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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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.


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VSBA: School Board News Podcast

Episode 59 - VHSL eSports

Listen to Episode 59 of the Virginia School Board News Podcast. In this episode, VSBA Executive Director is joined by Shawn Knight, Assistant Director for Academic Activities at the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Gina and Shawn have a conversation on how the VHSL’s eSports program levels the playing field for high school students across the Commonwealth.

Click here to listen to Episode 59

Two Dinwiddie students win 2024 Art Contest for Southside Regional Award

Two students from Dinwiddie County Public Schools (DCPS) won the Virginia School Boards Association's Southside Regional Award for the 2024 Art Contest

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GIANT donates $10,000 to Waynesboro Schools' food pantry program

Waynesboro Schools teachers and administrators see food insecurity among students every day. Assistant Superintendent Ryan Barber said the school district has food pantries at each school.

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Central Middle School student places in regional art contest

A seventh-grade middle school student from King and Queen County was among the winners in the Virginia School Boards Association's Eastern Regional Art Contest.

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Prince George High School's 'Royal Games' highlights skills being gained through school's sports marketing CTE program

Newly Created Sports & Entertainment Mgmt. Course Gives Students Hands-On Experiences

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'It's a lot more than 'Stop, drop and roll'' - The Henrico Citizen

At Highland Springs Elementary March 7, Gus Tyson, a firefighter with the Henrico County Division of Fire, is suited up in full gear - coat, boots, mask, helmet, and all - to show the young students that under all that heavy equipment is a familiar face.

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Why you should stop texting your kids at school

Parents are keenly aware of the distractions and the mental health issues associated with smartphones and social media, but teachers say they might not realize how much those struggles play out at school.

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First Drug Scan At Loudoun County High Schools Completed, More Schools Coming Up

First Drug Scan At Loudoun County High Schools Completed - Ashburn, VA - The sheriff's office said it finished the first unannounced drug search by canines at Loudoun County high schools.

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Miss Charlottesville teaches Louisa County students about eating healthy

Kindergarteners at Moss-Nuckols Elementary School got a special surprise Friday, March 8.Jaws dropped when Miss Charlottesville Doctor Alyssa Mixon entered Moss-Nuckols Elementary School.

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Lions, Leos, and Terrier student athletes celebrate Read Across America Day at HLH

By Debbie Adams Members of the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club, the William Byrd High School Leo Club (sponsored by the Breakfast Lions), and the WBHS Terriers girls soccer team celebrated Read Across America Day at Herman L. Horn Elementary School on March 1.

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Prince William schools seeing a decrease in chronic absenteeism

Prince William County Public Schools has experienced an 8% drop in chronic absenteeism from this time last year, school division officials told the School Board in a presentation March 6.

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The VSBA Government Relations team is updating the VSBA Legislative Update Blog. You can click below to view the blog and stay up-to-date throughout the session.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - Webinar: Active Attack Preparation and Response

Join us for an insightful webinar presented by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (VDCJ) as they introduce their comprehensive Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) program. Designed exclusively for school board members, this webinar aims to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to fortify your schools against potential threats.

Date and Time: March 19, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Adam Keene, Active Attack Program Manager, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

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