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Thursday, March 21, 2024

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.


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Federal agency takes a tour of Charlottesville High School's urban farm

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took a trip to Charlottesville High School to see what students are doing in their outdoor classroom.

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AHS Student Learns From Internationally-Acclaimed Guitarist

CLIFTON FORGE - How many high school students get an opportunity to receive a one-on-one lesson from an internationally-acclaimed classical guitarist? Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor who provided a scholarship, Alleghany High School senior Sam Brookman...

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'Inspiring them to dream': Johnson & Johnson professionals share career journeys

A partnership between Waynesboro Schools and Johnson & Johnson brought a diverse panel of accomplished professionals to Waynesboro High on March 8, 2024.

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Rockingham County Schools preparing to finalize budget

On Monday the Rockingham County School Board got a look at Superintendent Dr. Larry Shifflett's budget recommendations for the upcoming school year ahead of a final vote next week.

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Roanoke City Public Schools tackle teacher shortage

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 300,000 teachers left their profession between 2020 and 2022 and 90% of school districts had to adapt to deal with the fallout.

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Alexandria Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award, 'Oscar Of Teaching'

Alexandria Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award, 'Oscar Of Teaching' - Old Town Alexandria, VA - Teacher Eva Irwin was surprised with the school district's first Milken Educator Award during a school assembly.

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'Protect me': Powhatan students, parents plead for school district to respond to racist incidents

On Monday, March 19, the Powhatan County School Board finally publicly addressed concerns from community members after an image of a Powhatan High School student with a racial slur and threatening message written on her arm went viral online.

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March One Nelson awards given out

During the Nelson County School Board meeting in March. 14, Superintendent Amanda Hester announced the One Nelson awards.

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'I got called despicable': School Board chair talks about public reaction to Adkins' Jan. 6 charges

Frederick County School Board Chairman Edward "Scott" Sturdivant (Back Creek) told a local conservative group on Monday that he has been "hammered" by members of the public since the arrest

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Amherst school board approves budget with 4% pay increase

A 4% pay raise and an employer contribution increased to Amherst County Public Schools workers' health insurance are included in the division's fiscal year 2024-25 budget the county school board unanimously approved Thursday.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - Webinar: A Rising Tide for Equity

Amplification of student voice is one of the key high yield strategies in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Educational Equity Plan. To better foster an environment through which authentic conversations can be held, the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has established the TIDE coalition. In this webinar learn how TIDE (Togetherness through Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) is a community of practice comprised of VBCPS staff and select high school students in grades 9-12.

Date and Time: March 26, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Ty Harris, Director of Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

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