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Friday, September 22, 2023

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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Join VSBA's free live webinar, Understanding and Preventing Bullying on October 3, 2023 from 12pm-1pm. October marks Bullying Prevention Month, and there’s no better way to engage and empower your school community than by participating in this live and transformative webinar. Presented by Mr. Mark Walters, this session aims to equip school board members with a comprehensive understanding of bullying dynamics and effective prevention strategies.

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Listen to the latest episode of the VSBA School Board News podcast as Student School Board Representative guests Jonathan Machado-Aguilar, Dinwiddie County Public Schools, and Isabella Aversano, Prince William County Public Schools, tell us more about their experience as a student representative in their divisions.

Listen to Episode 52 Here

WTKR News 3 recognized by Newport News schools for 'accurate and balanced' coverage

WTKR News 3 has been named to the 2023 Virginia School Board's Association Media Honor Roll for its "accurate and balanced coverage" by the Newport News School Board.

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Montgomery County School Board certifies collective bargaining rep for teachers

Although the measure for teachers passed, the board held off on a similar item for administrative personnel after some members sought further clarification on whether the election for that group

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City School Board Discusses Alternative Learning Program, Potential Walk Zones

The Harrisonburg City School Board held a work session Tuesday afternoon discussing Harrisonburg Academy, potential new walk zones and budget updates following the passage of the amended state budget.

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Dynamic Duo: Therapy dogs at East Rockingham high school helping students

The duo consists of 5-year-old Labrador Retriever Mandy and four-year-old Welsh Corgi Mae.

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'Code Orange' winter weather days will now be live, virtual instruction days for Prince William students

Prince William County schools recently announced a change in the division's remote-learning policies for "Code Orange" winter weather days.

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Norfolk Public Schools has a plan to manage concussions in student-athletes

Norfolk Public Schools athletic department has a system to help student-athletes with concussions.

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Wingardium Leviosa! How Harry Potter is lifting spirits at a Richmond school

The Scripps Howard Foundation and Scholastic partnered to give every third, fourth, and fifth-grade student at Fairfield Court Elementary School in Richmond a book from the Harry Potter series.

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Stafford County School Board awards contract for high school 6 construction

The Stafford County School Board awarded a contract to Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $139,334,000 for the construction of High School 6.

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Media Honor Roll - Gazette Journal

Gloucester County School Board chairman Troy Andersen presented the 2023 Virginia School Boards Association Media Honor Roll certificate to Gazette-Journal reporter Melany Slaughter during the...

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State Department handpicks Charlottesville ELS specialist for overseas program

Pfautz took two weeks in July to work with university and K-12 partners in the Philippines.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

2023 VSBA Title IX Workshop

Register today for the VSBA Title IX Workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of Title IX, best practices regarding Title IX policies, and recent case law relating to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, and employee training requirements. Sands Anderson presenter, Nicole Cheuk, will also provide the required training for Investigators and Decision-Makers as well as provide board members with an understanding of those roles.

If you would like to register, please contact your clerk to do so today! This is a hybrid event so you can attend in person at the VSBA Office in Charlottesville or virtually.

VSBA Superintendent Evaluation Workshop

Register today for the VSBA Superintendent Evaluation Workshop on October 3, 2023. This workshop is designed to provide small group support to superintendents and board members responsible for assessing and updating their evaluation model. Participants will have the opportunity to review the guidelines in detail and then use them as they draft their own models. Individual consultation and support will be available throughout the session as participants work on their revisions.

If you would like to register, please contact your clerk to do so today! This is a hybrid event so you can attend in person at the VSBA Office in Charlottesville or virtually.

VSBA Budget Training Workshop

Register today for the VSBA Budget Training Workshop, 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. Specifically, this session will provide a general overview of student-centered resource allocation models that are intended to promote hitting every students needs. In addition, attendees will look at a number of resource allocation/distribution models that are being utilized in school districts around the country to support the individual needs of students and schools based on multiple objective and measurable student characteristics. Finally, this session will provide attendees with a comparative view of a traditional budgeting model with that of a student-centered resource allocation system.

If you would like to register, please contact your clerk to do so today! This is a hybrid event so you can attend in person at the VSBA Office in Charlottesville or virtually.

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