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Tuesday, May 24, 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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King George High seniors cheered on by future graduates

The 43 members of the King George High School graduating class who attended King George Elementary take a victory lap, of sorts, at their old school on Friday during a "Senior Walk." More than 700 elementary school students were on hand to cheer and wave checkered flags for the older students, who once stood in their shoes, as part of the event's theme of "Life is a Highway."

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Creative solutions kept schools in session

The past two years have been difficult for everyone, school systems included. As the COVID-19 pandemic created havoc for those responsible for keeping our students safe and learning in the classrooms, a group of dedicated professionals did their part to help keep things moving in the right direction.

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School division proposes grading policy changes, relocating LFK students during construction

The superintendent and staff at Warren County Public School (WCPS) earlier this week detailed proposed plans for an updated division-wide grading policy, as well as where to relocate students during upcoming renovations at Leslie Fox Keyser (LFK) Elementary School. WCPS Superintendent Christopher Ballenger and other division staff provided information and recommendations to Warren County [...]

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Alexandria City Schools Awarded $2M for Electric School Buses

Alexandria City Public Schools will soon buy 10 electric-powered school buses with more than $2 million in grant money. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality awarded ACPS $2,325,000, which covers the cost difference to buy the electric buses instead of diesel-powered buses, the school system announced in a news release Monday.

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Education rocks at PHMS

The sign outside the Prospect Heights Middle School in Orange said, "Education Rocks," but inside the school, Kristen Boudreau was waiting with great anticipation for the presentation of the display case of rock and mineral specimens she won at a professional development meeting last year hosted by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST).

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Bethel places at WHRO Great Computer Challenge

All five of the Bethel Elementary School teams competing in the 37th annual WHRO Great Computer Challenge on May 14 were recognized for their work in this virtual event. Awarded third places were the Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Internet Scavenger Hunt, and Scratch (block coding/programming) teams. An Honorable Mention was given to the Desktop Presentation team.

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United Way honors Wythe County Public Schools

The United Way of Southwest Virginia recently honored the Wythe County Public School system for its work in ensuring students are prepared for life after graduation. The United Way gave the school system the Partner of the Year for Youth Education Award during its United Way of Southwest Virginia Impact Awards ceremony held May 17.

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Prince George's teachers run ads calling for smaller classes, better pay

Placeholder while article actions load The Prince George's County teachers union launched an ad campaign Friday that calls for more investment by the school system into initiatives that would reduce class sizes and boost teacher pay.

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County School Board To Discuss Parental Notification Of Student Names

A conversation during the Rockingham County School Board's May 9 meeting has led to the addition of an agenda item for Monday's meeting on parental notification about student names. At the last meeting, School Board member Matt Cross asked about the school division's policy for contacting parents if a student wants to be called by another name while at school.

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Virginia Beach high school student creates surfboard out of litter

VIRGINIA BEACH - Mallory Haske surfs nearly every day in the summer, and it really irks her to see trash in the water or on the beach. So when her English teacher at Salem High School assigned a "passion project," Haske came up with a creative idea that blended surfing and trash.

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Galax schools offering summer of fun

Galax City Public Schools students will get a summer full of fun this year, with its new SPLASH program (Summer Program for Learning, Arts, STEM and Having fun) and there's plenty for everyone to do.

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School Board gives approval to agriculture courses

Washington County School Board approved adding two new agriculture courses at its Monday meeting. The high school-level courses are "Agricultural Power Systems," which trains students how to run farm machinery, and "Applauded Agricultural Concepts," which includes trading in food production, use of soil and pest managements on fruit trees.

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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.

2022 VSBA Conference on Education, July 19, 2022

Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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