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Thursday, January 27, 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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Youngkin urges parents to report 'divisive' teaching methods

Gov. Glenn Youngkin is urging parents to report "divisive practices" in schools to his administration using a newly established email tip line. During a radio talk show appearance Monday, Youngkin provided an open-ended explanation about what counts as divisive practices, and discussed racial issues like white privilege and critical race theory.

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Tebow bill is back, aiming to let homeschooled students play public school sports

The "Tebow bill," which would allow home-schooled students to play public school sports, is back in the House of Delegates. An old bill that has been unsuccessful throughout the past decade now finds itself part of a Republican movement to grant parents greater authority over their children's education.

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Fairfax supervisors draft letter asking governor to work with them on masks in schools

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has drafted a letter to Gov. Glenn Youngkin asking him to work more closely with local public health officials and school districts on masking. Should Virginia school districts continue to require masks? On his first day in office, Gov.

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Chesterfield schools to get $90 million boost under superintendent's budget

by: Jakob Cordes Posted: / Updated: CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) - Chesterfield Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty presented his budget proposal for the 2022-2023 school year to the Chesterfield County School Board on Tuesday, calling on them to approve an $846 million package he said addressed key priorities for the school district.

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Masks Were Hot Topic at York County School Board Meeting | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

YORK COUNTY - More than a dozen residents signed up to address the York County School Board during its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 25. The meeting, which took place at York Hall, 301 Main St., was the first opportunity for the public to address the Board since York County School Division (YCSD) announced on Jan.

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Maskless students in Virginia county sent to auditoriums and libraries for the school day

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WJLA) - At Woodgrove High School on Monday, the school day started with a group of parents and students applauding Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s end to the statewide mask mandate in schools -- and rallying against Loudoun County Public Schools’ mandate that still requires masks.

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Community calls for more teachers of PCSB budget hearing

By PATRICK FORD The Pulaski County Public School Board held a hearing on their upcoming budget and during public comment, there seemed to be a consensus of the growing need for more teachers and paraprofessionals, also called a para or teachers' aide.

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Youngkin drops Virginia plan that would have eliminated all accelerated math courses before 11th grade

The Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI), an equity-focused educational program that would have eliminated all accelerated math courses before 11th grade, is no longer. The initiative was removed from the Virginia Department of Education's website after newly inaugurated Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Jan.

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Henrico Schools to implement test-to-stay COVID-19 program - The Henrico Citizen

Henrico County Public Schools soon will participate in the state health department's test-to-stay program, which allows unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 to continue attending school during their quarantine period. The program requires close contacts to take an at-home COVID-19 test every morning for five days after exposure to the virus.

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Surry schools to offer hybrid learning while awaiting mask town hall - Smithfield Times

Surry County Public Schools has announced this week will be a hybrid instruction week while the district awaits a Thursday town hall meeting on masks. Superintendent Dr. Serbrenia Sims posted on Facebook Sunday that parents can choose to send their children to school or allow them access to instruction virtually at home.

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2022 March Hot Topic Conference, March 11, 2022

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