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Friday, December 15, 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.


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Henry County adds metal detectors to schools for after-school activities, including athletics

Detectors have been installed at Magna Vista High School, Bassett High School, Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School and Laurel Park Middle School at a cost of $75,000.

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Outgoing school duo recognized by board

Longtime school board members Claudia Soucek and Garland Harrow were honored Monday for their 26 years of service on the Board.

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Students treated after eating gummies from bag with fentanyl residue, sheriff's office says

A Virginia sheriff's office says a group of elementary school students sought medical attention after eating gummy bears from a bag that contained residue that tested positive for fentanyl.

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More state funds could better help English learners, educators say - The Henrico Citizen

The state needs to better fund the education of English language learners, despite recent budget increases, teachers in the field say.

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GHS students build homes for felines at animal shelter

A group of Grundy High School students just made life a little more comfortable for Buchanan County stray felines.

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Family coding event brings Henrico elementary schoolers into the world of computer science

It may come as a shock for non-tech-savvy parents and grandparents, but their elementary-schoolers are already learning how to code.

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Waynesboro High School, Kate Collins Middle School band partnership helps both

Kate Collins Middle School’s band has made a remarkable journey toward musical achievement with a 207 percent growth in the program in the last three years.

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Broadway actress holds workshop at Charlottesville High School

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Award-winning Broadway actress Judine Somerville held a workshop today at Charlottesville High School for theater students.

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Roanoke County school board selects final proposal for new CTE center and elementary schools' renovations

Construction could begin as soon as Summer 2024 with completion by Fall/Winter 2026.

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New School Board will decide rules for electing negotiating representative

The Loudoun County School Board has missed its self-imposed deadline for approving rules for the election certifying a union representative for teachers in contract negotiations.

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Join us January 30, 2024 from 12pm-1pm for Fostering Community Partnerships to Improve Student Health and Wellness webinar. School divisions know student health, wellness, and educational success are interdependent, and therefore require a comprehensive approach. In this webinar, learn how the Williamsburg Health Foundation and Williamsburg James City County Public Schools joined forces to optimize outcomes. By creating a synergistic partnership, school divisions and community organizations can provide effective and cost-efficient solutions in every community.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

January 22-23, 2024 - 2024 VSBA Capital Conference

Join us for an exciting two-day journey at this year’s Capital Conference! We have an array of engaging sessions and discussions lined up to provide you with valuable insights into the 2024 General Assembly.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond or Virtual

Registration: Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

January 23, 2024 - New School Board Member and Superintendent Orientation

There are few elected or appointed positions as crucial to the future of our communities as school board members. VSBA is here to empower you in your new role and ensure you hit the ground running. In addition to the core curriculum, our VSBA Annual New Member Orientation Training recognizes the importance of your individual voice and your role within a governance team. We believe that your unique perspectives and contributions are invaluable to the success of your local school board.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond or Virtual

Registration: Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

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