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March 29, 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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Free academic success coach program launches in Va. schools after pandemic learning loss

Lynchburg City Schools announced they are participating in a statewide program that has the potential to reverse virtual learning setbacks.

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Officials say Virginia must improve disability services for students

Federal officials continue to find the Virginia Department of Education out of compliance with multiple requirements outlined under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which ensures students with disabilities are provided a "free appropriate public education."

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No more PJs? Changes may be coming to Fairfax Co. schools dress code - WTOP News

Changes may be coming to Fairfax County Public Schools' dress code, including one that would prohibit students from wearing pajamas or sleepwear to class.

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More threats and extreme behavior in younger students at Virginia Beach Schools

Hampton Roads, Va. - Utter disbelief felt throughout the country after police said a teacher was shot in her classroom by a six-year-old student in Newport News. The public has so many questions about how and why this could have happened.

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APS: New gender = new student-ID card

Students who decide they want to be recognized a different gender will now be able to switch out their Arlington Public Schools' student-ID cards for free.

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Spotsylvania superintendent proposes eliminating school libraries among options for closing budget gap

Spotsylvania County school Superintendent Mark Taylor on Monday evening proposed eliminating school libraries as one option to save money should the county fail to fully fund the School Board's budget request.

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Virginia to Issue Learning Recovery Grants Via ClassWallet

The Virginia Department of Education will award learning recovery grants as part of a $30 million federal initiative aimed at helping K-12 students make up lost instruction time from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from ClassWallet, the vendor selected to track, report and facilitate the grants.

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Richmond school board considers plans to support students who need to learn English

Richmond City Public Schools is aiming to create a division to support English learners by the start of the next school year. The Task Force on Latino and English Learner Students met Wednesday to discuss the qualifications and responsibilities the director of this new division should have.

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With deadline approaching, Youngkin signs bills designed to help students and adults with disabilities

Surrounded by students from Round Hill Elementary Monday, Governor Glenn Youngkin signed several bills. One requires schools to identify a faculty member from each high school to act a transition coordinator as students with disabilities prepare to leave high school. Another allows more financial flexibility for disabled adults who are receiving services provided through state waivers.

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Inflation driving big increase in Prince William schools' construction costs

Inflation and rising construction costs are cutting into schools' purchasing power, costing Prince William County Schools an estimated $674 million extra in borrowing over the next decade. School system leadership says it won't be a problem for the division to issue more debt than it has in the past and move forward with new schools and renovations as planned.

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