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Wednesday, May 11, 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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64 Education Programs from Across Virginia Featured in the 26th Annual VSBA Showcases for Success Directory

VSBA has released its 26th annual VSBA Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools. The focus of the 2022 VSBA Showcases for Success is Virginia Public Schools: Setting the Precedent highlighting unique program offerings in Virginia’s public schools.

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HHS Chapter Of TSA Cleans Up At State Competition

During the pandemic, a lot of clubs and student organizations at high schools saw a drop in enrollment due to the lack of in-person events and meetings. However, the Technology Student Association chapter at Harrisonburg High School was one of the few that grew.

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Hanover School Board considers restriction on student demonstrations

HANOVER, Va. (WRIC) - The Hanover School Board is considering a change to its student code of conduct that could restrict students' First Amendment right to protest. The changes, which were drafted and proposed by the school administration, would introduce a new passage near the end of the code of conduct that reads as follows: Protests and Walkouts Students are entitled to a learning environment free of unnecessary disruption.

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Va. school board delays vote on telling parents how students self-identify

Placeholder while article actions load Orange County school board members delayed voting ona proposal Monday that would haverequired schools to disclose to parents their students' "self-identification," a policy LGBTQ advocates worried could be harmful for students.

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HCPS to give bonuses and higher pay for full-time employees next school year

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico County Public Schools are implementing new measures to retain current staff and recruit new members by supporting their financial needs and adding ways to lessen the workloads of current staff.

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Fairfax Co. teachers' union calls for more inclusive virtual learning option | WTOP News

A teachers' union in Fairfax County, Virginia, is urging Superintendent Scott Brabrand and school board members to continue offering a limited virtual school program for vulnerable students and staff. The Fairfax Education Association, which says it represents over 4,000 school system employees, said in a letter last week that plans for the next school year don't "seem to include any full-time virtual option for students who would request this option."

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Kajeet and Virginia School Boards Association Announce Winners of 2022 Virginia Education Broadband Grant

MCLEAN, Va.-( BUSINESS WIRE)-In honor of the 115 th anniversary of the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA), Kajeet and VSBA partnered to launch the Virginia Education Broadband Grant program. Winners were awarded up to $30,000 each to support their digital equity initiatives.

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Rethinking history lessons: Virginia teenager designs curriculum recognizing women of color

CBS News As a young woman of color, Prasidha Padmanabhan noticed that stories about women, and especially women of color, are often overlooked in U.S. history books. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. The 17-year-old Virginia high school student is leading a modern-day crusade to rewrite the history books in one of the country's largest school districts.

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Virginia students walk out to support abortion rights

High school students around Virginia held walkouts Monday in support of abortion access after a leaked draft majority opinion last week indicated the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade. At Richmond's Open High School, nearly 200 students walked out Monday afternoon in solidarity with organizers from Generation Ratify Virginia, a youth-led movement that supports certification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution and advancing gender justice.

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Two Henrico County counselors honored as Virginia's best

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - The Virginia School Counselor Association has named two Henrico County Public Schools counselors Virginia's best of 2022. Christina Tillery of Highland Springs High School was named Virginia Secondary School Counselor of the year and Holly Guelig, a school counselor at Greenwood Elementary School, was named Virginia Elementary School Counselor of the Year.

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Summer school gets closer to normal post-pandemic

BRISTOL, Va. - City schools will again offer expanded summer school programming but scale back compared to last year's levels. On Monday the Bristol Virginia School Board unanimously approved the schedule, which has all summer classes beginning June 13. Elementary and middle school sessions are to conclude June 30.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 17, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students. The Region VII Virtual Academy partners with Virtual Virginia...

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

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