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Wednesday August 3, 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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Surprising a Petersburg athletic director who is helping students continue their education

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Petersburg High School's athletic director wants to make sure his athletes have a future after graduation. To be sure he could support his students, he created his own foundation to help them afford college. With the help of our friends at Virginia Credit Union, Sean Robertson surprised the man who is making college possible for so many students.

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Colorful classroom on wheels brings free meals and fun to Louisa students

LOUISA, Va. - Not every family can go on a summer vacation. Some kids can't go to summer camp. And before you know it, summer will be over. But this school district has been making summer fun, healthy and educational for hundreds of kids.

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Roanoke County schools to host community meetings on proposed CTE center

On Monday, RCPS said that they will be hosting two meetings to discuss the new CTE center that would be built at 6521 Peters Creek Road in Roanoke to replace the existing CTE facility at the Burton Center for Arts & Technology.

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'Think Big': Arlington Public Schools, AWS celebrate opening of new educational lab

Arlington Public Schools and Amazon hosted the grand opening of AWS Think Big Space, a new educational lab.

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Roanoke City School Board presents new safety measures to City Council

25 safety recommendations were adopted by the school board at their last meeting, including a new safety tip line, new, more secure classroom door locks, and an additional 15 school resource officers on top of the 11 already on staff.

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Virginia's First Recovery High School Opens in Midlothian, Va.

The Chesterfield Recovery Academy will open in August 2022 to central Virginia Region 1 high school students who are in recovery from substance use disorders.

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One Virginia congressman wants to put cameras into classrooms

Cameras are used to monitor security in many schools. But what about cameras to monitor what's being taught? That's become a topic of discussion in a congressional race. Congressman Bob Good is a Republican who represents central Virginia, and he says parents deserve to know what's happening at Virginia schools.

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Stafford Public Schools Initiates 'Transition Day'

Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on the Stafford County School District inaugurating "Transition Day" for kindergarteners, sixth and ninth graders.

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Inflation impacts back-to-school spending; educators work to help families

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WDBJ) - High prices for back-to-school supplies are becoming a concern for many families. Retail experts expect many families to spend more than they have in years. According to the National Retail Federation, families with kids in grade school plan to spend an average of $864 on school items, about $15 more than last year--- which is also $200 more than 5 years ago.

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RPS continues to make staff hires ahead of Aug. 29 start date

Headed back to school later this month, Richmond Public Schools, like many divisions nationwide, is still chipping away at closing teacher gaps and other school staff shortages. As of July 29, the 163 teacher vacancies across the division were split between 53 at the elementary school level, 65 for all middle schools, and 45 open high school positions.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 VSBA Paid Webinar Series: Skills for Leaders

Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) is offering a webinar series to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in improving their leadership skills. Dr. Noal Cochran, our dynamic speaker, at the VSBA Conference on Education introduced this series with his keynote presentation, “Worry 'Bout Dem Der Gators in Da Water”— An Introduction to Leadership. This session is designed to help leaders identify their feelings and understand the connection to emotional responses from others. Attendees will learn the dynamics that motivate success and takeaway skills that can be directly applied to effective leadership.

2022 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference, September 22, 2022

Now, more than ever, school board member voices need to be heard! The stakes for public education have never been greater and school board members must be prepared to advocate effectively for public schools. Join VSBA at our 2022 Legislative Advocacy Conference where you will gain valuable insight into the issues that promise to have lasting impacts on the Commonwealth. This conference will inform and educate school board members as leaders discuss the Virginia Literacy Act, cyber security reporting requirements, a glimpse into how current events will influence the direction of the 2023 General Assembly, and much more.

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