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Thursday, June 2, 2022

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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Excellent Educators: Hampton teacher knocks it out of the park

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Inside the walls of Kecoughtan High School, you'll find one history class that's a little different from the rest and students say that difference comes down to their teacher, James Kimbrough. "He's a great teacher, straight forward, to the point.

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Hairston retiring after laying foundation for equity in Albemarle County

Bernard Hairston doesn't mind stirring the pot. "I've never been a traditional person in thinking and doing, so it gets me in trouble," said Hairston, the assistant superintendent for school community empowerment in Albemarle County who is retiring next month. For more than 40 years, Hairston has worked to improve outcomes for historically marginalized students.

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Frederick D.A.R.E. officer follows in his father's footsteps

STEPHENS CITY - It was supposed to be a surprise - one eight months in the making - but it all fell apart at the last minute. Frederick County Sheriff's Office Deputy Matthew Clark, who is wrapping up his first year as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer for Frederick County Public Schools, was presiding over Bass-Hoover Elementary School 's D.A.R.E.

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Hanover Schools to dismiss early last week of school due to bus driver shortages

HANOVER Co., Va. (WWBT) - Hanover County Public Schools will have early dismissals due to bus driver shortages during the last week of school. Students division-wide will be dismissed early from June 13 to June 16. Elementary schools are reviewing end-of-year activities for the last week that may need to be rescheduled.

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Gloucester County's Dr. Clemons named Virginia Superintendent of the Year

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - All month, WAVY-TV 10 has featured "Excellent Educators" in our area. Our series finale celebrates a local superintendent who's been named the Virginia Superintendent of the Year. The Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) named Dr. Walter "Rick" Clemons of Gloucester County the Virginia Superintendent of the Year.

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New Alleghany Highlands Public Schools division takes another step forward

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ/Alleghany County Public Schools Release) - The Joint School Services Committee, which created the plan that will lead to the merger of Alleghany County Public Schools, Covington City Public Schools and Jackson River Technical Center, has "essentially passed the baton to the joint school board," according to Alleghany County Public Schools (ACPS).

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Schools chief will retire

WISE - The county School Board approved a somber motion Monday to accept Superintendent Gregory Mullins' request for retirement after a nearly...

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Virginia Democrats elect historic party leader in House of Delegates

Placeholder while article actions load RICHMOND - Democrats in the House of Delegates elected Del. Don L. Scott Jr. (D-Portsmouth) as their leader on Wednesday, marking the first time an African American man has served in the role.

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Former George Wythe student comes back to teach math after graduating college at 18

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - When 18-year-old Harold Aquino graduated high school in April 2021, he set a goal for himself to come right back to George Wythe High School to teach after attending college. Aquino says many were skeptical that he would achieve his goal so quickly, but coming from an 18-year-old who graduated with over a 5.0 G.P.A., they weren't too surprised when he did.

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Northampton County Public Schools seeking input from parents with children receiving special education services

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - Northampton County Public Schools wants to hear from families that have a child with disabilities. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the number of parents with children with disabilities who report that their schools are involved in providing them services.

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