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Monday, May 23, 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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VP Harris promotes electric school buses in Virginia, announces $500 million fund

U. S. Vice President Kamala Harris toured electric school buses at Meridian High School in Falls Church, Virginia as she promoted the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments in clean school buses. "We are announcing $500 million in clean bus funding to go to schools across the country," Harris said.

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CTE students in Campbell County celebrate securing jobs before graduating

The Career and Technical Education program at Campbell County Technical Center honored 20 students Friday morning for the completion of trade-based programs. Students signed letters for employment at the event, weeks before high school graduation. Jon Hardie, principal at CCTC, said faculty and staff tell students often that "success looks differently for everybody."

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ACPS Board members and employees skydive with Golden Knights

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - It takes a certain kind of courage to jump out of an airplane and trust a parachute. Thursday, May 19, people from Albemarle County Public Schools did just that, and for a good cause. Jumping out of planes is nothing new for the Golden Knights, the U.S.

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Dress code changes considered

Pittsylvania County School Board member Kelly Merricks is looking to revise the school's dress code to make it more gender neutral. At the May 10 School Board meeting, Merricks said she submitted a new dress code to Chairman Calvin Doss as well as Pittsylvania County schools superintendent Dr. Mark Jones.

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York High School teacher thinks outside the box, builds student confidence

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - Students say they always look forward to walking into Dana Napier's class at York High School. "All of my classes include portions of interviewing, portions of how to get a job; I teach them how to write resumes, I teach them how to interview.

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School division opts for less expensive platform for remote learners

Fauquier County School Division officials shared earlier this month the details of a plan to end the school division's "Virtual Academy " and use a state-funded platform instead beginning this fall, saving the school division at least $650,000 this year.

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Outdoor learning spaces expanding at Harrisonburg City Schools this summer

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Since the pandemic began, outdoor learning spaces have been a priority for Harrisonburg City Public Schools. It initially started as whiteboards and seating outdoors but is expanding to add large, permanent structures to schools around the Friendly City.

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W-JCC School Board's budget guarantees staff raises

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board approved a $183.5 million operating budget for next fiscal year, pledging to keep a 7% increase in staff pay even if the state's budget falls short of what localities are expecting.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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