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Thursday, September 22, 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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Caroline schools to benefit from grant to provide watershed education

Students in Caroline County Public Schools will receive immersive environmental education experiences this fall thanks to a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Lynchburg schools administrators share plan to improve academic achievement

After the recent release of Standards of Learning (SOL) scores across the commonwealth, Lynchburg City School officials have rolled out a plan to improve academic achievement in light of the school division's passing rates.

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Juvenile charged after threats lead to searches, early dismissal for William Fleming High School

Roanoke police have charged a female juvenile with two felonies connected to threats made Wednesday against William Fleming High School, which was locked down and searched. Police said Wednesday afternoon that they sought a petition against the 14-year-old girl for threatening by writing or electronic message to kill or do harm.

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Arrests, incidents up in 2nd half of Alexandria's school year - WTOP News

Alexandria City Public Schools have released their latest round of safety data, which covers the third and fourth quarters of last school year. That data, which will be presented to the school board on Thursday, shows that there were 194 reported incidents, up slightly from 191 in the first and second quarters.

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Virginia Council on Economic Education seeking teachers for new personal finance development program

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The Virginia Council on Economic Education is seeking candidates to join its new Virginia Personal Finance Teacher Fellowship Program. As a personal finance teacher fellow, the educator will offer personal finance and professional development resources to other educators in their school, school division or region.

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Fredericksburg schools to host Family Academy

For Fredericksburg City Public Schools, a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an upwelling of interest from the community in connecting with the schools, superintendent Marci Catlett said. "If COVID hadn't happened, we would have been beating the drums on how to get parent engagement," Catlett said.

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Suit challenges VDOE, Fairfax schools over Individuals with Disabilities Act

A class-action suit filed in Fairfax County on Wednesday challenges the state over the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, asserting that hearing officers rarely side with parents who challenge school plans for how to educate their children.

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Richmond School Board backs commission on status of Latino students

The Richmond School Board unanimously adopted a proposal Monday night to create a community-wide Commission on the Status of Latino students in Richmond Public Schools. The Board voted to accept the proposal as presented by the Richmond Region League of United Latin American Citizens to form the commission, with additional flexibility to add more members as appropriate, including teachers, school board members and community advocates.

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Emporia-Greensville teen collects pencils for teachers

Blair Dickens is the 16-year-old daughter of Doug and Tina Dickens. She is a junior at the Governor's School of Southside Virginia and Greensville County High School. Dickens is active in many activities including dance, tennis, and is a published author. However, community service is one of her favorite things to do.

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Dozens of schools across US receiving false threats; at least 10 in VA, multiple in North Carolina

(WGHP) - False calls designed to trigger huge police responses, AKA "swatting," have been a problem for some time, but now schools appear to be the target of increasing false threats. On Monday, 10 schools across Virginia reported threats, many resulting in police response or lockdowns. None of them were determined to be credible.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

VAcorp Cyber Liability Coverage webinar, Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Cyber threats continue to evolve, with no organization immune to cybercrime. In celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, VAcorp is hosting a live Cyber Liability Coverage webinar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. This webinar is open to VAcorp coverage program participants.This one-hour training program offers a basic introduction to the world of cyber liability coverage while focusing on the practical steps you can take as an organization to prepare and respond to a cyber event. 

2022 VSBA Fall Superintendent Evaluation Workshop, October 4, 2022

Are you prepared to evaluate your Superintendent? Are you familiar with the recently revised performance guidelines? Register now for the Superintendent Evaluation Workshop to learn more about the newly revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents developed by the Virginia Department of Education.

2022 VSBA Title IX Workshop, September 27, 2022

With claims of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct hitting newsstands everywhere, Title IX coordinators and other senior staff need to be confident in their knowledge and enforcement of their divisions’ policies. Participants will learn the basics of Title IX, best practices regarding Title IX policies, and recent case law relating to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, employee training requirements, and more!

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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