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February 27, 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. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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Henrico superintendent receives top regional award

Henrico County Public Schools' superintendent was named the Region 1 Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. "I am humbled to be selected by my peers for this recognition," said Amy Cashwell said in a news release.

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ACPS receives first electric school buses

Albemarle County Public Schools bought its first electric bus a month ago using funds from a government grant.

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Spanberger, other congressional Dems challenge Youngkin on education aid error

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, and fellow congressional Democrats in Northern Virginia are making an unusual foray into state budget policy by asking Gov. Glenn Youngkin how he will correct a $201 million mistake by his education department on the amount of state money they can expect in basic aid for education in the current budget.

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APS must change protocols for students on drugs to prevent another fatal overdose, some teachers say

After a fatal overdose on school grounds last month, Arlington Public Schools has been urging staff to call 911 for potential overdoses. For incidents that might not be life-or-death, however, staff members are still being instructed to tell administrators when students show signs of being high or drunk, sending them to the school nurse for evaluation.

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Spotsylvania School Board member charged with forgery

A member of the Spotsylvania County school board was arrested Thursday on two charges, including a felony offense. Kirk E. Twigg, 65, is charged with forging a public record, a Class 4 felony that carries a potential prison sentence of between two to 10 years.

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Why most school divisions in Hampton Roads are starting their year early

For years, it wasn't even legal in Virginia to begin the school year before Labor Day. Now, most of the school divisions in a region that depends on tourism are opting for an early start.

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PCPS encouraging parents to 'Meet Before You Post'

Cyberbullying is a big issue across the country with most instances stemming from students, but Pulaski County Schools says it's had its fair share of online issues with parents.

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Bedford County School Board discusses budget, capital projects

The Bedford County School Board met this week to discuss the division's budget and examine projects in the current capital improvement plan. District 4 representative Marcus Hill and District 5 representative Georgia Hairston were not present for Tuesday's work session due to prior obligations.

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AP Course Supported By Some Fairfax Board Members As Youngkin Reviews

As several Fairfax County high schools plan to pilot an AP African American Studies course, some Fairfax County School Board members asked Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration not to block the course. Youngkin requested a review of the AP course to find whether it violates his executive order on teaching "inherently divisive concepts" such as critical race theory.

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Virginia Explained: Why can just nine localities impose a sales tax for school capital projects? - Virginia Mercury

The responsibility of meeting school construction costs has shifted out of reach for some localities in Virginia. Many schools, lawmakers say, have fallen into disrepair, while others need modernization. In recent years, some lawmakers have said supporting school capital projects is the onus of local governments.

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March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

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