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Tuesday, November 15, 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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Virginia education department proposes major changes to social studies standards

The Virginia Department of Education proposed revisions to the commonwealth's history and social science learning standards late Friday in a move that would significantly alter the guidelines it had previously recommended and prompted a blistering response from critics who described it as political meddling.

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Portsmouth Public Schools considers pre-Labor Day start

PORTSMOUTH - Portsmouth Public Schools is considering a pre-Labor Day start to the school year for 2023-24, and a decision could be made by the end of the year. Chief communications officer Lauren Nolasco presented survey results from earlier this year to the School Board on Thursday.

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Southampton County chooses an elected school board - The Tidewater News

Voters in Southampton County made it abundantly clear in the Nov. 8 election that they want an elected school board, as the referendum making this possible received 81.1% "yes" votes. The question posed to voters was as follows: "Shall the method of selecting the school board be changed from appointment by the school board selection [...]

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Virginia Department of Education has a plan for addressing pandemic-related learning loss

Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction spoke with us about Bridging the Gap: Learning Loss Recovery Plan, which launched as a pilot project in the spring. Since that time, Virginia students' test scores on indicators such as the Standards of Learning and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) also known as the nation's report card, have shown that the losses are more profound than had been anticipated.

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Franklin County School Board OKs explicit materials review policy amid concerns of burdening teachers

ROCKY MOUNT - Officials at Franklin County Public Schools have concerns about a new instructional review policy adding work for teachers who are already overloaded. Like every other public school division in Virginia, the Franklin County division has been discussing a review policy for sexually explicit content in instructional materials.

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School Board Outlines Priorities to State Lawmakers

The county School Board on Thursday presented its legislative priorities to members of Loudoun's General Assembly delegation their annual breakfast meeting. "These are important topics as you get down to Richmond to reflect back on the values provided by Loudoun County Public Schools.

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Albemarle County school board rejects prioritized CIP request

When presented two capital improvement program requests, the Albemarle County School Board voted against a prioritized plan on the basis that it neglected high school renovations. "I remain troubled that we are once again eliminating any renovation funding for our schools," said board member Kate Acuff during the board's Thursday meeting.

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Harrisonburg teacher named Elementary State Conservation Teacher of the Year

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - A teacher in Harrisonburg is getting statewide recognition for her conservation efforts. Alexandra Szucs has worked at Spotswood Elementary School for five years where she's been able to combine her passion for environmental science with her love for teaching.

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Mathews School Board to hold Nov. 29 town hall meeting

The Mathews County School Board will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Mathews High School media center to give residents a chance to address board members on issues related to the school division. School board vice chairman John Priest will serve as moderator for the program.

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Roanoke County School Board discusses review process for 'sexually explicit material'

The Roanoke County School Board will vote soon on whether to adopt a new review process for material deemed "sexually explicit." The proposal, which was presented to the school board on Thursday, is meant to bring schools in the county into compliance with a new state law that requires parents be notified of all sexually explicit material being taught in classes their children attend.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

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