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Tuesday, May 31, 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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Charlottesville High School students walk out, demand action following Texas school shooting

Charlottesville High School students walked out of class Thursday afternoon, demanding action from adults in power to prevent tragedies like Tuesday's mass shooting at an elementary school from ever happening again. "We wanted to take action.

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Fairfax County School Board delays decision on making sex ed more co-ed

Middle school sex education classes in Fairfax County will remain separated by gender going into the next school year. A majority of the Fairfax County School Board agreed on Tuesday (May 24) to postpone a vote on whether to introduce gender-combined Family Life Education (FLE) classes for studen

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County urges gun control measures while students hold walkouts after Texas shooting

(Updated at 5:10 p.m.) The Arlington County Board today called for action to stem the tide of gun violence, while groups of students around the county held walkouts in response to the elementary school shooting in Texas. The Board condemned gun violence and urged state legislators to tighten gun control in a statement issued this afternoon.

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New Classroom to Office program prepares Frederick County students for financial success

WINCHESTER - James Wood High School students last week showcased projects they completed as part of the new Classroom to Office program, which is a partnership between Frederick County Public Schools and Navy Federal Credit Union. Teacher Jimmy Stewart explained it's an economics and personal finance course satisfying graduation requirements in which students learn to navigate financial decisions.

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Salem principal wins state award

The principal of Salem's Andrew Lewis Middle School is the state's top middle school principal, as recognized by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals. VASSP announced James Garst as this year's winner over the weekend, beating out principals from 131 other school divisions in Virginia, according to a news release from the organization.

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Virginia Beach police pulled some cops out of schools amid staff shortages. Now the school system is adding more armed officers.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Virginia Beach's school system will add five armed security officers to its ranks, to ease the loss of some school resource officers. Under the School Security Officer program, current security assistants can move into SRO positions and be armed while on duty if they have previous law enforcement experience.

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Spotsylvania review panel determines challenged books can stay in high school libraries

A committee made up of Spotsylvania County school division staff, parents and community members has determined that eight books recently challenged by the parent of a student are appropriate for high school readers and can remain in high school libraries. The parent has appealed the committee's decision.

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VUU, VSU join public schools to retain Black and Latino male teachers

Richmond Public Schools' RVA Men Teach program has partnered with Virginia Union and Virginia State universities to create a Teacher Residency program for male minority teachers. Rodney A. Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, is RPS' senior policy adviser and director for Teacher Pathways/ RVA Men Teach, a new program designed to recruit and retain African-American and Latino men as teachers, specifically for pub- lic schools in Richmond and Petersburg.

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Waynesboro Schools continues progress toward environmentally-friendly bus fleet

Published Friday, May. 27, 2022, 9:27 am Join AFP's 100,000+ followers on Facebook Purchase a subscription to AFP Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising inquiries: [email protected] WAYNESBORO - Waynesboro Schools is getting more electric with transportation.

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Schools across Hampton Roads could take a financial hit because of decrease in enrollment

School divisions in Hampton Roads have lost thousands of students over the past five years. Student enrollment is linked to state funding. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - School divisions in Hampton Roads have lost thousands of students over the past five years and those dropping student enrollment numbers mean your child's school could take a financial hit.

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