VSBA Black _ CMYK_Tag.png

Thursday, August 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.


Moseley Architects is a proud supporter of the Virginia School Boards Association.

For more than 50 years, Moseley Architects has served as a trusted partner to Virginia’s public schools. We are passionate about design and appreciate collaborating with clients to design learning environments that foster safe and effective teaching and learning experiences.

Lab schools could open as early as next fall in Virginia

College partnership laboratory schools could open in Virginia as early as next fall, the state's secretary of education said Wednesday, as she laid out plans for out colleges can apply, receive approval and launch their schools all within the next year. The urgency reflects the importance of lab schools to Gov.

Read More

'Keep a forward mindset': Incoming freshmen get ready to start high school

Future nurses, architects, entrepreneurs, lawyers and more are getting ready to return to the classrooms and start the next phase of their educations: high school. I.C. Norcom High School welcomed the new freshman class for orientation this week with much fanfare.

Read More

Back to school has begun

BLUEFIELD, Va. - As August comes to a mid-point, schools are starting to have students back for their first days. Tazewell County and Bland County schools will be going back for their first day on Thursday, August 18.

Read More

Chesterfield County schools superintendent contract extended

The Chesterfield school board has extended the contract of Superintendent Merv Daugherty. The board voted Monday to a new term starting in September and ending on June 30, 2026. He will keep the same salary of $253,720 a year and add $1,200 a month for a vehicle to be used for school business.

Read More

James Monroe High School opens with expanded CTE space

Students in the cosmetology and certified nurse assistant programs at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg have expanded learning spaces this year, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the state. "We are elated to announce the expansion of cosmetology and healthcare service (CNA) labs at James Monroe High School," division Superintendent Marci Catlett said Tuesday in a press release.

Read More

New Loudoun County elementary school wins top recognition for energy efficient design

A brand new elementary school opening in Loudoun County is raising the roof on solar energy. The Elaine Thompson Elementary School is the first school in Sterling to have solar panels built into its design, providing 40 percent of the school's power needs.

Read More

Virginia Education Dept. Says Proposal to Remove Washington, Madison Language from Curriculum Was 'Error' - The Virginia Star

The Virginia Department of Education on Tuesday hastily issued a correction after reports circulated that the agency was planning on excising language identifying George Washington as the "Father of our Country" and James Madison as the "Father of the Constitution."

Read More

Everyone in this division matters': CCPS superintendent stresses need for caring, supportive culture

WINCHESTER - During Clarke County Public Schools' convocation Tuesday afternoon, Superintendent Chuck Bishop told new and returning teachers that he believes in the mission of public education, "but more importantly, I believe in you and our students."

Read More

New high school grad plans Prince William School Board run

At this point in the summer, most recent high school graduates are preparing for college, looking for work or starting their first full-time jobs. Jaylen Custis, an 18-year-old who just finished his last year at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, is trying something very different for his first taste of adulthood.

Read More

As schools reopen, the COVID-19 situation is "very different" according to health director

COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke area have been at a relatively stable level over the past few weeks. The director of the Roanoke City-Alleghany Health District, Doctor Cynthia Morrow, said she's cautiously optimistic that the region has seen a peak.

Read More

Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Skills for Leaders

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their leadership skills. Dr. Noal Cochran, our dynamic speaker, at the VSBA Conference on Education introduced this series with his keynote presentation, “Worry 'Bout Dem Der Gators in Da Water”— An Introduction to Leadership. This session is designed to help leaders identify their feelings and understand the connection to emotional responses from others. Attendees will learn the dynamics that motivate success and takeaway skills that can be directly applied to effective leadership.

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference where you will gain valuable insight into the issues that promise to have lasting impacts on the Commonwealth. This conference will inform and educate school board members as leaders discuss the Virginia Literacy Act, cyber security reporting requirements, a glimpse into how current events will influence the direction of the 2023 General Assembly, and much more.

If you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please use the unsubscribe feature at the bottom of this email or contact [email protected] with a subject line prefix of “Opt Out Daily Ed News”.

Would you like to receive the VSBA daily news? Join our mailing list here.

Facebook  Twitter