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Monday, January 22, 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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City School Board Discusses Start Times, High School Staff Shifts

The Harrisonburg City School Board gave updates on proposed changes to school start times and staffing for high schools amid the looming opening of Rocktown High School at Wednesday night's

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How a mentorship program is improving attendance rates at a Prince William Co. elementary school

A new mentorship program at Neabsco Elementary School in Woodbridge, Virginia, appears to be helping lower chronic absenteeism.

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Virginia Beach City Public Schools elect chair and vice chair

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach elected Kimberly A. Melnyk as chair and Jennifer Franklin as vice chair, during its Jan. 9 meeting.

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Students recognized at school board meeting

The Gloucester County School Board recognized students for various achievements at its January meeting, held last Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the T.C. Walker Education Center

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Kamras appears secure in job following Huguenot report's release

It is not yet clear whether there will be personnel changes in lower-level positions.

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Empowering Students through Math

King's Fork Middle School Math Teacher J. Michelle Ingram was celebrated for her work as an educator during the S. Delois Mayes Scholarship Foundation's 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Event at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 15.

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Virginia judge considers setting aside verdict against former superintendent, postpones sentencing

A judge has postponed the sentencing of a former Virginia school system superintendent, saying he needed more time to consider setting aside the guilty verdict altogether.

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Senate Dems challenge Coons as deadline to confirm her appointment nears

Democrats who lead the Senate Health and Education Committee challenged State Superintendent Lisa Coons Thursday about their concerns over the Virginia Department of Education under Coons' leadership.

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Alexandria City Public Schools launches app to track school buses

Here's how the new app for Alexandria City Public Schools families works.

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Daily Wire sues LCPS over records request

A lawsuit filed Jan. 16 by a media outlet and its reporter says Loudoun County Public Schools officials violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act by refusing to disclose the

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Join us January 30, 2024 from 12pm-1pm for Fostering Community Partnerships to Improve Student Health and Wellness webinar. School divisions know student health, wellness, and educational success are interdependent, and therefore require a comprehensive approach. In this webinar, learn how the Williamsburg Health Foundation and Williamsburg James City County Public Schools joined forces to optimize outcomes. By creating a synergistic partnership, school divisions and community organizations can provide effective and cost-efficient solutions in every community.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

February 27, 2024 - Title IX Workshop

During the initial part of the workshop, participants will delve into the fundamentals of Title IX, adopt best practices related to Title IX policies, and explore recent case law pertaining to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, and employee training requirements. Attendees will leave armed with tools to identify, prevent, and investigate claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

In the latter half of the workshop, Sands Anderson will deliver the mandated training for Investigators and Decision-Makers, offering board members insight into these crucial roles. The federal Title IX Regulations, effective since August 2020, necessitate basic training for school division employees. Moreover, “Level II” training is mandated for professionals assuming the roles of Investigators and Decision-Makers as per the Regulations. This segment of the workshop will not only cover the foundational training but will also concentrate on specific areas required for this subset of professionals. Topics include proper investigation techniques, maintaining impartiality, relevance considerations, the integration of technology in hearings (if conducted), and understanding the scope of divisions’ educational programs. This second half is tailored to fulfill the Level II training requirements.

Location: VSBA Office 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

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 2024 March Hot Topic Conference

Join VSBA for an Extraordinary Saturday Hot Topic Conference at the Williamsburg Lodge! We’ve listened to the needs of our valued membership and are thrilled to invite you to wake up with VSBA on a Saturday for an unforgettable day of growth and connection. This conference introduces you to “The Trust Edge Experience,” a trusted methodology employed by name-brand companies worldwide. Discover how it empowers organizations to cultivate high-performing teams while establishing a common language that enhances connection, clarifies objectives, and boosts productivity.

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

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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