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Thursday, October 13, 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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One step closer to a new middle school in Fredericksburg City

Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday evening approved an amendment to the budget for fiscal year 2023 to reflect $74.8 million cost of a new middle school. "[This is] one more step in a very deliberative process.

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Fluvanna community, ACRJ mourn loss

Gequetta 'G' Murray-Key passed away Tuesday after a brief battle with leukemia.

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Looking to the future: Norfolk considers four construction plans for city's oldest high school

Norfolk may soon decide the future of its oldest high school. The brick and concrete edifice that is Maury High School has stood for more than 100 years. On Wednesday, the second of two meetings took place to decide if it should stay or go.

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Loudoun school board to weigh name changes for 10 schools

The Loudoun County School Board has heard from local researchers, who believe 10 current school names should be looked at more closely for Confederate or segregationist associations. 

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Updated: Teacher, students injured at Dinwiddie High School

A student was airlifted to a hospital Wednesday after a chemistry classroom demonstration led to a fire at Dinwiddie High School. Three other students and a teacher were treated for injuries, officials said. The Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office in a statement said emergency crews responded to the school at about 9:23 a.m.

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False threats barrage schools in Virginia and beyond

A flood of false threats hit schools in Virginia and other states this September. Some of the threats seem to be connected; some do not. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

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Winchester School Board exploring ways to bolster AP exam scores

WINCHESTER - The Winchester School Board is questioning why less than half of Handley High School students who take Advanced Placement (AP) exams score 3 or higher on tests that have a grading scale ranging from 1, which is the lowest, to 5, which is the highest.

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'It's gotten a lot worse:' Durham bus drivers in Roanoke say their paychecks are inconsistent

ROANOKE, Va. - Durham School Services, located in Roanoke, is facing backlash from its own employees because of issues with pay. Durham School Services is the company that provides school buses and drivers to Roanoke City Public Schools.

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Spotsylvania teen starts nonprofit to help low-income students participate in sports and extracurriculars

When Kendall Levinsohn was a student at Courtland High School in Spotsylvania County, she had a few conversations that she couldn't stop thinking about. One was with a parent she met at a school sporting event when she was a freshman.

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Richmond Elementary School celebrates opening of new $18 million addition

A full renovation of the existing building was also completed.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is 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.

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

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