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Friday, April 22, 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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Judge denies petition to force the release of LCPS 'independent review' of assault cases

A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge denied on Wednesday afternoon a political action group's request to release the "independent review" of the school division's handling of a pair of sexual assaults in two high schools. LCPS, which commissioned the review, has previously said the report would not be made public.

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Richmond teacher wins $30,000 in nationwide CIA competition

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Richmond teacher is $30,000 richer after winning a nationwide competition held by the CIA. Rhonda Hawley, a teacher at Linwood Holton Elementary, was entirely surprised when she was presented with the check in her classroom. Her school principal kept it a secret until the last minute as Hawley jumped in the air out of excitement.

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'We're at a turning point': New Fairfax Co. schools superintendent tours her first classrooms | WTOP News

The newly selected superintendent of Fairfax County schools walked into her first Virginia classroom on Friday morning. WTOP was the first to sit down with her for an interview. Michelle Reid comes to the D.C. region from the Northshore School District in Bothell, Washington, where she has served as schools superintendent there, overseeing the 24,000-student district.

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'Angelic' George Wythe student remembered as 'bold spirit'

RICHMOND, Va. -- Hundreds of people gathered to honor the life of Samiyah Yellardy at United Nations Church on Richmond's Southside Wednesday. The 17-year-old George Wythe High School student was was killed after she was shot inside her home in the city's Bellemeade neighborhood early Sunday, April 10.

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Newport News middle school piloting new program to curb fights

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A Newport News middle school is piloting a new program to control the number of fights between students. From March until today, school staff say there have been at least eight fights at Gildersleeve Middle School.

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Roanoke City Public Schools hosts discussion on school safety

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - "As a superintendent, as a teacher, as a mom, there isn't anything more important to me than school safety," said Verletta White, Superintendent of Roanoke City Public Schools. Safety. That's what 13 leaders inside and out of the Roanoke community came together to talk about at RCPS's Safety Summit Wednesday.

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Petersburg City School Board names acting Superintendent

Petersburg City Public School Board met, voted, and approved the hiring of their new acting Superintendent, Dr. Julius Hamlin after approving the resignation of Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin. "We hate doing it [accepting resignations", but we have to do it," said School Board Chairman Kenneth Pritchett.

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COVID funding can drive innovation, help recoup learning loss in Newport News schools, Rep. Scott says

NEWPORT NEWS - Trying on a virtual reality headset in a fifth-grade geology class, U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott got a chance to see something he had told Newport News School Superintendent George Parker he had wanted to see from COVID-19 relief money: innovation.

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Lynchburg City Schools seeks community input after full report on facilities presented

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - It's been weeks since a report on Lynchburg City Schools said the district has too many buildings. Factors include declining enrollment, school locations in relation to the population and the condition of buildings. Tuesday the school system heard more on the report in a board meeting, with a focus on demographics.

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Hanover Schools offers $1,000 sign-on incentive for new bus drivers

HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) - Hanover County Public Schools is offering a $1,000 sign-on incentive for new bus drivers. The incentive will be in addition to base pay and other benefits. Drivers who join the team between now and September will earn $500 after their first 60 days and $500 at the end of the first semester of the next school year.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 3, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students.

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