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Tuesday, August 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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WPS teachers urged to be champions for public education, division's diversity

WINCHESTER - Winchester Public Schools Superintendent Jason Van Heukelum offered words of encouragement to the school division's teachers and staff on Friday afternoon as they prepare for the upcoming school year. He told those gathered for the 2022-23 convocation that public schools across the nation are struggling to attract teachers.

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Building boost: As school year starts, region has more state support

Some summer breaks, it's a struggle just scrounging up enough leftover funds to afford a replacement school bus, said one public school superintendent in Southwest Virginia. "It's very tough," said Jeanette Warwick, Craig County Schools superintendent. "Even something that people mostly take for granted, just school buses."

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Loudoun School Seeks to Expand Electric Bus Fleet - Loudoun Now

The School Board's Finance and Operations Committee on Thursday voted 2-0 to recommend that the full board apply for the EPA Clean School Bus Grant Program. If the grant is awarded, Loudoun County Public Schools will be able to purchase 25 new electric school busses.

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Virginia colleges, universities eager to establish K-12 lab schools

(The Center Square) - Higher education institutions from across Virginia have begun the initial planning stages to establish K-12 lab schools as they await guidance from the Virginia Department of Education. More than 30 schools have expressed interest in creating lab schools, which would be public schools run by colleges, universities or other higher education institutions.

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Volunteers build composting systems at Waterman Elementary

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - On Friday, volunteers came together at Waterman Elementary School in Harrisonburg to build two new composting systems for elementary schools in the city. The project was made possible through a partnership with local nonprofit, Vine & Fig.

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Chesterfield County school supplies drive open for another week of donations

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Chesterfield County is gearing up for back to school, and residents still have a week to donate to the supplies drive for Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPD). The Richmond Executive Airport is hosting the community school supplies drive, which will benefit Chesterfield County Public Schools students.

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Prince William schools superintendent gets contract extension

Following their annual performance review of the Superintendent, on June 12, 2022, the Prince William County School Board voted to approve a one-year extension of Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) Superintendent Dr. LaTanya D. McDade's four-year contract, with a revised contract end date of June 30, 2026.

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Montgomery County school board narrows superintendent candidates

CHRISTIANSBURG - Nearly two-dozen people applied for the job of superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, according to an update on the search. "Which was a really outstanding output," said county School Board Chairwoman Sue Kass. "And considering we're told it was a shallow pool, it sounds like it wasn't so shallow after all."

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All Carroll County students to receive free meals this year

CARROLL COUNTY, Va. - Students in Carroll County will have full stomachs this school year. Carroll County Public Schools announced in a Facebook post that all students will be eligible for a free meal during the 2022-23 school year. This will include a free breakfast and a free lunch each day.

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Rappahannock schools welcome new (and returning) teachers

Rappahannock County Public Schools welcomed several new teachers and staff for orientation on Monday. Learn more about the new and returning staff here:

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Skills for Leaders

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their leadership skills. Dr. Noal Cochran, our dynamic speaker, at the VSBA Conference on Education introduced this series with his keynote presentation, “Worry 'Bout Dem Der Gators in Da Water”— An Introduction to Leadership. This session is designed to help leaders identify their feelings and understand the connection to emotional responses from others. Attendees will learn the dynamics that motivate success and takeaway skills that can be directly applied to effective leadership.

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference where you will gain valuable insight into the issues that promise to have lasting impacts on the Commonwealth. This conference will inform and educate school board members as leaders discuss the Virginia Literacy Act, cyber security reporting requirements, a glimpse into how current events will influence the direction of the 2023 General Assembly, and much more.

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