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Monday, April 4, 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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2022 April Hot Topic Conference April 20, 2022

Join us in person or virtually for the 2022 VSBA April Hot Topic Conference in Charlottesville, VA. This conference brings together dynamic speakers addressing issues that are important and relevant to every school division.

Campbell County Public Schools unveils new electric buses, becomes first Central Virginia division to have them

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. - Campbell County Public Schools unveiled two new, electric buses and charging stations Friday at Leesville Road Elementary. The local, family-owned Sonny Merryman Bus Company built the wheels and says it's the future of transportation. "Electric is where it's going. I mean, it's no question about that," said Floyd Merryman.

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Disputed school admissions policy OK'd pending appeal

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has granted a request from a Virginia school system to continue using a challenged admissions policy while it appeals a ruling that found it discriminates against Asian American students.

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Chesterfield Schools works to fill 200 teacher positions, but this number could go up

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield County Public Schools has filled all their bus driver positions in the district, but there may be a big need for teachers in the upcoming school year. On Friday, a spokesperson for Chesterfield County Public Schools said the district has about 200 teacher openings for the upcoming school year, but the spokesperson said this number is likely to increase.

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IW School Board won't remove iPad apps that drew parent objections - Smithfield Times

Isle of Wight County's School Board has declined to remove two programs from school-issued iPads, which at least one parent says provide "dangerous and sensitive material" to children. Candice Vande Brake, the mother of a Windsor Elementary School kindergartner, started the process outlined in School Board Policy KLB several months ago for challenging books and [...]

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Parents express growing safety concerns at Roanoke City Schools

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) - There has been a rash of school lockdowns including in the southwest, central Virginia school districts. The latest incidents included a lockdown at Appomattox High School and E.C. Glass in Lynchburg as well as a gun going off inside Lucy Addison Middle School in Roanoke.

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Family seeks more than $3M from Henrico School Board, claims violation of federal special ed law - The Henrico Citizen

Pinchbeck Elementary School (Henrico Citizen file photo) The Henrico County School Board has been served with a request for judicial review following a years-long dispute between school district staff members and the family of a student with disabilities.

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Sparks flying at new Pulaski County High lab

DUBLIN - Several classmates decked in protective green jackets and helmets watched as sparks illuminated the space where Cory Phillips worked a piece of metal with a tool he and the other students call a "MIG." Phillips, a senior at Pulaski County High School, said he was demonstrating a process that basically uses gas to melt metals and ultimately attach or fuse them together.

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Cute ducklings could open doors to future careers

WINCHESTER - Seven-year-old Kiah Anderson sat in her classroom at Quarles Elementary School Thursday morning and held Moby Duck, a duckling she and her fellow second-graders hatched in an incubator. Moby is one of three ducks that have been raised in teacher Nicole Hobson's classroom these past few weeks as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning project.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Setting Up Your Own K-12 Virtual School During the Pandemic Webinar, April 14, 2022

In the Winter of 2021 many Albemarle County Public School families requested a virtual schooling option for the 2021-22 school year. Learn how ACPS responded to this challenge by setting up our own Virtual School experience for our students. 

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.

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