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Tuesday, September 20, 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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Career-switcher program gets Virginia teachers into the classroom

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - If you ask little kids what they want to be when they grow up, many of them will answer "a teacher." Teaching is often the first career a child is introduced to and "teachers are often the people who have the most influence on your life,"

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Area test scores 'a little bit scary right now' - Eastern Shore Post

The COVID-19 pandemic created large learning gaps for public-school students on the Eastern Shore, results from state standardized tests show.

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'Swatting' incidents hit schools across Virginia

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York County Schools adopt clear bag policy for high school athletics

YORK COUNTY, Va. - York County Schools added two new safety measures this year for high school athletics: a clear bag policy and metal detectors. "We'd rather be proactive and not have any issues, than reactive and something happen and we have to change procedures," said Dr. Aaron Butler, director of school administration.

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Fairfax Co. school leaders share plan to support students' mental health - WTOP News

Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia's largest school system, unveiled a plan for providing more support for students through mental health services this school year. 

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Wise County Schools sees enrollment bump

July's flash flooding in Kentucky has helped boost Wise County Public Schools' enrollment. Superintendent Mike Goforth told the School Board Tuesday that the division's enrollment rose by 40 students after the normal 10-day enrollment figure tracked at the beginning of the school year.

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'A good step forward': Amherst schools celebrate rollout of electric buses

The rollout of Amherst County Public Schools' first two electric school buses brought cheers and positive reviews among a crowd of educators and students celebrating the historic move Wednesday at Amelon Elementary School.

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Concerns continue to grow as bus delays at Roanoke City Public Schools continue to happen

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Parents are getting more concerned over continued bus delays with Roanoke City Public Schools. Parents told WDBJ7 the issues started in the first few weeks of school. But that was nearly a month ago, and bus delays are still happening.

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LCPS Superintendent endorses replacing Park View High School

Park View High School is likely to be replaced rather than renovated. At Tuesday's Loudoun County Public Schools school board meeting, Superintendent Scott A. Ziegler endorsed replacement.

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Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction visits Louisa schools, shedding light on education changes

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Visiting Louisa County Public Schools (LCPS) on Friday, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow spoke with 8News on new changes impacting the Commonwealth's education system and efforts in funding to heal education infrastructure.

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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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