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Wednesday, April 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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On May 9th, Fox Elementary students will start classes at Clark Springs Elementary

William Fox Elementary students and teachers are moving into the formerly closed Clark Springs Elementary School next month. The Richmond School Board in a 5-0 vote, amended a recommendation to move Fox students and teachers out of First Baptist Church to Clark Springs Elementary on May 9.

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Great Bridge High School students win $50,000 using STEM skills

Students at Chesapeake's Great Bridge High School recently used their STEM skills to create a solution to the problem of bus delays - and won the cash to make it happen.

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Spotsylvania School Board adopts budget

The Spotsylvania School Board on Monday unanimously adopted a $360.7 million budget for fiscal year 2023-which begins July 1-that includes $5.65 million in new local funds from the county government. According to the budget documents presented by school division staff at Monday's School Board budget workshop, the new funding will be used to implement a modernization of the teacher salary scale.

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Middle school students get up close and personal with mummichogs and the environment - The Suffolk News-Herald

Talecia Lankford said it felt weird, yet normal, to put on the waders and boots to help pull in the seine nets from Bennett's Creek that held tiny fish and other water life in them. She and Kennedi White, both seventh graders at John F.

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Governor Youngkin announces $6.5 million in funding to create digital floor plans for schools

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - All Virginia school districts will now have to create digital floor plans for their buildings to help increase safety. Governor Glenn Youngkin just signed off on House Bill 741 which includes $6.5 million in funding for the initiative. Each district will have to create paper floor plans for its schools.

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Council OKs $7.3 million for Wythe High School, punts on casino tax cut proposal

After months of delay, the Richmond City Council voted unanimously Monday to transfer $7.3 million for the city's school division to begin work on building a new George Wythe High School.

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Prince Edward's leaky school: 'Nothing seems to be changing' - Cardinal News

Our daily newsletter has headlines from the session and the impacts on Southwest and Southside Virginia Picture the arcade game Whac-A-Mole. Just as you strike one critter, another one pops up. That's what life is like for those trying to keep Prince Edward County Elementary School dry.

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Supreme Court lets Thomas Jefferson High School admissions policy stand

Placeholder while article actions load The Supreme Court on Monday left in place an admissions system for a prestigious Northern Virginia science and technology high school that administrators said opened the magnet program to a wider socioeconomic range of students but opponents claimed discriminated against Asian American applicants.

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Trustees review three proposed layouts of new Halifax County High School

Halifax County School Board members reviewed options for the new Halifax County High School with representatives for Grimm+Parker Architects at a Thursday meeting. The board reviewed three layouts with the new building sitting to the east of the current student parking lot and north of the current bus parking lot.

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School board members at odds over vote against rezoning overcrowded middle school

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Regardless of the rain or sunshine, virtually every afternoon at River City Middle School, around 4 p.m. when students let out is met with gridlocked vehicles wrapped around the school's perimeter as parents and bus drivers attempt to pick up the more than 1,500 students who attend the middle school.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 3, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students.

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