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Friday, September 3, 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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Charlottesville School Board names Dinwiddie administrator next superintendent

After a summer of searching, the Charlottesville School Board found its next superintendent in 115 miles away in Dinwiddie County. Royal A. Gurley, Jr., assistant superintendent for academic services in Dinwiddie County, was named as Charlottesville's superintendent at the beginning of Thursday's School Board meeting. Gurley will start the job Oct.

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Highland County School Board votes to delay start of school year until October

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) - During Tuesday night's meeting, members of the Highland County School Board voted to postpone the start of the 2021-2022 school year until Oct. 1, allowing them to continue the conversation about the COVID-19 Mitigation Plan. A proposed mitigation plan for Highland County Public Schools - which you can read below [...]

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Leesburg attorney challenges group's petition to remove Barts from School Board

A Leesburg attorney is challenging a petition brought forth by a group of Loudoun County residents seeking the removal of School Board member Beth Barts (Leesburg District). Charlie King, a Leesburg attorney representing Barts, filed a motion on Tuesday urging the court to rule that the pleading signed by Michael D.

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Chesterfield County Public Schools report over 200 COVID-19 cases since the start of school last week

As of Wednesday afternoon, Chesterfield County Public Schools surpassed 200 COVID-19 cases among students and staff, according to the district's daily coronavirus dashboard. Of the 204 recorded cases as of 1 p.m. Wednesday, the district's eighth day of school, 176 cases were reported among students, with the remaining 28 splits between staff, transportation, central office, and virtual learning staff.

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Martinsville superintendent tapped to represent school leaders across Virginia

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - A local school superintendent has been tapped to represent superintendents across Virginia. Dr. Zebedee Talley Jr., the Martinsville City Public Schools Superintendent, was elected as the president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. He said it's humbling to be chosen for the role.

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Committee tours Roanoke County's Burton Center on quest to replace it

It's a tall task to cram into one school the mishmash of career training programs offered at the aged Burton Center for Arts and Technology. A committee of Roanoke County citizens is tasked to help figure that out. School board members and the Roanoke County supervisors agree it's time to find somewhere else to build a new vocational school.

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Virginia Beach School Board seeks solutions to manage meetings and speakers

Virginia Beach school board members are trying to get a handle on how their meetings run and for how long. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach School Board meetings can last hours, even after midnight sometimes. Often, speakers take up much of the time. And frequently, tensions between some parents and the board are high.

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Campbell County Public Schools reinstates COVID-19 dashboard, reports nearly 100 cases

Campbell County Public Schools has seen nearly 100 cases of COVID-19 since beginning its school year just more than two weeks ago. According to their COVID-19 dashboards, as of Wednesday, Lynchburg City Schools has reported 46 cases, Bedford County Public Schools has reported 131 cases, Amherst County Public Schools has reported 80 cases and Nelson County Public Schools has reported 14 cases since the beginning of the school year.

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Loudoun County Public Schools will require student-athletes to be vaccinated, district says

Athletes participating in the five fall sports within VHSL (football, cheer, cross country, volleyball and golf) are not subject to the vaccination requirement. LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) student-athletes will have to be vaccinated to compete as part of teams at schools in the district, according to a news release.

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After-School Activities Canceled At Arlington Public Schools

ARLINGTON, VA - Arlington Public Schools has canceled all after-school activities on Wednesday, according to a post on the official APS Twitter account. Extended Dat at APS will remain open until 6 p.m., but families are asked to pick up their students as soon as possible.

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September 23, 2021 VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference

In 2021, Virginians will decide who will lead the Commonwealth by electing the next Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General, as well as deciding control of the Virginia House of Delegates. Being informed on the issues shaping Virginia and learning how to advocate on…

2021 VSBA Fall Superintendent Evaluation Workshop

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The Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents developed by the Virginia Department of Education...


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