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Wednesday, January 26, 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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2022 Session: Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly returns to Richmond on January 12th. Stay informed of the legislative proceedings by viewing the VSBA Legislative Update Blog daily! Please reach out to J.T. at if you have any questions.

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'I'm a parent too' - Va. Democrats, parents blast Youngkin's order lifting mask mandates | WTOP News

Using words such as "illegal" and "authoritarian," a group of Virginia Democrats and parents of schoolchildren gathered in Richmond on Monday to criticize Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order dropping mask mandates in the commonwealth's schools, and saying it would disrupt the very return to in-person learning that all sides want to achieve.

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15 Henrico Schools teachers earn National Board certification - The Henrico Citizen

Fifteen Henrico County Public Schools teachers recently earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for the first time, while seven others renewed their certifications. Board certification is considered the highest mark of achievement in the profession. "This is one of the largest groups of new board-certified teachers the division has celebrated," said Drew Baker of HCPS's Department [...]

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Hanover School Board votes unanimously to give parents choice to mask kids in schools

HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) - The Hanover County School board voted to give parents a choice when it comes to their children wearing masks in school. The board voted unanimously to follow Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order when it comes to children wearing masks in school, which gives parents a choice on whether students wear one.

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Chesterfield County Schools offering $1,500 bonus, additional benefits to new custodians

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield County Public Schools is on the hunt for new custodians, and is offering some perks for new hires! In a post on Twitter CCPS announced that custodians will get a $1,500 bonus, competitive compensation, and full-time benefits. To apply, click here. Copyright 2022 WWBT.

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Staffing shortages remain a concern throughout Hampton Roads; 2 public school districts hold job fair

News 3 met with school district leaders here in Williamsburg, and they said they're looking to fill more than 150 positions just for full-time teachers. But as they also try and fill these empty spots, William and Mary students are stepping in to help.

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Parents and teachers express gratitude, frustration over optional masks in Chesapeake schools

They are one of four school boards in Hampton Roads that elected to go along with Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order. CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Four days after the Chesapeake School Board voted to remove their mask mandate in an emergency meeting, parents and teachers were able to address board members.

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Albemarle Co. Public Schools revamping career learning program

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Albemarle County Public Schools is going through a change to prepare students for life after graduation. "Career learning communities are a component of our high school redesign," Jay Thomas, executive director of secondary education for ACPS, said.

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Greene County School Board seeking interim board member

Those interested should submit a resume with their education, employment history, and other qualifications. All required documentation should be directed no later than noon on Feb. 4 to Rhonda Houchens, Clerk of the Greene County School Board, PO BOX 1140, Stanardsville, VA 22973.

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'It's a balance': Va. health commissioner on new COVID-19 guidance for schools | WTOP News

While the future of Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin's Executive Order lifting a mask mandate in schools will be argued in court, school districts are now operating under new guidance from the state's Department of Health and Department of Education.

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County schools will host spelling bee Saturday

File Photo/Lawrence Emerson The county's last in-person spelling bee took place in 2020. Fauquier public schools will hold an in-person spelling bee at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Fauquier High auditorium. Fifty students, representing 11 elementary and five middle schools, will participate as winners of their school-level spelling bees.

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