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Friday, June 3, 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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Officers or counselors? Opinions differ on improving school safety

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- School Resource Officer (SRO) Eric Allen jokes around with Colonial Heights students in an effort to build relationships. He hopes those relationships will one day make those students comfortable to come to him when something is amiss at school.

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Henrico County, Henrico Schools to host 'Community Conversation for Peace' June 6, 8 to address youth violence - The Henrico Citizen

(Photo by Analise Beres for the Henrico Citizen) Henrico County and Henrico County Public Schools will join public health and law enforcement officials to host two special town hall meetings, "Together We'll Heal: A Community Conversation for Peace."

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Smithfield teacher wins vacation from Virginia Lottery

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) - Thursday was a big day in Hamtown USA. Hardy Elementary fourth grade teacher Sabrina Kelly was surprised with a vacation through the Virginia Lottery's Thank a Teacher campaign, which was held for the seventh time during National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-8).

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Alexandria City High School Continues Virtual Learning for Many After Student's Slaying

Alexandria City High School opened its doors Tuesday for the first time since a student was killed in a chaotic fight off-campus. However, most students will learn virtually for the rest of the week. Luis Mejia Hernandez, an 18-year-old senior, was killed last Tuesday during a chaotic fight off-campus.

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Two new members to be appointed to Martinsville School Board

City Council will be appointing two new members to the Martinsville School Board as one term expires and another member resigns. At a regular meeting on Tuesday, Council set a public hearing for June 14 to receive names of citizens interested in appointments for a three-year term ending June 30, 2025 and an unexpired three-year term ending June 30, 2024, after Jay Dickens resigned on April 20.

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BVPS: Date set for groundbreaking of new school

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - Bristol, Virginia Public Schools has scheduled a groundbreaking for a new intermediate school. Bristol, Virginia Schools posted to Facebook on Thursday that the groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. In April, the Bristol Virginia City Council and Industrial Development Authority each voted in favor of loaning [...]

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'We need our teachers,' schools praise pay raises for Virginia teachers

Schools in Central Virginia and across the state are set to get a big chunk of money from the two-year state budget, which the Virginia General Assembly approved Wednesday. It's been a tough couple of years for students and teachers following the COVID-19 pandemic, so school leaders said it means a lot that lawmakers are supporting them and working to get what they say is well-deserved funding.

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Potomac Falls HS Student Charged in Bomb Threat, Security Increased: Sheriff

A teenager is in custody after a Loudoun County, Virginia, high school was evacuated Wednesday due to a bomb threat, officials say. A student at Potomac Falls High School has been charged with three counts of threat to bomb, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

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Cause of Chesterfield school lockdown disclosed

A 35-minute lockdown earlier this week at Grange Hall Elementary School was caused by a Chesterfield County student grabbing ahold of a staff walkie-talkie to say "he has a gun." An investigation from school administrators and Chesterfield officers concluded that the student "made the statement as a joke," said county police spokeswoman Liz Caroon.

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Ashburn teacher wins 'thank you' vacation, $2,500 in school supplies from Virginia Lottery

The Thank a Teacher Campaign, in conjunction with National Teacher Appreciation Week, is a contest done by the lottery in which nearly 50 thousand teachers were nominated by their students and sent thank you cards with links to enter to win a Virginia-themed vacation and other prizes.

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