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Monday, August 1, 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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Alexandria City Public Schools names Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt interim superintendent

Alexandria City Public Schools announced that Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt will be the school system's interim superintendent.

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Virginia school district leaders ask court to uphold teacher firing in transgender student case - Virginia Mercury

School board members from five Virginia localities and Richmond's schools superintendent have signed onto an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of Virginia opposing a former teacher's claim that he was unlawfully fired for violating his district's anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.

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Halifax County High school construction firm chosen - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

Stephen Mundt of Grimm & Parker Architects goes over the updated design for a replacement Halifax County High School.

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Virginia High School makes historic hire as head wrestling coach

The virginia high wrestling team makes a historic hire. Cassidy ferrell was an all-american wrestler for king university...

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Franklin City School Board votes to merge 8th grade with FHS - The Tidewater News

The Franklin City School Board voted 6-0 at a special called meeting June 30 to merge the eighth grade with Franklin High School effective the 2022-23 academic school year. Ward 3 Board Member Tonya Smith was not present for the vote. In a presentation to the board that led up to the vote during the [...]

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Roanoke County Schools wants more businesses to get involved in apprenticeship program

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke County Schools is looking to help train the next generation of students. School leaders are looking for businesses to step in and help participate in an apprenticeship program to help students become productive in life.

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YMCA and Petersburg City Public Schools partner in childcare

The YMCA of Greater Richmond and Petersburg City Public Schools already have a working relationship with their before and after-school care programs at Walnut Hill Elementary School; they just expanded to include the other elementary schools.

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PCPS receives recognition for Porch Visits Program | Education |

Press release issued by Page County Public Schools LURAY ― Page County Public Schools was among six school divisions recognized at the Virginia School Boards Association's Summer Conference on Education for its Porch Visit Program. The competition is designed to educate, engage and empower school leaders to address childhood hunger and provide all students in Virginia with healthier, more nutritious school meals.

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Maggie L. Walker site debuts new educational videos for elementary school on YouTube

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is unveiling two new educational films for 1st and 4th graders in late August on YouTube. Written and produced by Richmond filmmaker Morgan Avery McCoy Harris, the films build on Standards of Learning (SOLs), bringing Walker's story to life.

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Portsmouth summer camps lets kids design games, launch rockets

Designing a video game starts for Portsmouth students with a small, round robot named Ozobot. Rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders from around the city use Ozobot to practice their coding skills. Later, they'll use that knowledge to create a game.

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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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