head to head in School Board Governance Jeopardy.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

November 15-17, 2023 - VSBA Annual Convention

Don’t miss out on VSBA’s Annual Convention, the celebratory end-of-year gathering! This event is the largest meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia. Over the three day convention, attendees will hear from three different general session speakers, choose from over forty-five hot topic break-out sessions pertinent to public education issues, have the opportunity to meet with businesses dedicated to serving schools, and much more.

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

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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