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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

'Seconds are critical:' New fundraising effort launched to provide one Lynchburg high school an extra layer of security

City leaders were on hand at Lynchburg's E.C. Glass High School on Wednesday for the announcement of a new fundraising project aimed at adding another layer of school safety to

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Virginia jury acquits school spokesman of perjury in probe that was a focus of governor's campaign

A jury has acquitted the longtime spokesman for a northern Virginia school system of perjuring himself during a high-profile investigation of two school-based sexual assaults.

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School safety map project goes on

Wise County schools are in the home stretch of a security project that will aid first responders in the case of an emergency. This digital mapping...

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New bill could put whole milk back in school cafeterias

A new political push could bring whole milk back to school lunches. Lawmakers are debating a bill that would change the current school nutrition rules.

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Outgoing Hampton superintendent tapped to lead Virginia Air and Space Science Center

Jeffery Smith retires from his role as superintendent on June 30, and will assume the new post July 1.

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Weapon, vape detectors coming to Isle of Wight schools - Smithfield Times

Isle of Wight County Schools will install weapon and vape detectors in its middle and high schools ahead of the 2023-24 school year. The School Board voted unanimously June 8 to approve the purchase of eight weapon detectors for just over $153,500 and 32 vape detection systems for just over $88,000, and to add both [...]

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Louisa County Public Schools earns Innovative Practice Award from VA Board of Education

Louisa County Public Schools is one of seven school districts in the state to receive the Innovative Practice Award from the Virginia Board of Education.

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Norfolk School Board to return to single public comment period

The Norfolk School Board decided to remove the "special rules" that separated public comment into two separate periods - agenda and non-agenda - and recombine them.

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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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