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Monday, May 9, 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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Kiara Thompson named 2022 RPS Teacher of the Year

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Boushall Middle School teacher received the surprise of her life when Superintendent Jason Kamras announced she was chosen as the 2022 RPS Teacher of the Year. On Friday afternoon, Kamras, Mayor Levar Stoney, Kiara Thompson's family and friends, and other members of the RPS community congratulated Thompson inside her classroom.

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Virginia public schools are waiting on state lawmakers for a budget deal

From Fairfax County to Loudoun County, Virginia’s local governments and towns are waiting on a state budget from Richmond to see how much money they’re going to get for the upcoming school year.

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Liberty High School students get a stark reminder on the dangers of the road

BEDFORD, Va. - A Central Virginia high school is preparing its students for the dangers of the road. They're getting two important messages across in a unique way. Students at Liberty High School in Bedford spent Thursday afternoon racing to buckle up. Many are looking forward to hitting the road.

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'We need this': Employee pay increases included in Fairfax County school's FY23 budget

Fairfax County Public Schools Board discussed a proposed budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year on Thursday night at Luther Jackson Middle School in Fall Church. It’s highly unusual to see just a handful of people at a Fairfax County Public Schools public hearing for an up-and-coming budget: an often-contentious process.

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Charlottesville teachers, school staff near collective bargaining agreement

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Schools has taken a major step toward reaching a collective bargaining agreement with its teachers and staff. Minutes before what eventually became a milestone school board meeting on Thursday, red-clad teachers, staff, and students stood outside Charlottesville High School to make signs of support for collective bargaining.

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Suffolk teacher sets students up for success in and out of the classroom

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Everyone remembers that one special teacher. Sometimes they're so impactful that a young student may decide to become a teacher themselves. "My second and third-grade teacher," recalled Kathleen Miler. "She looped up with us and she was probably my first inspiration to be a teacher."

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Va. school board proposes telling parents how students self-identify

Placeholder while article actions load A Virginia school board is considering a proposal that would require schools to notify parents of students' "self-identification" - spurring worries that teachers will be forced to reveal the gender identity or sexuality of LGBTQ students without their consent.

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Area schools named among best in Virginia for addressing student well-being

Virginia Living magazine editorial staff created a list of the Top Schools and Universities for 2022 for its April issue.

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Students, Parents Rally for Beloved Arlington Teacher Removed From Position

Parents are outraged and demanding answers from Arlington Public Schools after a beloved teacher was escorted from her classroom during school. For more than a decade, Sharon Gaston served as the lead reading specialist at Taylor Elementary School, and parents think she's being retaliated against and removed from her position after applying for the principal's job at the school and being passed over.

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Last Beam Placed On New Rocktown High School

When Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards welcomed everyone in attendance at Friday's "topping off" ceremony at the site of the city's second high school, it was with gusto that he welcomed them to Rocktown High School. The announcement was met with applause and shouts from about 40 people in attendance.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 3, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students.

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