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Monday, July 18, 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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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 VSBA Recognition Awards

To be considered by the judges, the official nomination form and supporting materials for each of the award programs must be received by July 20, 2022. Please do not hesitate to contact VSBA should you have any questions. For questions, please contact Brittany Moore, membership services coordinator at or by calling 800-446-8722.

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Youngkin: Quarantining, masks no longer recommended for schools, day cares, camps

Unvaccinated kids in Virginia who are exposed to COVID-19 no longer need to routinely quarantine away from school, day care or summer camp, Gov. Glenn Youngkin advised Thursday, marking a shift in guidance for the state.

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School survey highlights concerns

The results of a new school community engagement survey in Henry County show increased concerns among staff, students and parents. Director of Communications Monica Hatchett took the Henry County School Board members through the presentation that tracked responses over the past four years.

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Bedford Co. School Board passes resolution for teachers & staff, discusses redistricting

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - June 9, The Bedford County School Board unanimously passed a resolution in support of parental rights. But a 3-3 tie led to the school board not being able to pass a resolution in support of teachers and staff.

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Central Virginia schools experience staff shortages, raise awareness through recruiting events, social media

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - More than a thousand instructional, support and administrative jobs in the Richmond area remain vacant as the countdown to the 2022-2023 school year approaches and school divisions continue to increase recruitment efforts. Area division human resource pages showed Chesterfield County Public Schools has 541 jobs listed to serve their 61,000 students.

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King George County schools announces superintendent search

The King George County School Board has begun a search for a new superintendent, the division announced Friday. The board is using the Virginia School Board Association to assist with the search for a division leader to replace Robert Benson, who stepped away at the end of June to join the faculty at East Carolina University.

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Hometown schools, teachers, students earn awards for traffic safety awareness efforts

(WDBJ) - The annual Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) Awards Banquet spotlighted both the Liberty and Jefferson Forest high school YOVASO clubs Saturday with multiple winners at James Madison University. A Liberty High School teacher and two students from Jefferson Forest were also among those honored.

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Read the document: Audit says Chesterfield County schools not properly maintaining records

An internal audit found Chesterfield County Public Schools is not properly maintaining its own records, those in charge of managing them are unaware of responsibilities or haven't been trained and most documents exist in paper form despite a $1 million investment into systems created to store them electronically.

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Danville School Board advancing major improvements

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Danville School Board is moving forward with major improvements. The $140 million package includes projects district-wide. There are major renovations at George Washington High School, and a new school building at G.L.H. Johnson Elementary. Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones expressed his support in an interview Friday afternoon.

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Roanoke Co. teachers to get raise, bonus in approved budget

Roanoke County Public Schools has approved a revised 2022-2023 budget.

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Dr. Akins named chief diversity, opportunity and inclusion officer

RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - Doctor Rosa Atkins, a former superintendent for Charlottesville City Schools, has been named Virginia's chief diversity, opportunity and inclusion officer. Governor Glenn Youngkin made the announcement Thursday, July 14. Atkins had been the acting chief since April. She had also been an assistant superintendent in that office under Governor Ralph Northam.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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...

Paid WebinaHow Many Crayons in Your Box? Emotional Integrity in Leadership, August 9, 2022

Speaking our truth is seen as a positive character trait. What happens when leaders speak or listen without perceptual filters? Join us for this first live webinar which is part of a series with Dr. Noal Cochran.

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