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April 21, 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. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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As AP course enrollment dips, Virginia students eye dual enrollment - Virginia Mercury

Callee Love, a student at William & Mary, is likely to finish her time at the university in two years, thanks to her Southwest Virginia high school offering dual enrollment courses, which allow high school students to earn college credits by taking college-level courses through their high school or community college.

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3 new schools are coming to Virginia Beach: Here's how to give your feedback

VIRGINIA BEACH - The Virginia Beach school division is seeking input on new designs for Princess Anne High School, Bayside High School, Bayside Sixth Grade Campus and Bettie F. Williams Elementary. These projects fall under the recently approved interim agreement to replace these schools, which are among the oldest in the division.

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7th-graders charged after active shooter prank in Henrico

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Two seventh-grade students - a boy and a girl - were charged with falsely summoning law enforcement after an active shooter prank at Holman Middle School on Tuesday. Police say around 3 p.m. April 18 - about 15 minutes before dismissal time - there was an internal communication in the school for an active shooter.

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Shenandoah County adopts budget after amendment for school budget

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - After weeks of heated discussion on where funds should go, the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors approved its budget and tax rates Tuesday afternoon. After a missed step balance increase in the Shenandoah County School's budget, changes had to be made at Tuesday's meeting before voting on the budget.

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Students learn agriculture at high school event

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Elementary school students were given the opportunity to learn more about agriculture at a Food for America event at Buffalo Gap High School. "Food for America is an event where kids can come out and visit and see the animals.

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Virginia Board of Ed compromises on final K-12 history standards

Virginia's Board of Education reached a compromise Thursday and unanimously approved a final version of the state's K-12 history standards, ending a monthslong controversy that ensued after Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration unexpectedly rewrote the history standards document. "There's no reason that this had become as controversial as it became," said Board President Dan Gecker on Thursday.

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What's next for Booker T. Washington High? Norfolk's school board debates scope.

NORFOLK - The Norfolk School Board said more time is needed to determine how the school system will move forward with a study that would guide future planning for Booker T. Washington High School after the board chair said a vote would happen Wednesday.

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Virginia public high school athletes on verge of profiting from NIL deals

The Virginia High School League is moving toward allowing high school athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness. In January, the league's executive committee recommended a proposal by a vote of 31-0 to permit athletes to earn money through things like autographs and personal appearances among other items. The proposal goes to a second vote when the executive committee meets again May 3.

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CCHS students learn about human, animal health careers

BERRYVILLE - Solana Smith wants to work in veterinary medicine because she loves animals, especially cats, dogs and rabbits. "I think it would be a really fulfilling career for me," said Smith, a Clarke County High School (CCHS) junior who's taking an introductory veterinary science course.

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Prince William Co. middle, high schools to get security screeners starting in August - WTOP News

An additional layer of security will soon be implemented at Prince William County, Virginia, middle and high schools. The county's school board is moving ahead with plans to equip schools with security screeners. The county will begin rolling out the security screeners to schools in August.

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2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

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