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Wednesday, April 20, 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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New Kent school board to examine policy on cellphones in classrooms

NEW KENT COUNTY - The New Kent County School Board did not address the sudden departure of a longtime teacher at its recent public meeting, but it did direct the schools to look at the issue of cellphones in the classroom.

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Henrico Schools named a national leader in music education for 23rd straight year - The Henrico Citizen

Students perform during an HCPS Band Showcase competition. (Citizen file photo) For the 23rd straight year, Henrico County Public Schools has been named a national leader in music education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

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Former teacher sues Albemarle County schools for racial harassment

A former Albemarle County schools administrator claims she was forced to resign after a "slip of a tongue" created a racially hostile environment for her at work, accord ing to a new lawsuit again st the school division.

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Roanoke County Schools earns best community for music designation for 18th time since 2002

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke County Public Schools announced Wednesday it has earned a Best Communities for Music Designation (BCME) from the NAMM Foundation for the 18th time. The county earned the designation in 2002-2004, 2006, 2008-2019 and 2021-2022. "Our students are learning from some of the best performing arts teachers in the state.

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Virginia schools establish program to combat student food insecurity

The Virginia Department of Education is working alongside regional food hubs to provide students with almost $2.2 million worth of healthy meals. The Centralized Local Procurement Pilot Program is meant to help school nutrition programs, avoid supply chain disruptions and strengthen regional food systems. VDOE has identified over 70 school divisions as eligible to join the program based on their proximity to a regional food hub.

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COVID funding can drive innovation, help recoup learning loss in Newport News schools, Rep. Scott says

NEWPORT NEWS - Trying on a virtual reality headset in a fifth-grade geology class, U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott got a chance to see something he had told Newport News School Superintendent George Parker he had wanted to see from COVID-19 relief money: innovation.

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Mechanicsville High School teacher named Innovator of the Year

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (WRIC) - Film and communications teacher, Amanda McDaniel, has been named the 2021-2022 Innovator of the Year. According to Hanover County Public Schools, the award exists to encourage and empower teachers to transform learning by continuously challenging, inspiring, and engaging students using new and relevant ideas.

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Prince William schools to secure land for new Woodbridge elementary school | WTOP News

Prince William County Public Schools is moving forward with a plan to swap land with a Woodbridge church in order to build its new Woodbridge elementary school, but a nonprofit that works with the area's homeless population is still searching for new space.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 School Law Conference, June 3, 2022

Designed to provide an update on basic principles of school law and emerging issues, this conference is vital to school board members, superintendents, and school board attorneys. It is held annually during the first week of June.

Virtual School: The New Normal Webinar, May 3, 2022

Beginning the 21-22 school year, seventeen rural school divisions in southwest Virginia teamed up to provide a virtual learning opportunity for students.

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