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Monday, November 28, 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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Virginia's K-12 enrollment still not yet back to pre-pandemic levels

Enrollment in Virginia's public K-12 schools, which took a massive nosedive in 2020 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased this fall for the first time since then but has not yet bounced back to pre-pandemic levels. The state reported 1,263,342 students enrolled in Virginia's public schools this fall.

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Robotics teams advance to state championship in LEGO Robotics

Three teams from Martinsville City Public Schools (MCPS) advanced to state championships in LEGO robotics on Nov. 5. The elementary and middle school students gathered at Martinsville Middle School to compete in the regional qualifier tournament for the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) LEGO Robotics Challenge.

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With emerging sport status from the VHSL, high school girls wrestling in Virginia takes 'a great first step'

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Louisa County's Taylor Waddy started wrestling at a young age, squaring off against mostly boys.

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'Taking back the bus stops': Nonprofit's volunteers walk Norfolk students home in effort to curb gun violence

Volunteers from New Virginia Majority have spent the past month walking students home from bus stops in the St. Paul's community as part of a pilot program to curb gun violence in the area after parents reported hearing gunfire between 3 and 5 p.m. - around the same time children are returning home from school.

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Richmond school district to rename three schools named for Confederates

The Richmond School Board on Monday evening voted 5-3 to rename three schools that are named for Confederates: John B. Cary Elementary, Ginter Park Elementary and Binford Middle.

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Nine more Prince William County schools earn Purple Star designation

The Virginia Department of Education has recognized nine additional Prince William County Public Schools as 2022 Purple Star schools. The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation's military.

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Local pupil expenditures lag behind state | Carroll News

The Carroll County Board of Education received word per pupil expenditures from local funds continue to trail the State average and this gap for the period between fiscal year 2004 to fiscal year 2021, shows no signs of narrowing. "This is an annual report which comes out from the DOE (Department of Education).

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Danville Otterbots partner with Danville Public Schools to host Turkey Trot 5k

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Danville Public Schools partnered with the Danville Otterbots to host their second annual Turkey Trot 5K Thursday morning. The race began on the Otterbots baseball field and continued along the Riverwalk trail.

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Elkton Middle Students Give Thanks By Giving Back

It was the day before Thanksgiving break for the students of Rockingham County Public Schools. Many were likely finishing up work and projects and lesson units, while others were taking a break and watching a movie. But the students of Elkton Middle School were spending the day giving back to the community and giving thanks.

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Thomas Jefferson High School project getting a ride into space - WTOP News

Students at Fairfax County, Virginia's, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology have a lot riding on Saturday's planned launch of a SpaceX rocket. Students at the school built a satellite that the SpaceX cargo launch will deliver to the International Space Station. "This was not a kit.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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