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April 5, 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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Find Out More About Workforce Readiness Month 

Listen to episode 48 of the VSBA School Board News podcast as guests Teddy Martin (Henry County), VSBA Task Force on Workforce Readiness Co-Chair and VSBA Immediate Past President, and J.T. Kessler, VSBA Director of Legislative Services join Gina Patterson, VSBA Executive Director to discuss Workforce Readiness Month.

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Virginia relying more heavily on provisional licenses to fill teacher shortages - Virginia Mercury

As teacher shortages continue in Virginia, the state is attempting to stave off further educational impacts by granting more provisional licenses. The Virginia Education Association, the state's teachers union, has said the exodus of teachers, including highly qualified educators, is connected to low wages, increased workloads and politicized work environments.

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Orange County schools hold 'Day of Service'

Students and staff from all nine schools and the Taylor Education Administration Complex pitched in, completing a wide array of volunteer projects aimed at making Orange County a better place.

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Fauquier, Prince William robotics team raising funds for world championships in Texas

Middle school students from Fauquier and Prince William counties have been invited to compete at the 2023 VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas, later this month, but they need to raise about $4,500 by April 21 to pay for food, travel and lodging.

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Isle of Wight School Board's adopted budget seeks $2.79 million increase from county - The Tidewater News

Isle of Wight County's School Board is still looking for a multimillion-dollar funding increase from county taxpayers for the coming school year, but not as big of an increase as Superintendent Theo Cramer requested.

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HCPS takes extra safety steps as rumors swirl

In the wake of the Nashville school shooting, Halifax County Public Schools have taken extra safety precautions to address potential threats within schools. This Thursday, a potential threat surfaced at Halifax County Middle School which stemmed from a student's group chat messages on Snapchat, according to Superintendent of Schools Amy Huskin.

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School Board Revises Three Policies from Special Grand Jury Recommendation

The School Board on March 28 amended three polices that were recommended for revision by their attorney in response to a special grand jury's recommendations in December. The recommendations came from the jury's investigation into the school district's handling of repeated sexual assaults at Loudoun high schools.

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King George High School honors its senior NJROTC members

With appropriate military precision, Gavin McCraw, a freshman at the United States Naval Academy, entered the King George High School cafeteria under an eight-man sword arch.

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Arlington Public Schools promotes Gunston, Wakefield principals to new posts |

Last Thursday, the Arlington School Board promoted two veteran secondary school principals to new positions. Wakefield High School Principal Chris Willmore will become Director of Secondary Education while Gunston Middle School Principal Lori Wiggins will lead Arlington Community High School.

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Fauquier High carpentry students build new footbridges for Rady Park

Students in Jared Zangari’s Fauquier High School Carpentry II class constructed two footbridges that have been installed by the Town of Warrenton in Rady Park Arboretum. 

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CATEC's student food truck wars continues with Indian fusion menu

The first annual Technical Eats! Food Bus Wars continued on Thursday afternoon when senior culinary students and their instructors at Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center cooked up an Indian fusion menu for community members and classmates.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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