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March 20, 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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Blacksburg High School band plays at Carnegie Hall

The Blacksburg High School band took to one of the most famous musical stages in the world. The band played at Carnegie Hall Tuesday night as part of the New York Invitational Music Festival. Blacksburg's band played two pieces for the judges which they had been practicing since last year.

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Waynesboro school board members share their take on women empowerment and leadership

In March, Women's History Month, many reflect on how far women have come and the obstacles they have overcome. In Waynesboro, there is a female majority on the school board, with voters represented by Diana Williams of Ward A, Chairperson Erika Smith of Ward B, Vice-Chair Debra Freeman-Belle of Ward C, and Amber Lipscomb of Ward D.

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Special education troubles continue for Virginia

The Virginia Department of Education continues to shirk its responsibility to ensure students with mental and emotional disabilities secure a free, appropriate public education, or FAPE in educational jargon, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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In Roanoke, state officials hear concerns, praise of proposed history curriculum

Dozens of citizens from all over the Roanoke and New River valleys came and expressed their support or concern for Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed update to the state's history and social science standards during a Thursday hearing.

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Lynchburg City Schools installs vape detectors in high schools

Lynchburg City Schools have a new system in place to keep students safe. They detect vaping tobacco and THC, and can also detect if a student is trying to mask the smell of a vape with cologne.

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Local fifth grader's art going on postcards for 40,000 Virginia teachers

Leah Salzburg won $200 for herself and $2,000 for the school's art program through Virginia Lottery's Thank a Teacher Art Contest. Out of 400 elementary schoolers in the Commonwealth, Leah's art will be printed on postcards to send to Virginia teachers for teacher appreciation week.

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PCHS committee hosts Prom Dodgeball

The winning teams of PCHS' Prom Committee's Dodgeball Tournament are pictured. The event raised between $3,500 and $3,700. All of the proceeds will benefit the prom. Patrick County High School's Prom Committee hosted a dodgeball tournament March 3 as a fundraiser for the 2023 Junior and Senior P ...

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Virginia government tells elite high school to 'cut ties' with Chinese government

The Virginia Education Department directed Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to "cut ties" with Chinese government-linked entities after it was revealed by the Washington Examiner that one of its elite high schools had collaborated with a Chinese military-linked group for years.

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Prince William County teachers' union pushes for 10% raises

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Alexandria school board approves metal detectors in schools

The Alexandria City School Board approved adding weapon-detection systems in schools as part of a pilot program designed to limit risk and address rising concerns about weapons in schools.

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