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Wednesday, September 21, 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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Hampton to offer free swimming lessons at new Aquaplex to all the city's second graders

HAMPTON - Every second grader in Hampton City Schools will have swimming lessons at the new Aquaplex facility, starting in January. The program, a partnership between the city and the school district, will provide five free lessons to students in the five basic skills of swimming: water comfort, breath control, floating, kicking and strokes.

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Board to get update on design and cost of new high school

The Halifax County School Board will receive details on the design of the new Halifax County High School as well as a cost review of the project when they meet Wednesday evening. The special meeting is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex.

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School bus crash draws attention to driver shortage

A school bus accident on Rio Road and Hillsdale Drive last Wednesday has raised questions about the shortage of bus drivers in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The bus driver was cited for failing to yield while making a left turn, striking a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was treated for minor injuries.

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Virginia Beach teacher selected as 'key influencer,' takes flight with Blue Angels

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Since 1946, the Elite Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, have represented the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through precision, and the power of naval aviation. On Wednesday, News 3 Anchor Erin Miller was the only local news reporter/anchor selected to fly with the Blues.

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Narrows residents call on Giles County Public Schools for transparency during consolidation discussions

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - "This will be a tremendous setback for our community, so please give us your support on this and give my grandkids the same opportunity that my kids had in going to the best school in the state of Virginia," said the first resident to speak at Thursday night's Giles County School Board meeting.

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CTE students to help build ZNE home

"Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley and Atmos Energy are partnering to create Virginia's first-of-its-kind ZNE home on Stafford Drive in Dublin," said Kim Snyder, resource development director for Habitat. "This project provides a family in the NRV with an affordable and energy-efficient home."

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So far this school year, GW reports 10 assault incidents to Danville police

The day after Labor Day, a fight broke out at George Washington High School during a lunch period. An official - described only as the director of safety and security - stepped in to break it up. He was knocked down and his gun exposed. A security officer quickly recovered the weapon.

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New Jersey superintendent to lead Montgomery County schools

CHRISTIANSBURG - A New Jersey superintendent will be the new leader of the the Montgomery County Public Schools. The county School Board approved the hiring of Bernard F. Bragen Jr. Tuesday night. Bragen, whose selection was approved on a 6-1 vote, comes about six months after the board's unanimous dismissal of former Superintendent Mark Miear.

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Northern Va. school systems still reviewing new policies on transgender students - WTOP News

School systems in Northern Virginia say they're reviewing proposed state policies that would change the rights of LGBTQ students in schools. Proposed Virginia Department of Education policies released Friday would require students to use programs and facilities that "match the sex they were assigned at birth" and would require parents to consent to their children changing their names and genders at school.

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Hampton Roads schools received false shooting threats, police say

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - Police are now investigating after two schools in Hampton Roads received threats Monday. Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Suffolk was the target of a false active shooter threat on Monday, police say.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

VAcorp Cyber Liability Coverage webinar, Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Cyber threats continue to evolve, with no organization immune to cybercrime. In celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, VAcorp is hosting a live Cyber Liability Coverage webinar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. This webinar is open to VAcorp coverage program participants.This one-hour training program offers a basic introduction to the world of cyber liability coverage while focusing on the practical steps you can take as an organization to prepare and respond to a cyber event. 

2022 VSBA Fall Superintendent Evaluation Workshop, October 4, 2022

Are you prepared to evaluate your Superintendent? Are you familiar with the recently revised performance guidelines? Register now for the Superintendent Evaluation Workshop to learn more about the newly revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents developed by the Virginia Department of Education.

2022 VSBA Title IX Workshop, September 27, 2022

With claims of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct hitting newsstands everywhere, Title IX coordinators and other senior staff need to be confident in their knowledge and enforcement of their divisions’ policies. Participants will learn the basics of Title IX, best practices regarding Title IX policies, and recent case law relating to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, employee training requirements, and more!

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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