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Thursday, May 26, 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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Excellent Educator: Not the same old song and dance in Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Out of the mouths of youth, orderly tucked away in a corner of the Ann H. Kilgore Gifted Center in Hampton, come fountains of song. One can see exuberance bubbling beneath cloth masks and warm smiles of young faces under the guidance of Amanda Galloway.

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Virtual learning options changing in Charlottesville and Albemarle Co.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Virtual learning options will look a bit different for students in the Charlottesville area next school year. Charlottesville City Schools is ending its virtual learning program, directing families wishing to stay online to the state's virtual learning platform, Virtual Virginia.

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'Caroline Cruiser' hitting the streets to collect school supply donations

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Caroline County Public Schools will be implementing a unique method of gathering donations for local schools this summer. The "Caroline Cruiser," a bright blue bus decorated with various Caroline landmarks, will be driving around the county collecting donations for supplies that will go to the schools in the district.

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'It became an anchor': Friendship sculpture rescued from rubble following Fox Elementary fire

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Inside Clark Springs Elementary School, students from Fox Elementary School may notice a familiar piece of art inside their temporary school. The "Friendship" sculpture is anchored inside the school, sharing decades of memories from when it was created in the 1980s.

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Southwest, central Virginia schools providing counseling, taking precautions following deadly Texas shooting

(WFXR) - After a teenage gunman took the lives of 21 people - including 19 children - at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, school districts across southwest and central Virginia shared their plans for increased safety measures and emotional support.

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Central Va. schools implement enhanced safety measures following Texas shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Several school systems in Central Virginia have implemented safety measures on Wednesday and through the end of the school year after Tuesday's deadly shooting in Texas. Richmond Public Schools implemented enhanced searches during student arrival on Wednesday. In an update to parents, Superintendent Jason Kamras said arrival procedures would take longer than usual.

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Virginia Governor orders school security review, increased police presence at metro-Richmond schools

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Extra police officers were on hand at school buildings across the metro-Richmond area Wednesday in response to a school shooting in Texas. For parents who have students in public schools, including State Senator Jennifer McClellan, it was a welcomed sign.

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Henrico County schools giving away free meals for Memorial Day weekend

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Henrico Public Schools is giving away 350 meals for Memorial Day weekend. The meals will be available for pickup Wednesday, May 25 at Hermitage High School from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. School staff will distribute the meals on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Norfolk Public Schools now welcoming back volunteers

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Norfolk Public Schools is once again opening its doors to volunteers. NPS' Office of Community Engagement has recently implemented new changes to the division's volunteer system that streamlines the application approval process. Former volunteers and those interested in partnering with NPS will now be able to use the new Raptor Online Visitor Management System to register.

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For the first time, a Northern Neck student will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee

HEATHSVILLE, Va. - Every year, millions of students from all over the country participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This is the first time a student from Virginia's Northern Neck region has qualified. Trey Felton III from Northumberland County was the winner of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Spelling Bee.

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Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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