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Wednesday, June 22, 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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After book removal, library policy up for adoption by Roanoke County School Board

The Roanoke County School Board is set to vote on an updated media policy Thursday which would make it harder for librarians to add books to school collections, while also expanding the power of parents to potentially remove them. The matter comes after a book, "When Aidan Became a Brother," was removed from Herman L.

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Families, staff not sold on later start times for Prince William schools

The push to possibly move school start times for Prince William County Schools later appears to be over after a division-wide survey shows little appetite for change. A majority of parental guardians and staff members who answered the division's start-time survey said they'd prefer no change in current bell times, while a slim plurality of the 10,563 students who responded said the same.

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RPS addresses thousands of unused laptops discovered in audit

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Public School Officials are now providing more answers to the public following the release of an internal Chromebook audit. CBS 6 Problem Solvers revealed the internal report that auditors found more than 20,000 school laptops were unused.

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ACPS assistant superintendent retires after 47 years in education

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle County Schools' assistant superintendent is saying goodbye after 47 years in the business. The county celebrated his work with a fitting ceremony Tuesday, June 21. Bernard Hairston started the first formal bullying prevention program in the county and brought more teachers of color to the division.

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Student Enrollment in Virginia Still Not At Optimal Levels

Last May 19, the Virginia Education Report was presented to the state by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Here, the VDOE reported that Virginia's national standing in education has been on a decline. Student assessments are trending downwards and enrollment numbers have dropped, declining by more than 3% or 46,000 students from late 2019.

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Youngkin calls $100M for lab schools 'start-up capital'

Gov. Glenn Youngkin's push to create new college-affiliated K-12 laboratory schools got a boost after he signed a budget on Tuesday that sets aside $100 million for the effort. While the money fell short of the $150 million he initially sought from the legislature, Youngkin called the money "start-up capital to allow us to get moving."

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4 Henrico schools earn money from Papa Johns - The Henrico Citizen

(Photo by Analise Beres for the Henrico Citizen) Four Henrico County schools earned money as part of a Papa Johns program. The schools received money through the company's Dollars4Dough4.0 competition, which required a school's community to order at least 250 Papa John's orders during the school year.

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Loudoun Co. schools tighten social media access for middle school students | WTOP News

Public schools in Loudoun County, Virginia, are attempting to rein in misuse of social media by middle school students on school-issued Chromebooks. The School Board's Technology Steering Committee Wednesday night will discuss social media access for students, and hear about recent challenges and changes in an informational briefing.

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Hanover schools to switch to pre-Labor Day start in 2023

The Hanover County School Board last week voted to join school divisions across the state in initiating a pre-Labor Day start date in the 2023-2024 school year. As requested by the board in the April 12 meeting, a community survey was conducted on the proposed calendar change that saw 1,244 respondents providing input, with around 52% in favor of the pre-Labor Day start and 48% in favor of a post-Labor Day start.

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School districts dealing with staffing issues, plan to address student dress code 

Two different school divisions. Two different scenarios. Two different set of circumstances. Same goals in mind. New Kent County Public Schools and Charles City County Public Schools are dealing with an issue that is plaguing essentially every school system in the United States; staffing and hiring employees.

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