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Tuesday, January 10, 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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State superintendent delivers revised history standards

The Virginia Department of Education released a new set of proposed history standards for Virginia's public schools. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow delivered the draft revision of the K-12 history standards to the Board of Education Thursday night.

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Miss Virginia encourages Amherst students to pursue good choices

Wearing her crown and greeting each student in Amherst Elementary School's cafeteria with a warm smile and a wave, Miss Virginia Victoria Chuah was in her element Thursday teaching children about the importance of making healthy choices.

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Prince William County Schools adopt sexually explicit materials policy

The Prince William County School Board adopted a new sexually explicit materials policy Wednesday night, fulfilling a mandate from the state government put in place last year.

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Newport News teacher shot by 6-year-old student is in stable condition, officials say

NEWPORT NEWS - A teacher shot by a student Friday afternoon at Richneck Elementary School "is improving," James Graves, the president of the Newport News Education Association, said Saturday afternoon. Newport News police and school officials declined to identify the teacher, or the suspect.

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More Fairfax Co. schools didn't notify students of national merit recognition

In emails obtained by 7News, principals at two Fairfax County high schools acknowledged students were not notified they received National Merit recognition.

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Future of Norfolk's oldest high school uncertain - even after years of debate

"Maury was built to make a statement," Louis Wilson, a 1960 graduate, recalled. "And it does." Maury High School is known for its architecture with its stately columns, blue and white terra cotta accents and the front steps that alumni remember walking up every day.

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She won Richmond Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She thanked her students and her ancestors.

Franklin Military Academy middle school science and civics teacher Christal Corey was named 2023 Richmond Public Schools Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony Friday.

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CHS Students Recognized for Outstanding Academic Achievement

CHS hosted an Academic Awards Ceremony to recognize students for their academic achievement over the past two years. Ceremonies were not held in 2021 and 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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General Assembly may expand remedial reading program to middle schools

Students who spent their early school years online, learning to read are still - in many cases - below grade level. Last year lawmakers approved a bill to put more reading specialists in kindergarten, first, second and third grade classrooms and to provide teachers with more training and educational materials.

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Spotsylvania Board to consider changes to policies governing public comments

The Spotsylvania School Board will consider revisions to several division policies, including those regulating public comments and meeting rules of order, and prohibiting harassment and retaliation.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs, January 31, 2023

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them optimize the effectiveness of their governance teams.

2023 VSBA Capital Conference, January 30-31, 2023

This year’s two-day Capital Conference will kick off with a budget and economic outlook for 2023 with the latest update on the Commonwealth’s financial picture. After the budget presentation there will be a conversation between Former Virginia House of Delegate Chris Saxman and Dr. Bob Holsworth with their perspectives on the landscape of Virginia politics in 2023 and beyond. Following this session, attendees will hear from VSBA’s own, J.T. Kessler and Stacy Haney on the happenings at the Capitol for the 2023 Virginia General Assembly.

COSSBA Inaugural National Conference: Leading and Learning Together!, March 31 - April 2, 2023

Join school board members and education leaders from across the country at COSSBA's inaugural national conference for training and networking opportunities to engage around issues that directly impact the work of governing public education.

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