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Wednesday, August 10, 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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Va. Gov. Youngkin faces second suit over teacher tip line

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is facing a second lawsuit over his administration's repeated refusals to release records related to an email tip line he set up for parents to report school employees who teach "divisive" subjects. Nonprofit ethics watchdog group American Oversight and the law firm Ballard Spahr filed the suit Monday in Arlington County Circuit Court.

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Virginia's new tax break for teachers buying school supplies won't go far, union says. Bill's sponsors say it's a start.

Every year, as the summer winds down, Rickita Robinson starts to prepare for a new school year. For Robinson, who teaches first grade at Richard Bowling Elementary School in Norfolk, this means buying about $200 worth of classroom supplies.

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Virginia's teacher shortage is fueling big spending on recruitment and retention - Virginia Mercury

In a meeting last week, Spotsylvania County Superintendent Kelly Guempel described the division's staffing needs as "severe," with 114 vacant teaching positions a week before the start of the school year. A few days earlier, Fairfax County Superintendent Michelle Reid informed parents the district was "working hard" to overcome a teacher shortage that's left roughly 3% of classrooms unstaffed ahead of the fall semester.

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Some Arlington 4th, 5th graders fell behind in literacy last school year | WTOP News

More fourth and fifth grade students in Arlington needed literacy help at the end of the last school year than at the beginning, according to data from the Virginia school system. About 15% of fourth and fifth grade students needed intensive support at the beginning of the year, according to results from Arlington County Public Schools' literacy screening test.

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Radford City Schools postpones start of school by 2 weeks due to ongoing projects

Radford City Public Schools is delaying their first day of school by two weeks,according to Radford City Schools Superintendent.

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Teachers wanted as new school year nears - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

As school districts around Virginia and the U.S. wrestle with a shortage of teachers, Halifax County Public Schools has dozens of classroom openings to fill before teachers report to work next week to get ready for the start of a new school year.

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Loudoun School Board considers new discipline consequences for students

Loudoun County's school board will soon vote on a new student discipline policy that would give the school system more latitude to keep students accused of serious offenses out of the general population, rather than being moved to a different school.

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Manassas Park High School cancels 2022 football season

Dan Forgas called it a tough message to send. But he had no other choice. After holding off for a week in the hopes for improved numbers, Manassas Park High School's activities director informed the Cougars' football opponents and the Virginia High School League Monday they would not field a football team on any level this fall due to the small pool of participants.

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Stafford education group requests response to convocation that sent 8 to hospital

The Stafford Education Association is requesting that the school division make restitution payments to staff following Friday's convocation event, during which 80 individuals required medical treatment due to soaring temperatures. The association released a statement from its executive board on its Twitter page Monday afternoon, requesting that the division pay $200 in restitution to all full-time employees and $100 to all part-time employees by Dec.

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Life-saving safety training; Amherst Co. schools hold response training for staff

Teachers and staff at Amherst County schools are working to protect your children this upcoming school year.

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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.

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