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Wednesday, October 27, 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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Chesterfield County Public Schools employee training opportunities cannot have elements of CRT

Before employees of Chesterfield County Public Schools enroll in a training course, they must sign a form promising the session doesn't include critical race theory.

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Henrico parents concerned with 2021 Virginia Youth Survey being given out to some students

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Some parents in Henrico are concerned over a survey heading out to some students next month asking questions about their student's drug use, sexual behaviors, and even gambling.

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Cave Spring High School sending students home early because of power outage

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) - Roanoke County school officials say students at Cave Spring High School will be sent home early on Tuesday because of an outage at the school and in the neighborhood. According to Roanoke County Public Schools, since restoration is not expected until the afternoon, students will be released starting at 8:30 [...]

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Free money for local teachers to use in the classroom

ROANOKE, Va. - Teachers spend a lot of their own money on their classrooms and students. Now, they could get some help. Local teachers of grades Kindergarten through 12th grade can apply for $500 from the Blue Eagle Credit Union Teacher Grant.

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UPDATE: Halifax County Public Schools announces delays, one closure following Monday's severe weather

UPDATE 7:40 a.m.: Due to a lack of power, Halifax County Public Schools says that South Boston Early Learning Center will be closed on Tuesday. However, all other schools in the district will only be delayed by two hours. HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) - After strong winds knocked down trees and power lines around southwest [...]

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Virginia schools can now apply for $107 million in grants to combat learning loss

Virginia's 132 school divisions can now apply for up to $107 million from three different grants to support math and literacy education, including to reverse learning loss during the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan aimed at providing federal relief funds awarded Virginia $2.1 billion from the act's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, in part to address slumping academics during widespread virtual learning.

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Lynchburg City Schools kicks off community conversation series

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg City Schools is kicking off a series of conversations with families, to give them a better understanding of the resources available and to listen to their needs and concerns. The first forum was on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Daniel's Hill Center.

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VB schools hosting free COVID-19 vaccine clinics week of Oct. 25

by: Sarah Fearing Posted: / Updated: VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will offer free COVID-19 vaccines to eligible students, faculty and staff this week. The clinics will be held at two schools this week.

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Fairfax Co. school board votes to increase substitute teacher pay | WTOP

Citing a shortage of substitute teachers, the Fairfax County School Board in Virginia on Thursday night voted unanimously to increase pay as much as $3 per hour for substitutes starting next month. The plan, which Superintendent Scott Brabrand said he supports, would increase hourly wages for short-term, long-term and FCPS retirees, as well as instructional support substitutes.

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Albemarle Community Education courses offered

Albemarle County Public Schools is once again offering courses through Albemarle Community Education.

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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 Insights for Budgeting Basics Part 1 &2 , December 8 &9, 2021

In this webinar, Leigh Burden, Assistant Superintendent of Budget and Finance from Fairfax County Public Schools, will be discussing Virginia public school budgeting. Topics that will be discussed include roles of elected officials, fiduciary...

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