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Wednesday, November 8, 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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To tackle underage vaping, APS may push law preventing smoke shops near schools |

Arlington Public Schools is mulling support for legislation that would allow localities to prevent vape shops from opening up near schools.

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Prince William School Board approves Advanced Placement African American Studies for next academic year

Students in Prince William County Public Schools will soon be able to take Advanced Placement African American Studies, as well as several other new courses, following a vote by the

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Resolution to address mold shot down again at RPS Board meeting

A proposed resolution to address the growing issue of mold in Richmond Public Schools buildings was shot down for the second time by the district's school board Monday.

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North Fork Middle School students help create outdoor classroom

A major student-led project is coming to life at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg. Carpentry students from Triplett Tech are building an outdoor classroom on the side of the school.

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Danville Public Schools employees to get $2,000 bonus this week, $900 in December

Workers also will receive a 2% raise in January courtesy of the state budget.

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Clarke board pushing lawmakers to revamp school funding methodology

BERRYVILLE - The Clarke County Board of Supervisors is urging the General Assembly to revamp the state's methodology for funding public schools.

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Hampton Roads schools try to figure out how to comply with Youngkin's latest order on student overdoses

When a student has a medical emergency, Hampton Roads school systems notify parents, according to their policies.

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JWHS students offer insights on combating teen vaping

Last week students from James Wood High School (JWHS) discussed ways to make a more compelling case against vaping to their peers.

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'We failed': Deadly graduation shooting prompting policy changes in Richmond schools

Five months after a deadly shooting at a graduation ceremony claimed the lives of a Huguenot High School student and his stepfather, Richmond Public Schools (RPS) leaders are revising the language in some of the school district's policies.

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Petersburg Schools to use app for parents to track school buses

Petersburg Public Schools has announced it will use an app that allows parents to track their child's school bus before it arrives.

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Join us for our 18th Annual Student School Board Representatives Workshop to be held on November 15 at the Williamsburg Lodge in the Allegheny Room. Student Board Representatives, do not want to miss this workshop!


To kick off the workshop, student's will hear from Mr. Joseph Washington on how to turn average into action. Following the keynote presentation, Mr. Bill Bradley will be leading a group discussion on "Ideal Workspaces, Where Do You Work Best". To close out the day, presentations include two interactive sessions that will be sure to get some excitement from the audience when they are tasked to complete a Policy and will compete head to head in School Board Governance Jeopardy.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

November 15-17, 2023 - VSBA Annual Convention

Don’t miss out on VSBA’s Annual Convention, the celebratory end-of-year gathering! This event is the largest meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia. Over the three day convention, attendees will hear from three different general session speakers, choose from over forty-five hot topic break-out sessions pertinent to public education issues, have the opportunity to meet with businesses dedicated to serving schools, and much more.

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

Registration: Please reach out to your school division clerk to register for this event. For affiliate members, please reach out to Mikaela Coffey for registration at

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