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Wednesday, November 17, 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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School division's redesign of high school experience redefines generation in Hampton

The Academies of Hampton began in Hampton City Schools in 2017. The school division said the approach is proving successful for its high school students. NORFOLK, Va. - What it means to be a high school graduate is taking on a transformation. These days, you can add "workforce ready" to the list.

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ACPS Goes Green with Electric School Bus Fleet

ALEXANDRIA, VA - On Nov. 16, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) officially plugged-in its five new electric school buses. In partnership with Dominion Energy, ACPS purchased 5 C2 Jouley electric buses, built by Thomas Built Buses, from Dominion Energy's Electric School Bus Program. "This has been a long time coming," began ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory C.

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Richmond School Board to consider longer school calendar

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The Richmond School Board is set to consider proposals for a new calendar as part of broader efforts to address learning losses sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic. The School Board received three draft calendars from Superintendent Jason Kamras Monday night, outlining possible configurations of the lengthened school year.

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Hopewell unveils new security measures for schools

New safety measures will soon be in place in Hopewell's schools. The decision came at a school board meeting Monday, where leaders said now is the time to make changes, following three acts of violence in as many weeks, including students bringing guns onto school grounds.

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Norfolk elementary schools hold vaccination clinics to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Norfolk Public Schools wants to make it easier for students to get a COVID-19 shot in their arm with in-school vaccination clinics during school hours. Fourth-grader Thomas and some of his fellow classmates at Ghent School rolled up their sleeves Tuesday to get their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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Schools in Brunswick County forced to adjust school meals

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Supply chain issues are forcing Brunswick County Schools to adjust school meals. The district says it is dealing with delivery issues and shortages with food and paper.

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Slight uptick in new COVID-19 cases at Henrico Schools | The Henrico Citizen

More than 3,300 Henrico children ages 5-11 vaccinated The Henrico County Public Schools division reported 55 new cases in its schools and offices last week - a slight uptick from the previous week's 44 reported cases. The largest increase in the number of COVID-19 cases was in elementary schools, where 36 positive cases were reported.

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$2 million in grants awarded for electric school buses in Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ/Appalachian Power Release) - A program administered by Appalachian Power is helping Virginia school systems buy buses powered by electricity. The company has awarded $2.1 million in grants to five school systems across southwest and central Virginia toward the purchase of nine energy-efficient buses, according to the utility.

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