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Thursday, January 4, 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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Radford City School Board chooses new superintendent

Radford City Public Schools has a new superintendent. The Radford City School Board convened in Radford City Council chambers Thursday evening to make the announcement.

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Hummer to host 'Community Conversations with the Superintendent' Thursday

Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent George Hummer appears to be making good on his promise for transparency and accessibility.

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Students use building skills for WES shed

Isle of Wight County Schools' building trades students, under the supervision of instructor Robert Rodgers, built a storage shed for Windsor Elementary School to safely store surplus furniture at the school.

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Turner and Taylor to lead Accomack School Board

By Linda Cicoira Two experienced Accomack School Board members were appointed by their panel Tuesday night to lead the others in 2024.

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Virginia's First Lady promotes importance of volunteering

Suzanne Youngkin says children who are not reading at a proficient level by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school.

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LRCC Robotics & Automation Academy Open to Fauquier And Rapp High School Students

High school students in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties have the opportunity to earn a robotics and automation career studies certificate this spring through Laurel Ridge Community College.

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Virginia joins counseling compact: How this could help address counselor shortages in local schools

Virginia is now the 20th state to join the Counseling Compact which allows eligible licensed counselors to practice in other compact-member states.

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Charlottesville High School to march in Rome's New Year's Day Parade

It's a happy ending to a difficult calendar year for Charlottesville High School.

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Prince George High School Cheerleaders Bring Christmas Cheer to Middle Road Elementary School Students

Over a dozen Prince George High School varsity courtside cheerleaders brought holiday cheer to Middle Road Elementary School students during a special visit on Friday, December 15, 2023.

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Coding to learn at Scottsburg Elementary School

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, second grade students at Scottsburg Elementary School dove into the world of coding with an "Hour of Code" activity.

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Join us January 18, 2024 from 12pm-1pm for How Arlington County is Addressing an Increase in Students Needing Intensive Reading Support. In this webinar, Arlington County will elaborate on how to address a common issue for school divisions: secondary students needing intensive reading support. Participants will learn about the importance of an effective assessment system and the necessary steps a school division can take to accelerate student progress to proficiency in literacy. This session will address the steps to shift instructional practice towards the science of reading and structured literacy as required by the Virginia Literacy Act. Participants will learn division-wide action steps needed to make systemic changes in the following categories: leadership, professional learning, curriculum and instruction, student experience, and community engagement.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

January 22-23, 2024 - 2024 VSBA Capital Conference

Join us for an exciting two-day journey at this year’s Capital Conference! We have an array of engaging sessions and discussions lined up to provide you with valuable insights into the 2024 General Assembly.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond 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 [email protected]

January 23, 2024 - New School Board Member and Superintendent Orientation

There are few elected or appointed positions as crucial to the future of our communities as school board members. VSBA is here to empower you in your new role and ensure you hit the ground running. In addition to the core curriculum, our VSBA Annual New Member Orientation Training recognizes the importance of your individual voice and your role within a governance team. We believe that your unique perspectives and contributions are invaluable to the success of your local school board.

Location: Delta Marriott Richmond 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 [email protected]

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