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Thursday, October 21, 2021

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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At Thomas Jefferson, one of the country's best high schools, football gains a foothold

When the Thomas Jefferson Colonials face a school that is not like their own, which is just about every school, they hear the same taunts. Quarterback Gavin Hatalosky has come to expect the trash talk from opponents. "They always yell stuff like, 'Oh, what's your GPA?' " the junior said.

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Northern Virginia school systems fine-tune online learning, launch virus testing

With the school year well underway, Northern Virginia districts are still fine-tuning the logistics of learning amid the coronavirus pandemic - while redoubling efforts to fight it. Fairfax County school officials shared this week that the school system of 180,000 will launch comprehensive testing programs for unvaccinated students and staff members starting in November.

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Local schools to reap big benefit as VRS lowers pension costs for next two-year budget

Local school divisions will reap the biggest benefit of lower pension rates that the Virginia Retirement System approved for the next two-year state budget, thanks to big investment gains that pushed the retirement trust fund over $100 billion this year.

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RPS to consider revamp to school nutrition program after multiple mishaps

"Were these contracts late because of the RFPs that he was required to create for George Wythe this summer?" Kavanaugh asked in an interview. "I know that he stated very clearly at a School Board meeting [over the] summer when the School Board tasked him with those George Wythe RFPs that something was going to drop.

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'Politics has crept its way into our school': 2 Isle of Wight School Board members stepping away

Two Isle of Wight County School Board members announced last week that they are stepping down - one immediately, while the other will complete her term but not seek reelection in November. Julia Perkins, who was not present at Thursday's meeting, submitted her resignation to the board ahead of the meeting.

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Virginia student pays tribute to fallen soldiers with mural in parking space - Space Bollyinside

Kat Kibler attends Millbrook High School in Winchester Virginia, senior students are allowed to purchase their parking spots and decorate them how they choose. Kat chose to use her spot to pay tribute to the U.S. troops who died during a bombing attack at Kabul airport back in August.

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Lynchburg City Schools adds early dismissal days to give teachers breaks

The Lynchburg City Schools Board voted Tuesday to follow in the steps of other districts giving teachers extra time in their schedules. The Board voted 7-2 to allow for two hour early dismissals on certain Wednesdays. SEE ALSO:Teacher workdays added to Bedford County schools calendar. Superintendent Dr.

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Richmond School Board wants more time to decide on collective bargaining request

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Teachers and school staff in Richmond will have to keep waiting when it comes to their push to have a seat at the table on issues impacting their jobs. Many of them thought the action would've happened this week, but the school board says it's going to study the issue a bit more before taking any action.

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Chesterfield Schools celebrating Hispanic Heritage with a performance by Teocalli Coatlicue dancers

by: Keyris Manzanares Posted: / Updated: CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) - Families are invited to celebrate Hispanic heritage with fun at the Career and Technical Center on Hull Street next month. There will be activities, Popotillo art and a free performance by the Teocalli Coatlicue dancers, presented in partnership with La Milpa Restaurant from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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New COVID-19 cases in Henrico Schools continue to decline | The Henrico Citizen

For the second consecutive week, Henrico County Public Schools has reported a decline in the weekly number of new school-related COVID-19 cases. There were 73 total cases reported among students and staff last week with 42 in elementary schools, 11 in middle schools, 19 in high schools and one in the facilities annex.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2021 VSBA Annual Convention, November 17-19, 2021

We are back in person for the VSBA Annual Convention! This convention is the largest and most anticipated VSBA meeting of the year. This event brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across Virginia. We are...

2021 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 21, 2021

The Basics of Budgeting for Equity is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and...

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