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Wednesday, September 28, 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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Photos: 2 Northside Middle School math teachers receive national recognition

Northside Middle School eighth-grade math co-teachers Ruby Voss and Amber Benson were recognized Monday at their school as the Association for Middle Level Education's National Educators of the Year. Voss and Benson will receive their award at a national conference in Orlando, Fla., in November.

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Renovation of former Douglas School nearing completion

WINCHESTER - Hours after leading city School Board members on a tour of the still-being-renovated Douglas School, Winchester Public Schools Director of Operations Ed Smith gave an update on work being done to convert the historic building into the school system's new administrative offices.

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How a mother, daughter from Puerto Rico ended up teaching in Fairfax Co. Spanish immersion program - WTOP News

When a friend told Lesliean Luna that Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia was recruiting native Spanish speakers in San Juan, she didn't hesitate. The circumstances for teachers in Puerto Rico are challenging, Luna said.

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Students across Virginia protest Youngkin's transgender policies

For nearly an hour Tuesday afternoon, Open High School students in Richmond gathered outside to denounce the Youngkin administration's new model policies that walk back protections for transgender and nonbinary students. The students chanted "Say No to Glenn," a nod to Gov.

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Controversial Parental Name Change Notification Policy Fails

The Rockingham County School Board voted 3-1 on Monday against a policy that would require schools to notify parents if a student wants to be called by another name than the one that is on their school records. School Board member Lowell Fulk was absent.

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Teacher shortage hamstrings special ed in Prince William County

Corie Mboh's son was referred to the Prince William County Schools Special Education program when he entered kindergarten. He was having difficulty regulating his emotions and behavior, so teachers at his school agreed he'd be best off with an individualized education program, or IEP as it's commonly referred to, and a new school: PACE East, which has since been rolled into Independence Nontraditional School.

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Career Expo gives area seventh graders a glimpse at what they can do after school

ABINGDON, Va. - Crystal Breeding, the United Way of Southwest Virginia's manager of youth success, welcomed around 4,500 seventh-grade students from across 19 Southwest Virginia school districts to the first in-person Ignite Career Expo for Youth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday.

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Halifax County supes, trustees mull next steps - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

With the cost of building a new high school coming in millions over budget, members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and School Board will sit down Wednesday night to talk about what to do next. The joint meeting of the two boards is set for 6:30 p.m.

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Police staffing shortage leads Arlington high schools to limit attendance at games |

(Updated 09/27/22) High school football season is in play, but this year, fewer students in Arlington Public Schools will be in the stands cheering on their friends. That is because Arlington County Police Department does not have enough officers to staff events, police spokeswoman Ashley Savage tells ARLnow.

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LCPS crafting new sexually explicit materials policy

Amidst a record-setting amount of school books being banned over racial or sexually explicit content in the last year nationwide, Loudoun County Public Schools is updating how they communicate with parents about controversial books and instructional materials. The school board's Curriculum & Instruction Committee on Thursday approved an updated policy on "controversial and sensitive" curriculum standards.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

VAcorp Cyber Liability Coverage webinar, Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Cyber threats continue to evolve, with no organization immune to cybercrime. In celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, VAcorp is hosting a live Cyber Liability Coverage webinar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. This webinar is open to VAcorp coverage program participants.This one-hour training program offers a basic introduction to the world of cyber liability coverage while focusing on the practical steps you can take as an organization to prepare and respond to a cyber event. 

2022 VSBA Fall Superintendent Evaluation Workshop, October 4, 2022

Are you prepared to evaluate your Superintendent? Are you familiar with the recently revised performance guidelines? Register now for the Superintendent Evaluation Workshop to learn more about the newly revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents developed by the Virginia Department of Education.

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students.

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

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