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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.


RRMM Architects is a proud supporter of the Virginia School Boards Association.

RRMM Architects is committed to our mission of creating great places to live, work, play and learn. For over 35 years, we have considered it a privilege to successfully serve school systems across the Commonwealth, providing award-winning learning environments for children, educators and the community.

Join us at the 2023 Conference on Education on July 13, 2023 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump! Visit the VSBA website to view all titles of the Mini-Workshops and don't forget to register with your local school board clerk today. Titles include Avoiding FOIA Pitfalls, Flying Unmanned Aircraft, Implementation of a Recovery Academy, Working for Your Future, and many more!

The conference will also feature the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Ms. Fabiana Parker from Spotsylvania County Public Schools, as well as award presentations for the VSBA Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards, VSBA Food for Thought Awards, and VSBA 2023 Student Essay Scholarship Awards.

Conference attendees will leave with many great insights and practical ideas.

Visit the Conference on Education Webpage

Nichols wraps up tenure as school superintendent - SoVaNOW: Home of The News & Record and The Mecklenburg Sun

Paul Nichols is leaving Mecklenburg County Public Schools after having served as Superintendent since December 2015. Nichols' retirement takes effect July 1. Incoming division superintendent Scott Worner, who currently is assistant superintendent, presented Nichols with a gift and praised Nichols' tenure as superintendent.

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Richmond School Board takes up heated safety discussion on Graduation Day shooting

"There's retaliation. We know it's gangs. We can't hide it as adults and teachers and staff. We know what's going on in our schools, and we're trying to hide it," one School Board member said.

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New Kent Schools trying to help kids adjust to high school

A study of more than 14,000 students by Pennsylvania State University in 2018 alluded to a "traumatic transition" in which some students lost friends, became more isolated, and suffered from plummeting grades through 12th grade.

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Safe Schools Lynchburg fundraising to install security film to windows, door at E. C. Glass High School

Safe Schools Lynchburg's mission is to enhance security at Lynchburg City Schools.

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PGCPS Future Teacher Pipeline Program Celebrates Latest Cohort of Aspiring Hometown Educators

Six Prince George High School seniors will have the opportunity to educate the next generation locally as part of Prince George County Public Schools' latest cohort of Future Teacher Pipeline students, which encourages aspiring teachers to serve as educators in their hometown schools.

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Frederick supervisor wants to discuss county funding for private schools

A member of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors recently indicated he would like to see the panel convene in a closed session next month to discuss the possibility of

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Concerns mount over 'restorative practices' in Prince William County schools

A faction of School Board members are voicing concerns over proposed changes to the Prince William County Public Schools code of behavior, saying it could pile more training and restrictions

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Radford School Board hires JMU educator as interim superintendent

The move comes as the board is receiving heavy criticism for the departure of Superintendent Rob Graham.

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Don't miss our next VSBA Event

2023 Conference on Education, July 13, 2023, Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

Join us for the 38th Annual VSBA Conference on Education, commencing with a keynote address by Ms. Fabiana Parker, the 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Following Ms. Parker's presentation, we have VACORP assisting us in presenting the prestigious 2023 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards. Next, leaders from various school divisions across Virginia will convene to participate in a range of engaging mini-workshops. These workshops will showcase successful practices implemented in Virginia's school divisions, offering valuable insights and strategies for all attendees. After the roundtable presentations, participants will have the opportunity to partake in optional regional meeting. During the lunch break, we will announce the winners of the annual VSBA Food for Thought 2023 awards. Additionally, we are privileged to have recipients of the 2023 Student Essay Scholarship address the audience.

Don't miss out! Register today to secure your spot and be a part of the 38th Annual VSBA Conference on Education.

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