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Wednesday, December 14, 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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JLARC says colleges, school divisions could cover dual enrollment costs

All community colleges in Virginia and most K-12 school divisions have enough state and local funding to cover expenses for college courses offered to high school students, also known as dual enrollment courses. Though colleges and school divisions are able to cover the cost, about 42% of school divisions charge their students tuition to take these courses, according to a new study released on Monday.

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FCPS approves new courses in criminal justice, emergency medical telecommunications

Frederick County Public Schools will unveil a course in criminal justice next year and a course in emergency medical telecommunications the following year to expand academic opportunities for students. The two classes will be taught at the Dowell J. Howard Career and Technical Education Center at 156 Dowell J Circle.

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Winchester School Board votes to give pay raises to all city school employees

WINCHESTER - The city School Board voted Monday night to approve a 2% pay increase for all school employees plus extra salary boosts for select support personnel.

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Richmond teachers union votes to approve contract

Richmond Public Schools' teachers union voted on Monday evening to approve a tentative contract that lays out raises and stipends that were negotiated between the union and school district administration. Last December, RPS staff became the first public schools employees in Virginia to gain collective bargaining rights since the Virginia Supreme Court banned local government workers from unionizing in 1977.

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Crozet Elementary teacher doubles as a rapper, inspiring students and listeners

CROZET, Va. (WVIR) - A teacher is adding some extra entertainment to lessons in his Albemarle County classroom. Some people know Will Donnelly as a teacher at Crozet Elementary School. On the internet and around the county, though, you may know his as Dario Cruz.

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Virginia underfunds English language learners compared to other states

A new report from the national policy group Education Trust shows that Virginia public school districts serving the highest number of English language learners receive 48% less state revenue per student than those districts serving the fewest ELL students. That puts Virginia at the bottom of the list in this category, compared to all other states.

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HCPS City School Board Members Sworn In

With their family and friends present and sitting in the jury box in courtroom A in the Harrisonburg Circuit Court, Emma Phillips, Andy Kohen and Kristen Loflin were sworn in as School Board members. Repeating after circuit court Clerk Chaz Haywood, Phillips, Loflin and Kohen promised to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Roanoke City Public Schools discusses changing school start times at December board meeting

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke City Public School officials are expected to make a decision on changing school start times at Tuesday night's board meeting.

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This Petersburg program is providing hands-on experience while helping students: 'It's priceless'

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Christmas came early for some sixth graders in Petersburg thanks to a special program at Petersburg High School. It was a busy day for a group of second and third-year cosmetology students at Petersburg High School who spent the day getting their firsthand experience doing hair.

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HHS Students Raise Awareness for Human Rights Fight in Iran

The most important thing people can do to help the people of Iran who are protesting a brutal, 40-year dictatorship is to raise awareness and continue to share accurate information.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them optimize the effectiveness of their governance teams.

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

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