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Monday, October 31, 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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State education summit kicks off at Radford's renovated McHarg

The Hunt Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to lobbying for education, kicked off its eighth annual Virginia Education Summit with a visit to McHarg Elementary School in Radford on Thursday. The school, originally built in 1957, was recently reopened after a comprehensive internal remodel.

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School enrollment shows ups and downs in Roanoke and New River valleys

While many public schools in Western Virginia contend with stagnant or declining numbers of students, some divisions in Southwest Virginia have grown enrollment by embracing virtual learning options. Franklin County Public Schools saw a significant decline in student membership over the last decade.

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Hanover Schools to hire new mental health staff, expand programs with state grant

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Hanover County Public Schools will be expanding the mental health resources offered throughout the school system thanks to a new state grant that will last the remainder of the school year. Hanover Schools announced on Thursday, Oct.

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Marching bands close out season with John S. Battle Invitational

ABINGDON, Va. - Picture-perfect autumn weather and the sounds of high school marching bands from across the region came together for a season-ending competition Saturday at John S. Battle High School.

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'The model's broken:' County leaders say state school funding isn't enough

Isle of Wight and Surry county officials say Virginia funds an insufficient number of public school teachers - leaving localities with little choice but to make up the difference with local tax dollars. According to data Isle of Wight County Schools Human Resources Director Laura Sullivan shared at a Sept.

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Virginia to participate in poster contest, competition to raise cybersecurity awareness

The Virginia Information Technologies Agency and the Virginia Department of Education are announcing the Commonwealth of Virginia's participation in two programs designed to raise cybersecurity awareness and offer cyber educational and scholarship opportunities for students.

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Skyline Middle School SRO 'Driven' To Take Position

Editor's Note: This story is part of a series about the school resource officers in Rockingham County and Harrisonburg City public schools. Sometimes, being a role model for middle school students and being present with that age group means helping carve pumpkins or participating in a TikTok challenge involving a cheer routine.

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Several Students Sickened After Taking Delta-8 THC Edibles at Virginia Middle School

At least seven students at Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County, Virginia, reported feeling ill after apparently eating Delta 8 THC gummies, the principal of the school said in a letter to families.

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Virginia's Black and Latino students hit hardest by pandemic learning loss

Virginia's Black and Hispanic students faced some of the sharpest declines in academic performance over the course of the pandemic. 

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$50,000 and 'tears of joy' -

Sinai Elementary students gather around the school stage to show off Dollar General's $50,000 Reading Revolution donation check. Sinai Elementary Principal Francine Davis, flanked by school faculty and staff, shows off the ceremonial $50,000 Dollar General check.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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.

Insights for Budget Basics & Finance 101: Part 1 Webinar: December 7, 2022Part 2 Webinar: December 8, 2022

This webinar series focuses on Virginia public school budgeting. Webinar 1 discusses the roles of elected officials, fiduciary requirements, stakeholders, and budget reports. While webinar #2 explains expenditures, including enrollment, staffing, salaries, and employee benefits. 

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