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Friday, December 1, 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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Harrisonburg Public Schools Expand Playground Accessibility

Walking past schools like Spotswood Elementary School, you might be able to spot a gaggle of kids on a giant blue spinner or several kids working together to play on

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First 10 speakers will be students under Virginia Beach School Board's new public comment rules

In a 7-4 vote Tuesday, the school board approved changes to its public comment bylaw to allow the first 10 speakers to be current Virginia Beach City Public School students.

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Roanoke City Public Schools awards teacher of the year

Roanoke City Public Schools came together Tuesday night to hold the annual teacher of the year celebration at the Jefferson Center.

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Arts Center, schools partner for student show opening Friday

The Louisa Arts Center and Louisa County Public Schools are teaming up to put on their annual Student Art Show, opening this Friday, Dec. 1.

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Botetourt tour - Gazette Journal

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), along with superintendent of schools Dr. Anthony Vladu and school board member Robin Rice, visited Botetourt Elementary School Monday afternoon.

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Henrico Schools to open new 'Centers for Innovation' at 2 middle schools - The Henrico Citizen

Henrico Schools will establish two new middle school specialty centers at John Rolfe Middle and Quioccasin Middle that will focus on "innovation, design thinking, and entrepreneurship."

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Fauquier schools to begin 'high-intensity' tutoring in January

Fauquier County schools will begin using about $1.6 million in new state funding in January to provide "high-intensity tutoring" to struggling students and to step up efforts to ensure students

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RPS program aims to increase number of teachers of color

The Build Our Own Teacher Program offers support for teaching assistants to gain licensure.

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Albemarle County makes 'impressive' progress filling bus driver seats

Albemarle County Public Schools says it is close to fixing its bus driver shortage.

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FCPS reveals more details of planned Dunn Loring Elementary School

Fairfax County Public Schools has settled on a path forward for its plan to construct a new elementary school in Dunn Loring.

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Register today for Insights for Budge Basics & Finance: Part 1 on December 5, 2023 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. This webinar is one of two paid webinars on budget basics. In this first webinar in this series, Virginia Public School Budgeting will be discussed. Topics include roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. Revenue categories will be explained, including state formulas, federal funding, local funding, and tax rates. Click the link below for more information.

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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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