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May 2, 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. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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Grayson FCCLA students win big at conference

VIRGINIA BEACH - Youth from the Grayson County chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were recognized at a weekend leadership training conference held April 14-16 in Virginia Beach. Attendees participated in workshops and sessions that challenged, informed and motivated members and their advisors to learn more about leadership through FCCLA.

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Southampton High School students become FAA-certificated remote pilots - The Tidewater News

Three Southampton High School students have passed the Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems exam, which certifies them as remote pilots. An SHS news release noted that senior Camari Mitchell, senior Samantha Grassman and junior Jack Smith are distinguished among their classmates as they are now considered Federal Aviation Administration-certificated remote pilots.

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City schools present "Shrek Jr."; Production to run this weekend

"Shrek Jr." is the last performance for Martinsville High School senior Logan Carter, playing Shrek, and will entertain the audience with comedy, romance and a huge dragon puppet. The musical is a shortened version of the musical "Shrek" which is based on the 2001 animated movie "Shrek."

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Charlottesville City Schools sets up student art exhibit on Downtown Mall

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Downtown Mall looks a little different Monday, May 1, and it's all thanks to Charlottesville students of all ages. The Charlottesville City Schools Art Exhibit is a decades-old traditional, but this is the first time it is set up on the historic mall.

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LCPS acting superintendent addresses unisex bathroom misinformation

Acting Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Daniel W. Smith tried shutting down swirling rumors about new unisex bathrooms. At the April 25 school board meeting, Smith emphasized LCPS isn't eliminating boys and girls bathrooms, but is installing single-user "gender neutral" bathrooms this fall as part of an $11 million pilot program to enhance privacy and safety of staff and students.

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School's Global Festival returns after pausing for pandemic

WINCHESTER - Revalee Mayfield spent Thursday evening sampling delicacies from all around the world. "There's chicken tacos over there, Mexican chips and guac over there," the 8-year-old Winchester girl said while pointing to the assortment of international cuisines served during Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School's Global Festival.

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Lynchburg City Schools announces Teacher of the Year

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Lynchburg City Schools announced its Teacher of the Year Monday. Albert Carter, a cultural arts teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation, was named the 2023 LCS Teacher of the Year. "Mr. Carter embodies the spirit that we hope to see in all teachers.

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Va. teaching jobs at risk as state manages delays in issuing licenses

Virginia public school teachers waiting for teaching licenses from the state education department could be at risk of losing their jobs if the department, which is months behind in processing applications, doesn't grant their licenses in time. Fast, informative and written just for locals. Get The 7 DMV newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning.

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Prince George High School Chorus Takes National Stage as Part of Fort Gregg-Adams Redesignation Ceremony

The Prince George High School Chorus rehearses at the event space on-base one day before the Fort Gregg-Adams redesignation ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2023. (PGCPS Photo) PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (April 28, 2023) - Prince George High School's renowned choral ensemble served a special role during Fort Gregg-Adams' redesignation ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2023, as the group delivered a stirring rendition of the U.S.

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Several Fairfax Co. school safety projects ahead of schedule, superintendent says - WTOP News

Several Fairfax County, Virginia, public school projects aimed at improving school safety are projected to be finished ahead of schedule, Superintendent Michelle Reid told the school board Thursday night. For one, more than 3,000 classroom door locks have been replaced, which is an ongoing initiative that Reid said is nearly complete.

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Don't miss our next VSBA event

2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

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