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March 10, 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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NASA HUNCH Challenge

Courtney Cruz, Evy Kyte and Natalee Smith, from left, of the Gloucester High School culinary program competed in this year's NASA HUNCH Culinary Challenge. The students were tasked with creating an ethnic soup or stew that meets NASA's nutritional guidelines for the space program. The students competed locally on Feb.

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Middle School Team Wins State Robotics Tournament

A team of five students from Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn won the Virginia State VEX Robotics Championship on Saturday. Team 71999A-Patilies consisted of Safwaan Majid, Pratyay Jakkula, Maneesh Getni, Amogh Sarasam and Prateek Vadde all eighth graders and is coached by Kamran Majid.

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Central Virginia schools offset pandemic learning loss with more time, new programs

The peak of the pandemic may be behind us, but schools are still feeling its effects. Some local schools are making efforts to close the education gap with a longer school year, like Richmond's Fairfield Court Elementary, where the Richmond school board members just voted to approve a 200-day school year.

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Fairfax Co. schools to offer free virtual mental health services to high schoolers

Virginia's largest school system will be offering free virtual mental health services to all high school students. Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Hazel Health, giving some 61,000 students access to the service, according to the county's contract with the group. WTOP obtained the contract via a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Montgomery County School Board: Mark Miear's statements 'inaccurate and misleading'

Former Superintendent Mark Miear understated his behavior during an event that preceded his firing last year and there were financial and personnel issues during under his tenure, according to a Montgomery County School Board statement.

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Grayson FCCLA students earn medals at national conference

Grayson County Family, Career and Community Leaders of America joined more than 7,000 FCCLA student members, advisers and guests at the San Diego Convention Center June 29-July 3, 2022, to participate in the annual National Leadership Conference.

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Cumberland County superintendent honored with regional award

Cumberland County is the home of this year's Region 8 Superintendent of the Year. On Tuesday, it was announced that Chip Jones, Superintendent of Cumberland County Public Schools, was chosen for the regional honor.

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Three Va. school systems to offer AP African American class amid review

At least three Virginia school districts plan to offer the pilot Advanced Placement African American studies course next school year amid scrutiny from officials in several states, including Gov. Glenn Youngkin, over the course's teachings on race. Fast, informative and written just for locals.

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High schoolers compete in robotics competition at Blacksburg High School

39 high school robotics teams from across the Commonwealth built robots at Blacksburg High School over the weekend. FIRST Chesapeake District invited the high school teams to innovate robotic technology in a two-day competition. This year's competition encouraged teams to see the potential of energy storage.

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IW supervisors to schools: Cut security guards from budget

Isle of Wight County supervisors have urged schools Superintendent to cut five security guard positions from his proposed budget. Cramer's $81 million 2023-24 budget shows $31.8 million, or 39.2% of the total, coming from county taxpayers, a nearly $5 million increase over what was given this year.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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.

April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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