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Friday, October 22, 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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Youngkin calls for every Virginia school to have cops on campus | WTOP

At a campaign rally in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Tuesday night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin told supporters he would have police officers stationed at all of the state's schools if he wins this November. "Every school will be required to have school resource officers on its campus," Youngkin said.

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FCPS shares plans for COVID-19 vaccine clinics for young students, potentially starting next month

School-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics for elementary school-aged children could be set up as soon as mid-November, Fairfax County Public Schools officials say. As reported to the Fairfax County School Board at a work session yesterday (Tuesday), these targeted vaccination clinics will be avai

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'We are failing these young people': Data shows thousands of Lynchburg City Schools students performing below grade level

Thousands of Lynchburg City Schools students are performing below grade level in some subjects. LCS administrators reported data from various assessments at Tuesday's school board work session, showing a picture of the "current reality" in the division following the first quarter of the school year. "...

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Keene blasts Culpeper School Board over criticisms

After Culpeper County School Board Chairman Marshall Keene laid into his board colleagues this week, no one rebutted his accusations. Making his statement the last item during the public portion of Monday night's board meeting, televised on Culpeper Media Network, Keene defended himself against another board member's questioning of his actions.

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Prince William School Board adds gender-identity to non-discrimination policy

The Prince William County School Board voted Wednesday night to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the division's non-discrimination policy, protecting any students from being denied participation in school activities or otherwise discriminated against based on those identities.

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As the school system struggles to cover bus routes, a veteran driver is filling the void with a new startup | Chesterfield Observer

Former CCPS bus drivers Cheryl Whalon and Wanda Jarrelle look over student pickup and dropoff information after finishing morning routes earlier this month. ASH DANIEL As a Chesterfield County school bus driver for more than two decades, Cheryl Whalon was no stranger to the transportation struggles that have plagued the school system in recent years.

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Huntington Middle, Heritage High School students to return to school about a month after shooting

Jessica Nolte is a breaking news reporter for the Daily Press. She graduated from VCU in 2017 and worked as an outreach and social media specialist before joining the paper in June 2018.

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Harrisonburg schools seek relief in teacher shortage

Annette Fornadel, a dual-language kindergarten teacher at Keister Elementary School in Harrisonburg, always knew she wanted to be a teacher. What she didn't know was that a growing critical need for teachers would impact her career - along with many others. After transitioning back to in-person classes this fall, the strain placed on teachers became evident.

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Newport News adds John Marshall Early Learning Center to list of schools to be renamed

John Marshall Early Learning Center has been added to the list of Newport News schools to be renamed because of its namesake's ties to slavery. Chief of Staff Rashard Wright told the school board at its meeting Tuesday that the district's task force recommended moving the school onto the list of ones being renamedafter further research into the life of John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the United States.

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Richmond Schools closing additional days in November to address employee mental health concerns

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - In a Richmond Public Schools direct update Wednesday night, Superintendent Jason Kamras said big changes are coming to address mental health concerns. The division will now be closed the entire first week of November. Kamras is closing schools Monday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 3.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

2021 VSBA Annual Convention, November 17-19, 2021

We are back in person for the VSBA Annual Convention! This convention is the largest and most anticipated VSBA meeting of the year. This event brings together over one thousand school board members, superintendents, and school division staff from across Virginia. We are...

2021 VSBA Budget Training Workshop, October 21, 2021

The Basics of Budgeting for Equity is a two-hour session designed to provide school board members and division superintendents with a general understanding of the essential elements of budgeting and allocating division resources in a strategically-focused manner that aligns with and...

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