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May 3, 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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WPS awarded almost $6M to increase student access to mental health services

WINCHESTER - Winchester Public Schools (WPS) has been awarded a grant totaling nearly $5.9 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education, according to a WPS media release. The Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstration grant will fund WISH: Winchester Investing in Student Mental Health, a program that will expand the division's capacity to offer mental health services to its 4,277 students, starting this month.

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Leading from the heart: William Perry educator Waynesboro's teacher of the year

WAYNESBORO - As Ryan Barber began to announce the Waynesboro Public Schools teacher of the year Monday afternoon, he read from an essay that all nominees were required to submit. "I saw myself in the students that I worked with," Barber read. "Particularly those with complicated backgrounds.

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Virginia parents: Education grants can help cover tutoring, other services. Here's how to apply.

The Virginia Department of Education is accepting applications from parents for tutoring grants for their children through the K-12 Learning Acceleration Grants program. The $30 million program, first announced in March, seeks to address the effects of the pandemic on learning.

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Prince William County to honor top educators at May 10 ceremony

Prince William County Public Schools will recognize academic excellence in the workplace at the annual Outstanding Educators ceremony at the Hylton Performing Arts Center May 10. The event will feature winners in the categories of Teacher of the Year, Novice Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year.

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Frederick County schools selects assistant superintendent of administration

Warren County Public Schools' director of human resources and communication has been named Frederick County Public Schools' next assistant superintendent of administration. Shane Goodwin, who will receive an annual salary of $176,000, will begin his new role within the division on June 1. The School Board named Goodwin to the post at its Tuesday meeting.

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Meet the finalists: 2023 Washington Post Principal and Teacher of the Year awards

Each day educators face numerous challenges in their efforts to teach students. Despite the challenges, there are many outstanding educators, including those in the Washington region, who excel in their work. Here are the 2023 finalists for The Washington Post's Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards.

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Board finalizes superintendent qualifications

BRISTOL, Va. - City School Board members finalized their primary qualifications for the division's next superintendent on Monday so ads for the position can begin appearing this week. Board members spent more than 20 minutes during Monday's monthly meeting debating whether certain aspects should be required or preferred before finalizing a list of 11 deemed the most important.

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Fredericksburg school division considers weapon detection systems

Fredericksburg City Public Schools is exploring ways to fund the purchase of advanced weapons detection systems to install in each school building. The systems use sensors, artificial intelligence and other smart technology to detect a wide range of concealed weapons.

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New cell phone policy for Carroll Public Schools | Carroll News

Carroll Public Schools restricting students' access The Carroll County Public School's (CCPS) leadership team, in conjunction with teachers and parents, notified the public via Facebook on April 25 it is currently developing a new cell phone policy for students that would significantly restrict student access to cell phones during instructional time while not completely eliminating cell phone use in schools.

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RPS superintendent horrified by exchange between teacher and Spanish-speaking student

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The head of Richmond Public Schools is apologizing for what he calls a "horrific" exchange between a Boushall Middle School teacher and a sixth grader. "We condemn what was said, reject it wholly and are addressing it," said Jason Kamras, Richmond Public Schools superintendent.

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Don't miss our next VSBA event

2023 School Law Conference, June 2, 2023 - Richmond

The 2023 School Law Conference kicks off with a presentation from the Division of Public Safety Training and the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety on preventative behavioral threat assessment in an educational setting. Following this presentation is a session on special education. Next, hear about teachers’ free speech rights after the Supreme Court Case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. To close out, there will be a legislative update from the VSBA Legislative Team. Register Today!

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