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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. Click the underlined headlines to view the articles.


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2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s school divisions. Participants will leave with many great insights and practical ideas. After the roundtable presentations, attendees will break into regional meetings to discuss pertinent issues coming up for their particular regions.

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Virginia Board of Education pans Youngkin report on K-12 student achievement - Virginia Mercury

The board's remaining members were appointed by either Northam or his predecessor, Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. All have had a hand in some of the body's most significant decisions over the last several years, from changes to Virginia's school accreditation process to an initiative to rethink math curricula to a racial justice statement unanimously adopted by the board just a few weeks after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police.

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Spotsylvania schools interim superintendent announces resignation

Spotsylvania County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Carol Flenard announced Thursday morning that she is leaving the school division effective June 30. Flenard made the announcement in an email to the school community. "It is with mixed emotions, I share that I will be leaving Spotsylvania County Public Schools on June 30, 2022.

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Virginia Beach principals want protection from 'slanderous' comments made on camera during School Board meetings

VIRGINIA BEACH - A group of principals want the Virginia Beach School Board to change its public comment policy so division personnel are not subjected to "slanderous opinions" and "unsubstantiated accusations."

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Positive Behavior Popcorn Party - The Tidewater News

Capron Elementary School recognizes good behavior at school by shouting out the students that have been "Caught in the Roar." Fourth-grade students from Mrs. Allen's class, Trent Vick, Kyllian Mallon, David Bizzell, Shane Brown, Carolyn Jennings, Riyan Lewis, Ethan Fisher, Austin Ellis, Miracle David, Eric Shagonaby and Kyleigh Adams are enjoying popcorn as a treat [...]

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King George schools superintendent to retire

Robert Benson, superintendent of King George County Public Schools, will retire at the end of June. Benson announced his retirement to staff in a letter sent May 31 and the School Board approved the appointment of current deputy superintendent Jesse Boyd to serve as interim division leader effective July 1.

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PETTIS WALKS AWAY - The Courier-Record

Clive C. Pettis, Sr. 'IT'S TIME NOW' Clive Pettis quit the Nottoway School Board the same way he served for the past six and a half years -- by claiming much isn't right in the division and airing new allegations while also restating prior grievances.

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Richmond School Board adopts FY23 budget, increases bus driver pay

The Richmond School Board voted Tuesday to increase bus driver pay to $23 an hour and approved recommendations to cover funding shortfalls in order to balance the upcoming budget. The fiscal 2023 adopted budget of $557.7 million is broken down by a $354.2 million general fund, a $201.1 special revenue budget and a $2.4 million capital improvement budget.

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Prince William County School Board passes collective bargaining resolution

The Prince William County School Board voted Wednesday to pass a collective bargaining resolution, providing bargaining rights to the division's certified employees and directing Superintendent LaTanya McDade and school division leadership to draft a full bargaining resolution in the future.

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Robot power: Blacksburg High School Wins Trophy Class in state robotics championship

A team of Montgomery County students' small but powerful robot and strong ties to the community recently earned them top state recognition. Going two-for-two, Blacksburg High School once again won Trophy Class in the Virginia High School League's second-ever Robotics Championship May 21. Two other teams, Maggie L.

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'Free the shoulders': A student's campaign to change the dress code in Arlington schools

Mary Frances Dempsey say she was just 12-years-old, a sixth grader at Arlington's Williamsburg Middle School, when she set out on a mission to change the dress code for students. "I was in the sixth grade, and I was wearing an off-the-shoulder shirt, and I got dress-coded by one of my teachers," Dempsey recalled.

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Paid Webinar: Upcoming Changes to FOIA’s Rules on Electronic Participation in Meetings, June 23, 2022

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Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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