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May 10, 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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Secretary of Education visits Hampton's schools, wants to 'try to replicate' Bethel's classroom models 'across the country'

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spent the afternoon in Hampton on Monday, speaking with high school and college students and education leaders. Cardona visited Bethel High School and Hampton University with U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott and spoke about the importance of creating college and career pathways for students.

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Prince William County changes some elementary school bell times due to bus driver shortage

Prince William County Schools will move forward with plans for a four-bell school start schedule for elementary schools, in a move that school officials say will help the school system overcome a bus driver shortage.

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Fredericksburg officials participate in groundbreaking for new middle school

Elected officials, alongside city and school division staff, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Fredericksburg middle school at 2201 Idlewild Blvd. on Friday morning. As construction vehicles passed busily back and forth over the 26-acre expanse of dirt that will eventually be the home of the 160,000-square-foot school, officials praised the cooperation and community input that led to the groundbreaking.

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MCPS superintendent reflects on first six months

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Bernard Bragen Jr. began his new role in Dec. 2022. Six months later, he says the honeymoon phase is over. "We got here in December and tried to hit the ground running and before you knew it, it's May," he said.

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Meet Prince George's Co. schools' Teacher of the Year - WTOP News

Being a teacher isn't easy, and teaching students with special needs can be even harder. But the energy and care that Kenmoor Early Childhood Center's Mary Truman puts into teaching every day is the reason why she was named the Prince George's County Public Schools Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.

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Roanoke City Council approves budget, incudes pay raises and school funding boost

The Roanoke City Council unanimously approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year Monday, complete with monthly parking and building inspections fee increases, pay raises for city employees and a boost to school funding. The council approved plans as proposed at $355.4 million.

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'It's exciting': School leaders provide update on work to rebuild Fox Elementary School

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - As construction crews placed roof trusses on Fox Elementary School, Richmond school leaders gave a progress report on the work to reopen the school after a three-alarm fire gutted the 112-year-old building along Hanover Avenue in Feb. 2022.

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Suffolk rolling out new traffic cameras near schools, work zones

Heads-up, motorists.Suffolk is rolling out an array of automated cameras that will help enforce traffic laws. Devices will be placed at nine intersections to catch those running red lights, on school bus crossing arms to catch drivers who don't stop when required, and at work and school zones to catch those who drive over the speed limit, the city said a news release.

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RCPS receives national recognition for behavioral health program

Rockingham County Public Schools has received national recognition for its Strong Starts behavioral health program. RCPS has been named a system to watch by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), meaning it has been marked as a model for other school divisions around the U.S. to follow.

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Chesapeake School Board moving forward with armed school security officers

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - The Chesapeake School Board voted to move forward with new policies and regulations that allow the possibility for armed school security officers or SSOs. "The decision that was made this evening was to really allow school security officers that are our employees to potentially be armed," said Chesapeake Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton.

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Don't miss our next VSBA event

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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