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Wednesday, June 22, 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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2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s school divisions. Participants will leave with many great insights and practical ideas. After the roundtable presentations, attendees will break into regional meetings to discuss pertinent issues coming up for their particular regions.

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5 Richmond-area elementary schools win thousands in Papa John's contest

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Four Henrico County elementary schools and one Chesterfield County elementary school were awarded thousands of dollars from Papa John's Dollars4Dough4.0 competition. These schools achieved this by reaching at least 250 Papa John's orders from teachers and students during the school year and having the highest percentage of participation based on student count.

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Two County School Board Members Say They Oppose Parental Notification Policy

Rockingham County School Board member Matt Cross proposed a policy that would make it a requirement for teachers to inform parents when a student asks to be called a name other than the one on the student's official records.

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Digital mapping technology aims to improve safety, emergency response in Harrisonburg schools

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Harrisonburg Police Chief Kelley Warner stopped by the Harrisonburg school board meeting on Tuesday evening to talk about safety in schools around the Friendly City. Superintendent Dr. Michael Richards explained safety measures already in place, like locking doors, procedures for guests entering the building, and threat assessments.

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Civil rights pioneer among first to integrate Virginia schools dies at 75

Ron Deskins was among four Black children who crossed the color barrier at a school in Arlington in 1959. He later helped integrate Fairfax's fire department. ARLINGTON, Va. - Virginia lost a legendary pioneer of the civil rights era Thursday, as Ron Deskins died at the age of 75.

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Youngkin signs Virginia budget with tax cuts, spending increases

Placeholder while article actions load RICHMOND - Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) invited several hundred supporters to a suburban Richmond grocery store Tuesday to watch him ceremonially sign the state's two-year budget, touting its rare combination of $4 billion in tax cuts and increased spending for education and law enforcement.

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A local teacher participated in a Supreme Court program for educators. Now she's ready to share her passion.

NEWPORT NEWS - After a week with teachers as passionate about law as she is, Kristen Lester is ready to share everything she learned at the Supreme Court Summer Institute with her fellow teachers. The Woodside High School Advanced Placement government teacher went to Washington to study recent Supreme Court cases and learn new ways to teach about government, law and how the court works.

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Washington County school board to announce next superintendent

The Washington County Board of Education expects to announce its next schools superintendent on Wednesday afternoon. The school board has scheduled a 3:30 p.m. meeting at the school system's Center for Education Services, at 10435 Downsville Pike, to appoint the next superintendent and vote on a four-year contract.

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All children eligible for free meals at Henrico summer program sites - The Henrico Citizen

Henrico County Public Schools will offer meals to children this summer at 24 local sites as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program.

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Free meals available through summer for Virginia kids and families

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Free meals are available to Virginia families throughout summer through two meal programs, the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option. The summer meals programs, which are funded by the U.S.

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VA Middle School Student Collects More Than 200 Boxes Of Supplies For Ukraine

CHANTILLY, VA - Nicholas Flanigan, a Life Scout from Troop 160 in Chantilly, collected more than 200 boxes of medical supplies, baby items and food to help the people of Ukraine who are under siege by the Russian invasion. The supply drive far exceeded the goal that Nicholas had set for the supply drive as part of his Eagle Scout Project.

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