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Tuesday, July 11, 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.


RRMM Architects is a proud supporter of the Virginia School Boards Association.

RRMM Architects is committed to our mission of creating great places to live, work, play and learn. For over 35 years, we have considered it a privilege to successfully serve school systems across the Commonwealth, providing award-winning learning environments for children, educators and the community.

Join us at the 2023 Conference on Education this Thursday at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump! Visit the VSBA website to view all titles of the Mini-Workshops and don't forget to register with your local school board clerk today. Titles include Avoiding FOIA Pitfalls, Flying Unmanned Aircraft, Implementation of a Recovery Academy, Working for Your Future, and many more!


The conference will also feature the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Ms. Fabiana Parker from Spotsylvania County Public Schools, as well as award presentations for the VSBA Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards, VSBA Food for Thought Awards, and VSBA 2023 Student Essay Scholarship Awards.


Conference attendees will leave with many great insights and practical ideas.

Visit the Conference on Education Webpage

VSBA, VASS Joint Statement On

Release of JLARC K-12 Funding

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) released its report on Virginia’s K-12 Public Education Funding Formula today at a commission meeting in Richmond. This study was a directive passed in the 2021 session of the Virginia General Assembly which asked the commission to provide an accurate assessment of the costs to implement the Standards of Quality.

Click Here to View the Full Statement
Click Here to Download the PDF

Annandale teacher honored for his work with special ed students

FCPS honored Jae Lee, the special education dean at Annandale High School with a 2023 First-Class Award for Excellence in Special Education.

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Back to school vaccine clinics planned throughout Southwest Virginia

WISE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) - Health districts across Southwest Virginia are offering school-required vaccinations for students in grades 7-12. A release from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) states both the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts will be hosting the clinics at each of their health departments.

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Two Hampton Roads school divisions receive grants for welding, nursing programs

Chesapeake and Hampton schools were among 24 school divisions to receive the $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education.

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County schools get $125K for high school program

Halifax County Public Schools will receive $125,000 to modernize the electricity and automotive programs at the high school, the Virginia Department of Education announced Thursday.

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Louisa County Public Schools receives Innovative Practice Award from the Virginia Board of Education

Louisa County Public Schools was one of seven schools state-wide to receive an Innovative Practice Award from the Virginia Board of Education.

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Stafford schools awarded CTE grant focused on skilled trades

Stafford County Public Schools was among 24 school divisions awarded a $125,000 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Skilled Trades Grant from the Virginia Department of Education. The one-time funds will be used to implement a plumbing and HVAC program at Stafford High School.

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Crozet Elementary teacher using grant funds to start new drumming program

The Shannon Foundation has been giving out grants ever since it was established in 1990.

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State Superintendent visits Roanoke Co. Schools

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction visited Roanoke County Public Schools Thursday morning.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

2023 Conference on Education, July 13, 2023, Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

Join us for the 38th Annual VSBA Conference on Education, commencing with a keynote address by Ms. Fabiana Parker, the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Following Ms. Parker's presentation, we have VACORP assisting us in presenting the prestigious 2023 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards. Next, leaders from various school divisions across Virginia will convene to participate in a range of engaging mini-workshops. These workshops will showcase successful practices implemented in Virginia's school divisions, offering valuable insights and strategies for all attendees. After the roundtable presentations, participants will have the opportunity to partake in optional regional meeting. During the lunch break, we will announce the winners of the annual VSBA Food for Thought 2023 awards. Additionally, we are privileged to have recipients of the 2023 Student Essay Scholarship address the audience.

Don't miss out! Register today to secure your spot and be a part of the 38th Annual VSBA Conference on Education.

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