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Thursday, October 27, 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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New Petersburg Public Schools superintendent sworn-in

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Petersburg Public Schools now has a new leader as Dr. Tamara Sterling is officially sworn in as superintendent Tuesday. Dr. Sterling was chosen from a pool of about 27 other superintendents vying for the Petersburg position. She believes her experience has equipped her to push the school division toward success.

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Coles Elementary named a Blue Ribbon recipient

As the achievement gap in many school divisions grew following the pandemic, one Prince William school has been recognized for shrinking it. Coles Elementary School outside Manassas has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, one of five elementary schools in the commonwealth to receive the designation in 2022.

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Staunton Police to increase school safety with additional resource officer

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - Right now, there is just one School Resource Officer (SRO) who covers all five schools in Staunton. Police say the number of SROs are based off both available staffing and funding. While there has only been one officer in that position for years police say safety is still no less of a priority.

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Charlottesville schools question Albemarle's desire to buy CATEC

Kevin Garcia feels at home at Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, something that's easy to see in the way his classmates joke around with him, nudging him forward with their elbows. "I can trust people with my safety here. The adults in charge, they're aware of everything that you're going through," he said.

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'We're taking it seriously:' Amherst County superintendent reacts to declining test scores

Local school officials are weighing in on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results.

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Current cost of $90 million estimated for Roanoke County CTE facility

Roanoke County officials have a better idea of the funding it will need to build its new career and technical education facility after hearing from two engineering and architectural firms Tuesday evening. The estimate from Balzer and Associates and RRMM Architects is approximately $90 million for the largest capital project in the county's history, the Board of Supervisors and School Board were told during the meeting.

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School divisions see rise in various illnesses

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY)- Several school divisions cite a rise in illness-related student absences as influenza, RSV, and G.I. cases spread across the area.

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Fredericksburg City Council approves bond ordinance for new middle school, renovation of wastewater treatment plant

Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday approved issuing bonds to pay for several capital projects, including building a new middle school and renovating the city's wastewater treatment plant. The principal amount of the bond issue is not to exceed $80 million and the true interest cost is not to exceed 6%, according to the approved resolution.

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Newport News Early Childhood Center aims to offer affordable pre-K, training for future teachers

Newport News city leaders have a new way to fill the state's critical teacher shortage and address the need for affordable pre-k and childcare options.

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Report reveals challenges facing city school system

WINCHESTER - The city school system's annual performance report has been published to provide the community with a broad overview of Winchester Public Schools and its students, accomplishments and barriers.

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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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