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Friday, September 2, 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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Ground broken for $100 million Falling Creek Middle School

Ground was broken Thursday for the new Falling Creek Middle School in Chesterfield County. The new building will replace the current middle school at 4724 Hopkins Road built in 1966.

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300 dads dine with students at Petersburg elementary school

It's normal to see a long line of kids getting ushered into the school building by teachers day after day, but Tuesday morning instead of school administration an army of dads could be seen accompanying their kids to school as part of the Dining with Dads event

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Roanoke superintendent, police chief speak out after Thursday threats to middle schools

Roanoke City Public Schools' superintendent threatened to cancel extracurricular activities and extend the school year after the fifth and sixth potential threats since Sept. 14 was reported at city middle schools Thursday. "We are a month into the school year. The threats that we are seeing are causing fear.

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FCPS prepares for new round of TJ admissions, as court battle continues | FFXnow

With a new school year underway, students will soon jockey for seats in Fairfax County's prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ), even as a federal court considers whether its current admission system discriminates against Asians. For now, thanks to an earlier ruling upheld by the U.S.

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'If not me, then who?": Teacher returns home to work at Hopewell middle school

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - A Hopewell middle school teacher is known for being attentive to her students, which is part of why she is the next recipient of our "Acts of Kindness." The 2022-23 school year is Krystal King's first year as a full-time teacher at Carter G.

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Ani Arzoomanian Is Officially Northern Virginia Magazine's 2022 Teacher of the Year

The third grade teacher from Arlington is beloved for the excitement she brings to her classroom, and her passion for helping kids in Uganda.

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Holland reports Accomack schools enrollment up, all schools accredited

Accomack County School Superintendent Chris Holland addressed the Accomack County Board of Supervisors Wednesday night with a report on the start of the 2022-23 school year. 

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Schools plan goes public

NORTON - City schools' 2021-27 comprehensive plan, which places an emphasis on technology, attendance and global education, has been released for...

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Martinsville school board lawyers up

The City says that if Martinsville reverts from a city to a town, the Martinsville school system would cease to exist - but the School Board disagrees.

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Harrisonburg School Board holds public hearing for vacant seat

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Harrisonburg City School Board held another public hearing on Tuesday evening to get feedback on who the public wants to hold the vacant school board seat.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

VAcorp Cyber Liability Coverage webinar, Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Cyber threats continue to evolve, with no organization immune to cybercrime. In celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, VAcorp is hosting a live Cyber Liability Coverage webinar on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. This webinar is open to VAcorp coverage program participants.This one-hour training program offers a basic introduction to the world of cyber liability coverage while focusing on the practical steps you can take as an organization to prepare and respond to a cyber event. 

2022 VSBA Fall Superintendent Evaluation Workshop, October 4, 2022

Are you prepared to evaluate your Superintendent? Are you familiar with the recently revised performance guidelines? Register now for the Superintendent Evaluation Workshop to learn more about the newly revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents developed by the Virginia Department of Education.

2022 VSBA Title IX Workshop, September 27, 2022

With claims of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct hitting newsstands everywhere, Title IX coordinators and other senior staff need to be confident in their knowledge and enforcement of their divisions’ policies. Participants will learn the basics of Title IX, best practices regarding Title IX policies, and recent case law relating to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, employee training requirements, and more!

2022 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 20, 2022

The Basics of Budgeting for Student Needs is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and supports the individual needs, goals and aspirations of students.

2022 VSBA Annual Convention, November 16-18 2022

VSBA’s Annual Convention is the celebratory end-of-year gathering that you do not want to miss out on! This event is the largest and most anticipated meeting of the year, which brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across the state of Virginia.

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