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Friday, January 6, 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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COSSBA Inaugural National Conference - COSSBA

The Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA) is hosting is first national conference March 30 - April 2, 2023 in Tampa, FL! Join school board members and education leaders from across the country for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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One of the best PE teachers in Virginia works at this school in Hanover County

One teacher's approach to PE is teaching kids not only how to be healthy, but happy. Battlefield Park Elementary School's Julie Hudnall was recognized by the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Recreation and Dance as its 2022 Elementary PE Teacher of the Year.

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School Board Wants a Say in Thomas Jefferson Leadership

Loudoun School Board members are continuing a long-running push to have a hand in running TJ, which about 380 students from Loudoun attend, and for which Loudoun pays FCPS almost $19,000 per student.

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Chronic student absences 'unacceptably high', Richmond School Board searches for solutions

"Findings shared at the meeting, held on Monday, Jan. 2, indicated that a number of factors are contributing to the chronic student absence rate and called upon parents and the community to collaborate in finding the solution.

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Sexual content warnings to go to MC parents

by Larry Chowning - The Middlesex County School Board (MCSB) voted unanimously to abide by a General Assembly law requiring school officials to notify parents of sexually explicit materials being taught in the classroom. The vote came during the school board's Dec.12 regular monthly meeting.

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Rockingham County School Board to vote on superintendent search firm

The Rockingham County School Board is set to hold a special meeting to take the next step in the search for the school division's next superintendent. The purpose of the meeting is to decide whether to approve a contract with a firm that will aid in the superintendent search.

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Newport News School Board accepting applications

The Newport News School Board is seeking applications to fill the South District seat on the body after the resignation of John R. Eley III, who stepped down after being elected to City Council in November. An interim member will be appointed until a special election is held Nov.

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Hanover woman running for office on education

An overcrowded audience at a small barbecue restaurant in Ashland erupted in applause on Tuesday night when Del. John McGuire, R-Goochland, mentioned " parents' rights" as a deciding factor in Gov. Youngkin's campaign.

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Sculptor chosen for Capitol statue of teen who fought school segregation

A Maryland artist has been chosen to create a statue for the U.S. Capitol of the Black teenage girl whose defiance of the blighted conditions at her all-Black Virginia high school in 1951 helped outlaw school segregation across the country.

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Portsmouth School Board Accepting Applications

The Portsmouth School Board is accepting applications to fill a vacancy after a former member took a seat on the city council. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 18 for the interim appointment to replace Vernon Tilllage Jr.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs, January 31, 2023

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them optimize the effectiveness of their governance teams.

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

COSSBA Inaugural National Conference: Leading and Learning Together!, March 31 - April 2, 2023

Join school board members and education leaders from across the country at COSSBA's inaugural national conference for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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