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April 17, 2023

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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Phones down? Patriot students participate in social media awareness program

Patriot High School’s lunch commons looked like a throwback to the analog days on a recent spring afternoon.

Teens read from conversation cards set out at tables, various board games were being played, and phones were at least less central, said Principal Michael Bishop.

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Spotsylvania school division preparing revisions to book challenge policy

Spotsylvania County school division leadership will propose revisions to the School Board’s policy governing book challenges at the board’s meeting next month.

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Youngkin: ‘Plenty of money’ in Virginia for more tax cuts, key investments

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) said he will call a special session for the state budget “as soon as we need one,” urging lawmakers to work together to send him a spending deal as quickly as they can.

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New apprenticeship program lends certification, skills training for youths

BEDFORD — Josh Weeks, owner of Wicked Diesel, a diesel and automotive repair facility at 1051 Orange St., recently became the first Bedford County business owner to register with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Youth Registered Apprenticeship Program.

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Virginia Lottery encouraging you to thank a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week

The Virginia Lottery is making it easier for Virginians to thank K-12 public school teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12.

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Loudoun School Board Enacts Technology Restrictions Following Special Grand Jury Report

Loudoun Now, 4/13/23 … The School Board on April 11 voted to change a policy on students using technology responsibly, one of seven policies recommended for change by a special grand jury in its December report. 

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Norfolk School Board to vote again on Booker T. Washington HS feasibility study

NORFOLK — More than three years after the Norfolk School Board approved conducting a study of what to do with Booker T. Washington High School, the board will vote again next week to resolve lingering confusion about what the study should do.

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Henry County Schools allocate money

A total of $220,481 in grant funding along with $127,491 of in-kind funding will go to public schools in Henry and Patrick counties and the city of Martinsville to serve students in grades 6 through 12 who are not able to function in the regular school environment. The grant funding is provided through the Department of Education.

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Lynchburg City Council to conduct upcoming school board appointments in open meetings

With the terms of three members of the Lynchburg City School Board expiring June 30, Lynchburg City Council announced Tuesday it will hold its upcoming appointment process in open meetings.

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Jessica Eisenhauer is Albemarle County’s teacher of the year


ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Jessica Eisenhauer is Albemarle County’s teacher of the year for the 2022-2023 school year.

Eisenhauer teaches algebra, functions, data analysis, and trigonometry at Monticello High School.

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2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

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