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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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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Listen to episode 56 of the VSBA School Board News Podcast. In this episode, VSBA Executive Director Gina Patterson speaks with JT Kessler, VSBA’s Director of Legislative Services, about the upcoming 2024 Virginia General Assembly. JT talks about the highlights of the VSBA legislative priorities, how school board members can get ready and be involved, and what this year’s session might discuss. 

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Mountain Gateway Community College lab school proposal advances

A lab school that will serve students in the Alleghany Highlands is the first in our part of the state to win tentative approval from the state committee overseeing the process.

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Harrisonburg, Rockingham Schools To Hold Resource Fair For Disabled Children

Families of disabled children and young adults will have the opportunity to explore services and resources to navigate the transition between school and post-school life on Feb. 1 from 6:30

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Virginia Department of Education addresses teacher shortages with digital license program

Across the nation, teacher shortages continue, and Virginia is no different. Last year, it saw more than Last school year saw more than 3,500 vacancies.

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School board installs new chair, vice-chair; accepts architect's contract

In its Monday (Jan. 8) meeting, the Amelia County School Board selected District 5 School Board Member Sarah Tanner-Anderson as chairman and new District 3 School Board Member Wes Eary as vice-chairman.

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SPS provides Career and Technical Education update -

As 2024 begins, Suffolk Public Schools provided its Careers and Technical Education Report during its Thursday, Dec. 14 School Board work session.

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Prince William schools expected to close for 'Super Tuesday' primary in March

The Prince William County School Board is expected to amend the school calendar at its Jan. 17 meeting to close schools for primary election day in March.

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CCS eliminates waitlist for bus service

Charlottesville City Schools says there is no longer a waitlist for students needing bus transportation to and from school.

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Halifax County School Board taps leaders in reorganization

The Halifax County School Board elected a new chair and vice chair when they met Monday evening for their reorganizational meeting of the new year.

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School board honors seniors Rose, Huggins

Bobbie Rose and Sunshine Huggins are Isle of Wight County School Board's seniors of the month. The Windsor and Smithfield high school seniors were recognized by the school board at its Dec. 14 meeting, according to a division news release.

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Parents continue fight to save elementary school

They are now asking the school board to consider rebuilding Sandusky instead of building a brand new school.

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Join us January 18, 2024 from 12pm-1pm for How Arlington County is Addressing an Increase in Students Needing Intensive Reading Support. In this webinar, Arlington County will elaborate on how to address a common issue for school divisions: secondary students needing intensive reading support. Participants will learn about the importance of an effective assessment system and the necessary steps a school division can take to accelerate student progress to proficiency in literacy. This session will address the steps to shift instructional practice towards the science of reading and structured literacy as required by the Virginia Literacy Act. Participants will learn division-wide action steps needed to make systemic changes in the following categories: leadership, professional learning, curriculum and instruction, student experience, and community engagement.

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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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