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Thursday, May 5, 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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Richmond School officials select RRMM as design firm for Wythe replacement

Richmond Public School construction officials are progressing with replacing the aging George Wythe High after the School Board finally ended its monthslong deadlock over the capacity of the new building last month. In April, the Richmond School Board voted 5-4 to greenlight building a new Wythe High for 1,800 students.

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Alexandria school board to vote on making Narcan available in schools | WTOP News

The Alexandria, Virginia, school board this week will introduce a policy update that would enable school nurses and other trained employees to administer Narcan in the case of a drug overdose.

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Henrico school counselor named Virginia elementary school counselor of the year - The Henrico Citizen

Holly Guelig Greenwood Elementary School counselor Holly Guelig has been named the 2022 Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Virginia School Counselor Association. The organization made the announcement earlier this week.

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Richmond School Board votes 8-1 to rezone River City Middle School

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - After several heated exchanges and harsh words between school board members and public speakers, the Richmond School Board voted 8-1 to rezone River City Middle School, ultimately voting for the very recommendation they voted against a week ago.

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VBCPS educator named $25,000 national award winner

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A local educator has been named a recipient of the national Milken Educator Award. The award, known as the "Oscars of Teaching," recognizes excellence in education by honoring K-12 teachers, principals and specialists with $25,000 unrestricted awards.

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Input wanted from Chesterfield residents on new middle school facade

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Residents are being asked for their input on what a new middle school will look like in the Magnolia Green area. The new facility - identified as the "New MS - Upper Magnolia Green (360W)" at the Board of Supervisors meeting in April - will accommodate about 1,800 students.

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Former Bedford schools administrator announced bid for District 7 board seat

A former Bedford County Public Schools administrator has announced her bid for a county school board seat. Cherie Whitehurst, who also has worked as an adjunct professor at Liberty University and University of Lynchburg, announced her bid Wednesday for the District 7 school board seat that will be up for grabs in the November general election.

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Hanover School Board to discuss possible amendments to transgender student policies

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- The Hanover School Board will meet on Thursday to discuss possible amendments to their transgender student policies. It's a topic that has drawn crowds to school board meetings for a number of months.

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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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