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Friday, November 13, 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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Pre-K-12 enrollment plateaus in Va., but still down since COVID-19 nosedive

Virginia reported 1,261,962 students enrolled in its public schools this fall - about 36,000 fewer than 2019, the last fall before the pandemic hit.

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Legislative Staff visit schools across Harrisonburg

Principal of Spotswood Elementary School Brendon Derstine said the tour was an opportunity to show them around, answer questions, and advocate for things they are seeing at the school, the division, and nationwide.

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Washington County, Virginia Schools look at how AI can be useful in classrooms

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) - A presentation about how artificial intelligence (AI) can be a useful tool in the classroom was made at the Washington County School Board meeting on Thursday.

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A look inside the Chesterfield Recovery Academy

One year in, students at Chesterfield's Recovery Academy say the school is changing - even saving - lives.

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Special Education Advisory Committee: Cut administrators, hire more teachers

The co-chairs of the school division's Special Education Advisory Committee's Policy and Compliance Subcommittee recommend reducing the number of administrators to hire more special education teachers.

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New partnership gives Amherst Co. high school seniors direct admission to Randolph College

High school seniors in Amherst County Public Schools now have the opportunity for direct admission into Randolph College.

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Shenandoah County School Board passes library selection policy

before tonights discussion -- a few residents spoke during the public hearing in favor of this policy.

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Hampton Roads' crumbling schools are billions behind on repairs. Students are paying the price.

Hampton Roads school divisions are facing billions of dollars worth of needs - including major renovations of crumbling schools. But with no way to generate revenue, schools are forced to make hard decisions.

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October's Teacher Feature Winner: Ainsley Miller

Miller says her love for teaching was developed after being a substitute and a developmental assistant.

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Job for a Day: How a Loudoun Co. program helps students explore careers in medicine - WTOP News

When Loudoun County, Virginia, senior Katie Hudson first saw information about a program allowing students to shadow local doctors online, she considered it the perfect opportunity to confirm her interest in pursuing a career in medicine.

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Register today for the free live webinar, Mass Shootings in Schools: Lessons from Tragedy and Opportunities for Prevention and Response on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm. Mass shootings in schools, particularly in light of recent tragedies at Oxford High School (MI, 2021) and Robb Elementary School (TX, 2022), have raised important considerations about how best to prevent such tragedies. While there is considerable variability with respect to the perpetrators and their backgrounds, each shares similarities regarding their pre-attack behaviors and identifying these provides important opportunities for identification of the threat and ultimate prevention of the shooting. In this session, we will explore these behaviors along the Path to Intended Violence, identifying opportunities for threat identification, assessment, and management. A case study of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting (FL, 2018) will be provided, highlighting how missing these warning signs can lead to the unthinkable. Finally, this session will discuss ways in which schools can leverage existing resources, including students, to help prevent similar tragedies in their own community.

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