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Tuesday, August 23, 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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Families encouraged to submit applications to schools for free meals

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ/VDOE Release) - Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow is encouraging Virginia families to submit free meal applications to local schools. Virginia is expanding eligibility for free meals during the 2022-2023 school year through funding provided by the General Assembly in the state budget.

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Virginia sets a sweeping partnership for hard-pressed Petersburg

Virginia is stretching out a hand to one of its hardest-pressed cities - Petersburg - with a unique partnership that brings together state and local officials, businesses and nonprofits for a sweeping program for community development. "Why? Because Petersburg matters," Gov.

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'That's our legacy:' New deputy superintendent with Lynchburg City Schools hoping to build roadmap for the future

As Reid Wodicka strolled through the hallways of E.C. Glass High School on a recent Thursday afternoon, it was a chance for him to look back in the past and forward into the future at the same time.

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Botetourt County Public Schools excited for what this year has in store

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Botetourt County Public Schools wrapped up its first full week of school Friday. School leaders are excited for what the 2022-2023 year has in store. "It was a smooth opening.

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Parental Notification Policy Not On Agenda For School Board's Next Meeting

For everyone following the Rockingham County School Board's proposed policy on notifying parents of a student's request for a name change, you'll have to wait a little longer. At its Aug. 8 meeting, School Board met with legal counsel in closed session to discuss any laws or mandates currently in existence that could conflict with board member Matt Cross' proposed policy.

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Parents and teachers cautiously optimistic for new school year

Across the Washington region, thousands of children are getting ready to return to school. Teachers are preparing lessons and setting up their classrooms. Parents are booking last-minute doctor's appointments for children behind on routine vaccinations.

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Prince William schools making progress on hiring as new year gets underway

As the band played and cheerleaders shouted in front of Gar-Field High School Monday morning, senior Katherine Urrutia went through the first-day jitters for one last time as a Prince William County Schools student. "I'm a little bit nervous," she told InsideNoVa as students were just beginning to filter in ahead of the 7:30 a.m.

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Biscuit complaints bring Warner to Ridgeview Middle School

CLINTWOOD, Va. - It was complaints about bad biscuits that brought Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) to Ridgeview Middle School Monday. Last school year, Ridgeview seventh-grade teachers April Hay and Portia Fletcher noticed their teenage students were not eating breakfast. "Especially boys, when they are not eating, something is wrong.

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Stoney urges Richmond School Board not to fire Superintendent Kamras

In a series of tweets Monday morning, Mayor Levar Stoney warned the Richmond Public School Board not to fire Superintendent Jason Kamras following low student performance on the annual state accountability tests. The day after Standards of Learning exam results were released, the school board called for a special meeting to discuss student academics.

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Day on the river: Hampton teachers get ready to share learning experience

HAMPTON - Hampton City School teachers took turns holding the fish and little crabs caught in the net they helped pull up from the James and Hampton rivers. They even pulled up some dead man's fingers - a type of fungus often found in the river.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Skills for Leaders

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their leadership skills. Dr. Noal Cochran, our dynamic speaker, at the VSBA Conference on Education introduced this series with his keynote presentation, “Worry 'Bout Dem Der Gators in Da Water”— An Introduction to Leadership. This session is designed to help leaders identify their feelings and understand the connection to emotional responses from others. Attendees will learn the dynamics that motivate success and takeaway skills that can be directly applied to effective leadership.

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference where you will gain valuable insight into the issues that promise to have lasting impacts on the Commonwealth. This conference will inform and educate school board members as leaders discuss the Virginia Literacy Act, cyber security reporting requirements, a glimpse into how current events will influence the direction of the 2023 General Assembly, and much more.

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