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Monday, June 6, 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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Hampton seniors decorate cars for high school graduation car parade

HAMPTON, Va. - The Class of 2022 will soon be graduating! For high school seniors in Hampton, that means students getting ready for their car decorating parade before graduation. Since the pandemic started, students began having car decorating parades as a way to bond and connect.

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Roanoke School Board to review entry procedures, other safety measures

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - As the school year winds down for Roanoke students, the division's superintendent, Verletta White, sent out a letter to the community outlining steps the Roanoke City School Board will be taking to address safety concerns amidst recent threats toward a local high school and elementary school.

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Lawsuit Filed Against City Schools

Harrisonburg City Public School teachers and parents of children in the system filed a lawsuit against the school board and the superintendent on Wednesday, citing violations against free speech, religion and parental rights within the HCPS policy regarding gender identity and treatment of transgender and gender-questioning students.

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Superintendent on Alexandria City High School student stabbing: 'This isn't normal'

For a second week, most students at Alexandria City High School will participate in virtual learning. The decision is tied to an incident where an 18-year-old student, Luis Meija Hernandez, was stabbed and killed off campus by a 16-year-old classmate. During Thursday night's school board meeting, the superintendent took some time to address the situation.

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ACPS summer school enrollment returning to pre-pandemic numbers

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The school year is nearing its end in Albemarle County which means summer classes are just around the corner. Enrollment numbers are completely different than they were a year ago. "Last year was an anomaly because of not simply are solely because of the pandemic, but because of what the pandemic generated," ACPS spokesperson, Phil Giaramita said.

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Isle of Wight Co. leaders propose new school safety task force following Texas shooting

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) - The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas has raised concerns about safety in schools across the country. In Isle of Wight County, leaders are proposing a new task force in order to figure out what they may need to do to enhance security.

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Six Students from the Region Recognized as 2022 Jean M. Yokum Scholarship Winners | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

NEWPORT NEWS - Langley Federal Credit Union announced six students from the region will receive this year's Jean M. Yokum College Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded every spring and is named after Langley Federal Credit Union's former president and CEO.

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Elementary addition: Schools break ground on $5.7 million GBES expansion

Orange County Public Schools' administrators, staff, school board members past and present and local government leaders gathered at Gordon-Barbour Elementary School on May 23 to break ground for the addition of a new building and extensive renovations at the school. The school board recently approved the authorization of a $5,699,000 contract with Kenbridge Construction for the improvements to GBES.

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CCS and CPD investigating threatening graffiti at Buford Middle School

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Schools is investigating two cases of graffiti threatening violence against Black students at Buford Middle School. The words were found in the student bathroom. Charlottesville police are helping with the investigation. Out of caution the school had officers present on campus Friday, June 3, to support students and staff.

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Superintendent, schools' retirees honored for 'endless impact' on students

Hugs, laughter and tears filled Sweet Briar College's Prothro dining room on May 19 as Amherst County Public Schools celebrated its staff retirees. Superintendent Rob Arnold, who is stepping into retirement June 30 after four years of steering the Amherst school system, was among the honorees to take a seat in a rocking chair, a gift educators in the county traditionally receive when they leave.

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