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Wednesday, October 12, 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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Franklin County Superintendent Cobbs to leave job

ROCKY MOUNT - Franklin County Public Schools is preparing to look for a new superintendent. Bernice Cobbs has decided not to enter into another contract the school system, so that requires the start of a search process, county School Board Chairman Jeff Worley said at Monday's board meeting.

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CNU program brings real research experience to Newport News high schoolers

NEWPORT NEWS - When Mic Platt attended a seminar at Christopher Newport University last year, he was struck by the genuine excitement he felt from the high school students presenting their research findings. Those students were participating in a collaborative project with the university's environmental biology department.

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School board set to regroup on next step for high school

The Halifax County High School construction project and a grant application to help fund the project top the agenda for Thursday's Halifax County School Board meeting. The meeting will get underway at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex.

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RCPS school board discusses filling superintendent's position and policy revisions

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Monday night, the Rockingham County Public School Board met for the first time since Superintendent Dr. Oskar Scheikl announced his resignation at the end of his 2023 contract. On Monday's agenda, two board members were nominated to begin the search to fill Scheikl's position.

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CBS 6 Gives helps Richmond teacher's classroom wish come true

Bill Fitzgerald recently surprised a Richmond Public Schools teacher as part of the station's CBS 6 Gives program.

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How a Prince William Co. school turf grass program is helping students make history - WTOP News

With long hair that stretched down his back, a shirt that had a fertilizer stain and stained khaki pants, Drew Miller walked into a conversation with Brentsville District High School Principal Katherine Meints thinking he would just be giving ideas for how to revamp the school's agricultural program.

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Danville Public Schools holds State of the District event to discuss progress

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Danville is recognizing the progress its schools have made within the past year. Danville Public Schools held a State of the District event Tuesday morning at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. They announced they have added five new air conditioned buses in their goal of having AC on all their buses.

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Why some school systems are still struggling with bus delays, routes

ROANOKE, Va. - It's been almost two months since most Southwest Virginia schools began their new year. Issues with school transportation persist, and staffing shortages are to blame. On Tuesday, almost 30 routes were delayed in Roanoke City - some by an hour, according to the school's website 10 News was told a "data issue with the mass communication system" is why notifications about the delays were delayed.

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UVA football players spend time with Greer Elementary School students

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Cavaliers are taking a break from football practice to spend time with students at Greer Elementary School. "I just think it's really impactful to talk to kids at this young age and, you know, they're so full of energy and they want to learn so much from you," Cohen King said.

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New Ombuds Introduced at Equity Committee Meeting - Loudoun Now

Carey Williams, the newly hired ombuds for Loudoun County Public Schools, introduced herself and shared more about her role during the Oct. 6 meeting of the division's Equity Committee. Williams was hired Aug. 23 by the division to serve as a neutral resource to families, employees, and community members to help work out issues of fairness, equity and consistency.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students.

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

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