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Wednesday, February 23, 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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Art lessons: WPS board member hopes her art will inspire

WINCHESTER - Carmen Crawford hopes her artwork on display at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley reminds people about the power of art and education. The 67-year-old Crawford, a Winchester School Board member who took office in January of last year, has a great appreciation for the value of public education and the people who fought tooth-and-nail for her right to get an equal one.

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Virginia Beach school leaders reaching out to retired teachers to fill part-time classroom positions

Part-time teachers, tutors and substitutes are three roles that Virginia Beach City Public Schools leaders hope to see retired teachers step into this school year. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - School divisions are brainstorming ways to fill teacher shortages across the U.S. Leaders in Virginia Beach City Public Schools said as fast as they fill positions, more vacancies pop up.

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Godwin H.S. to dedicate commons area in honor of former principal McGinty - The Henrico Citizen

Mills Godwin High School will honor former longtime principal John B. McGinty, for whom the school's commons area was renamed in December, during a dedication event Feb. 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Henrico County School Board voted unanimously to name the area the John B.

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School system wants to raise starting salaries for teachers

INDEPENDENCE — Division Superintendent Kelly Wilmore told the Grayson County School Board at its Feb. 14 meeting that he was working on getting a higher starting salary so the school system could entice more young teachers to return to Grayson County.

The new 2022-2023 school budget that Wilmore is working on includes a proposal to increase the starting salary from the current $36,000 to around $42,000. “I think the higher salary will be competitive with Galax, Carroll County and adjoining school systems,” he said.

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'Honoring the Memory Fund': RPS hopes to help families who have lost a child

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Public Schools has created a new fund aimed at helping families who have lost a child. It's called "Honoring the Memory Fund." It was established through the RPS Education Foundation. The effort comes following the deadly shooting of 17-year-old Armstrong High School Senior Dashawn Cox.

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Masks now optional in Prince William Co. schools; Fairfax, Arlington mandates end March 1 | WTOP News

Students in Virginia's Prince William County Public Schools now have the option of whether to wear a mask, as of Tuesday morning. In a letter to the community last week, Superintendent LaTanya McDade said masks would no longer be required for students effective Feb. 22. The announcement came days after Gov.

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Teacher shortages: College teacher training program recruits & retains Virginia educators

It's another busy day for Rebecca Young who juggles two jobs. She works as a full-time fifth grade apprentice teacher at Falmouth Elementary in Stafford and is finishing her last semester of her master's degree program. "I got my undergraduate degree in English and Linguistics and now I'm getting my master's in Elementary Education," Young said.

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Southampton High School holds inaugural Pharmacy Technician Pinning Ceremony - The Tidewater News

Southampton High School held its first Pharmacy Technician Pinning Ceremony on Feb. 4. An SHS press release continued by noting that the pharmacy technician program is new to the school and offered a certification to 12 junior and senior students after completing an 8-week course with six classroom hours a week.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2022 Hybrid Clerks Spring Conference, April 28, 2022

Join us for the seventh annual school board clerks spring conference. Held virtually, this conference will feature important topics of interest to both new, and seasoned school board clerks and will involve interactive discussion groups for attendees. Agenda topics include meeting minutes, review of FOIA, mindfulness, and many more hot topics!

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.

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