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Tuesday, April 5, 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 April Hot Topic Conference April 20, 2022

Join us in person or virtually for the 2022 VSBA April Hot Topic Conference in Charlottesville, VA. This conference brings together dynamic speakers addressing issues that are important and relevant to every school division.

Sparks flying at new Pulaski County High lab

DUBLIN - Several classmates decked in protective green jackets and helmets watched as sparks illuminated the space where Cory Phillips worked a piece of metal with a tool he and the other students call a "MIG." Phillips, a senior at Pulaski County High School, said he was demonstrating a process that basically uses gas to melt metals and ultimately attach or fuse them together.

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Louisa teacher running 105 miles to raise money for students

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. - One Louisa County teacher is going the extra mile for her students - literally. Kate Fletcher is an English teacher at Louisa County High School. She has planned to run 105 miles from Louisa to the reflecting pool in Washington D.C. on Monday.

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The next generation of agriculture workers are training at Rappahannock County High School

The Rappahannock County High Schools' Agricultural Academy program that trains students for both blue and white collar work in the industry has exploded in popularity since its inception two years ago. Michele Fincham and Rich Hogan, teachers who oversee the program that supplements students' traditional academic curriculum, predict that upward of a third of the schools' total student population are involved.

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Amid a rise in bad behavior, an Arlington middle school changes rules

Parents in Arlington are concerned after students were caught bringing weapons to a middle school and being inappropriate in the restrooms. They've been contacting FOX 5 about a number of incidents that have taken place at Swanson Middle School.

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State secretary of education visits Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

A group of Virginia educational leaders recently got a glimpse of local high school students' expertise in using the latest technology in a place where South Boston's history collides with its future.

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Charlottesville and Albemarle public schools don't have enough substitute teachers to cover absences

Paige Robinson is swamped with requests to step in as a substitute teacher in schools all across Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools are among the many districts in the country that don't have enough substitute teachers.

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Report says Lynchburg City Schools has too many buildings; superintendent addresses issue with WDBJ7

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Lynchburg City Schools reviewed a report from Dominion Seven Architects at a recent joint meeting with city council. In that report's overview, one point was clearly made: LCS has too many school buildings, with declining enrollment being a contributing factor. Superintendent Dr. Crystal Edwards responded to the report with WDBJ7.

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New Technology Takes Virginia Students Virtually Anywhere

By DAVID McGEE, Bristol Herald Courier BRISTOL, Va. (AP) - Immersive technology that puts students inside the cockpit of a fighter plane, on the ocean floor or lets them virtually dissect animals is now available at two city schools.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Setting Up Your Own K-12 Virtual School During the Pandemic Webinar, April 14, 2022

In the Winter of 2021 many Albemarle County Public School families requested a virtual schooling option for the 2021-22 school year. Learn how ACPS responded to this challenge by setting up our own Virtual School experience for our students. 

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

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