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March 2, 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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12 Prince William schools to get rooftop solar panels this year

Prince William County schools are going solar. Twelve schools – including three high schools, two middle schools and seven elementary schools -- will be fitted with rooftop solar panels this year in a partnership with Secure Solar Futures, a group that provides clean energy infrastructure and education to K-12 schools.  

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Campbell County Superintendent Dr. Robert Johnson set to retire in June

Campbell County Superintendent Dr. Robert Johnson has announced that he will be retiring on June 30, 2023. Johnson has served as superintendent for 14 years. The school board will immediately begin its search for the division's new superintendent. We will continue to update this article as we learn more.

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Virginia State Superintendent Jillian Balow resigns

Gov. Glenn Youngkin's Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow announced her resignation Wednesday after the state education department had come under fire for errors in its redrafting of K-12 history standards and for miscalculating how much education aid localities would get from the state.

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Fairfax County school board member defends her remarks that Battle of Iwo Jima was 'evil'

At a recent school board meeting, Fairfax County School Board member Abrar Omeish described the battle of Iwo Jima as evil. Now, she continues to defend that.

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Chesterfield school cancels former neo-Nazi presentation for students

A middle school in Chesterfield County canceled a guest speaker event featuring a former white supremacist following community backlash. Manchester Middle School had scheduled the event for Friday and sent out a parent permission slip late last week. The presentation, offered through the Virginia Holocaust Museum, would have featured Shannon Foley-Martinez, a former neo-Nazi skinhead.

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Albemarle County schools host HBCU exposition

High school students from across the region had the opportunity to learn about 10 different historically Black colleges and universities at Albemarle County's first HBCU exposition on Monday. Enrollment at HBCUs has trended down over the past 45 years, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Renaming decision on Mercer, Reid schools delayed

Efforts to rename a school named after an owner of enslaved people and a school named after the co-founder of a local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy have been delayed. Loudoun County Public Schools board on Feb.

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Chesapeake School Board votes 5-4 in allowing school sponsored and non-school sponsored clubs to meet

Following public comments that focused on the controversial After School Satan Club, the Chesapeake School Board voted 5-4 to allow both school-affiliated and non-school-affiliated clubs to use division facilities. Non-affiliated clubs would be subject to possible security and staffing fees.

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Parents, teachers question Holton elementary's leadership, environment

When Richmond's Linwood Holton Elementary School opened in 1999, it did so with the intention of reflecting the philosophy of its namesake, former Gov. A. Linwood Holton, who supported civil rights and school integration.

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Spotsylvania schools' new chief of staff will be "legislative liaison" for school division

Spotsylvania County Public Schools' new chief of staff will be "responsible for general staff administration and serving as the legislative liaison for the school division," according to a job description provided last month by the division. The School Board approved the new position and appointed Jon Russell to fill it at its Feb.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

March Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2023

Join us for the March Hot Topic Conference in Wytheville, Virginia on March 15, 2023. This will be an informative and important hot topic conference that focuses on multiple trending education topics like workforce readiness, virtual reality in public schools, and the “new pandemic” teacher shortages.

April Hot Topic Conference, April 13, 2023

Join us for the April Hot Topic Conference at the VSBA Offices in Charlottesville on April 13, 2023. This hot topic conference will focus on multiple trending education topics like broadband access, how to work with your local appropriating body, and dual enrollment.

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