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Monday, March 11, 2024

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.


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VSBA: School Board News Podcast

Episode 59 - VHSL eSports

Listen to Episode 59 of the Virginia School Board News Podcast. In this episode, VSBA Executive Director is joined by Shawn Knight, Assistant Director for Academic Activities at the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Gina and Shawn have a conversation on how the VHSL’s eSports program levels the playing field for high school students across the Commonwealth.

Click here to listen to Episode 59

Virginia budget deal includes 3% raises for teachers, state employees

Gov. Glenn Youngkin vows to fight for $2 billion arena project, calling its exclusion from the proposed budget a "colossal mistake."

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Catholic student sues Fairfax school board over transgender protections

A lawsuit alleges that Fairfax County Public Schools' transgender student policy is "fundamentally at odds" with a student's religious beliefs as a Catholic.

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Youngkin vetoes bills to prevent school book bans, return Virginia to anti-voter fraud compact

A day before the end of the Virginia General Assembly's 2024 regular session, Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that he has taken action on 84 of the bills that made it to his desk this year

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Weapons detection system coming to Harrisonburg High School in April

Beginning April 9, 2024, a weapons detection system will used at Harrisonburg High School, with plans to implement the same system at Rocktown High School at the start of next school year.

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Mechanicsville elementary students learning math through simulated surgeries

Students are performing surgery at Pole Green Elementary School. The students are donning scrubs, gloves, and masks to really get into the lesson.

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Pr. William school board chair launches bid for lieutenant governor

The Democrat and leader in the University of Virginia Health System is the first candidate from either major party to enter the 2025 race.

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Stafford has state's largest school solar project

Solar panels at North Stafford High School are estimated to save $2.8 million in bills over 25 years.

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WJCC Schools adopts literacy program, discusses raises for teachers

A goal for the literacy program is to bolster literacy rates in the school system.

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AHS Seniors Receive Rare Opportunity to Meet Congressman - The Virginian Review

Alleghany High School students recently had a rare opportunity to meet with their congressman. Sixth District Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., recently met with seniors in Hodnett Hall and he left donning an AHS Cougars baseball cap on his head.

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Feel Good Friday: Teacher recreating historic ride to send students to college

The Louisa County Lion Pride run started back in 2016, when Kate Fletcher wanted to find a way to help her students after they left her classroom.

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The VSBA Government Relations team is updating the VSBA Legislative Update Blog. You can click below to view the blog and stay up-to-date throughout the session.

Click here for the VSBA Legislative Update Blog

Don't miss our next VSBA Event

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - Webinar: Active Attack Preparation and Response

Join us for an insightful webinar presented by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (VDCJ) as they introduce their comprehensive Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) program. Designed exclusively for school board members, this webinar aims to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to fortify your schools against potential threats.

Date and Time: March 19, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Adam Keene, Active Attack Program Manager, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

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