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Thursday, March 17, 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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Bristol, Va schools look to the future with new emerging technology program

BRISTOL, Va--It's not everyday you get to explore the bottom of the ocean, and see a humpback whale, but for students at Virginia High school, it's a reality. Virginia High School students are now able to learn using virtual reality technology.

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Norfolk board approves raises for teachers in 2023 budget; rejects facility use plan

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Norfolk School Board approved a $376.7-million operating budget for 2023 during its Wednesday meeting. Included in the budget are seven possible bonuses to attract teachers, an increase in starting pay for bus drivers and pay raises for all district employees across the board.

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Two years later: A conversation with Henrico Schools Superintendent Amy Cashwell on the anniversary of school shutdown

On March 16, 2020, Henrico Schools staff members reported to their schools and offices to plan for the logistics of a two-week closure intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When Henrico Schools Superintendent Amy Cashwell announced the two week closure, she had no way of knowing that most students wouldn't return to brick-and-mortar schools for more than 500 days.

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Three options for School Board raises - Smithfield Times

Isle of Wight County's School Board is considering three options for giving its members a raise. Board member Michael Vines had brought the matter up during the School Board's Jan. 6 reorganizational meeting and again at the board's Jan. 13 meeting. In February, Board Chairwoman Denise Tynes named Vice Chairman Michael Cunningham and board member [...]

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Hanover Schools set to host career fair at Atlee Branch Library

HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) - Hanover Schools is looking to add qualified candidates to its team. On Wednesday, the district is hosting a job fair for a number of positions - including substitute teachers, transportation, food services, and more. The job fair will be held at the Atlee Branch Library in Mechanicsville from 1:00 p.m.

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School superintendent seeks 13% pay raise for teachers - but county supervisors won't budge on tax rate

Additional teacher pay raises are on the chopping block in the Fauquier County budget this year. School board members and school Superintendent David Jeck are asking the Fauquier Board of Supervisors to approve an additional $7.4 million in local funding to support raising teacher pay by an average of 13%.

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of upgrades for Danville Public Schools

DANVILLE, Va. - Some big and much-needed changes are coming soon for Danville Public Schools. On Wednesday afternoon, city and school leaders gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony marks the start of a major project at John M. Langston School. It's the future home of Galileo Magnet High School and Danville Public Schools' main office.

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School board meeting introduces potential new classes through dual-enrollment at Martinsville High School

"I'm glad we're not gatekeeping and just forcing students to take certain things," said Superintendent Zeb Talley in regards to new programming options in Martinsville City Public Schools. He was referring to new programs offered through MCPS and Patrick & Henry Community College's Dual Enrollment program, which was the subject of a presentation during Tueday's MCPS school board meeting.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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.

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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