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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.


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Fisher Elementary students in Richmond excited to get new books thanks to 'Give a Child a Book' campaign

There was some big-time excitement for children at JB Fisher Elementary School Monday morning when they all learned they would get to pick out four new books.

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RCHS seniors building stylish 'she shed/man cave'

Two seniors at Rappahannock County High School (RCHS) have taken the lead on a semester-long construction project, building a fully-loaded "she shed/man cave" from the ground up to be auctioned

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Roanoke County Schools present 'Opportunity Ready 2023' State of the Schools report; graduation rate among the highest in the state

The Roanoke County School Board has released "Opportunity Ready 2023," a video review of the state of Roanoke County Public Schools.

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SHS students advance to state-level welding competition after IWCS hosts district event

Smithfield High School senior Keegan Saunders will compete at the state level SkillsUSA welding competition on April 20 after recently winning the district competition, which this year was hosted locally at Isle of Wight County Schools' welding lab at SHS for the first time in the event's history.

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Fairfax County School Board Approves $3.2 Million for High School Security Scanners

The Fairfax County School Board voted to spend an additional $3.2 million on security scanning at select high schools.

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Virginia is one of the top states in the nation for book bans

Virginia had the fifth-most challenged titles in the country at 387 - and more than any other state on the East Coast, except Florida where there were 2,672.

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Loudoun County schools to simulate shooting aftermath in staff training exercise

Schools in Loudoun County, Virginia, are planning a Reunification Training Exercise to better prepare staff for the aftermath of a school emergency.

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City school teams sweep competition

Five teams of Martinsville City School students competed this week in the regional KidWind competition, a program that encourages students to explore the science and technology of clean energy as they design, build, and test their own wind turbines and solar structures.

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Local High Schools Successfully Complete Seat Belt Use Challenge

Drive Safe Hampton Roads recognized nineteen local high schools, including schools in Williamsburg/James City County and York County, for their participation in the Get It Together Seat Belt Challenge.

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In-person public comment returns to school board meetings

The Albemarle County School Board is reinstating in-person public comment signup for its next meeting, which is scheduled to take place Thursday.

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