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Wednesday, December 1, 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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NPS: More than 2,000 students in Norfolk already vaccinated against COVID-19

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - More than 2,000 students are already partially vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Norfolk Public Schools. In a post on social media Monday, NPS officials say more than 2,000 students, between the age of 5 and 11, across 32 schools, have been given their first dose of the vaccine.

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School Board Reopens Meeting Room for Public Sessions - Loudoun Now

Tomorrow-for the first time since June 22-the Loudoun County School Board will reopen its meeting room to spectators during the public comment portion of its meeting. The School Board meeting will begin at 4 p.m. with a work session on elementary school attendance zone boundaries.

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A Black Male Principal in Virginia on Addressing Inequity and Creating a 'Globalized School'

By Jaclyn Borowski - November 30, 2021 7:04 Born on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Clint Mitchell had an appreciation for education instilled in him by his grandfather, but never imagined he'd find himself in his current role.

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School project will give students board games at Christmas

MEADOWVIEW, Va. -- More than 500 students at a Washington County, Virginia, elementary school will have board games to put under their Christmas trees this holiday. The gift-giving idea started when the school's second grade teachers asked their Facebook friends to donate new board games for their students to take home for Christmas.

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Theatre team headed to state - The Tidewater News

Franklin High School hosted the Region A/B Super Regional theatre festival on Saturday, Nov. 20. Teams from Franklin, Galileo Magnet, West Point, and Rappahannock competed for the right to advance to the VHSL State theatre festival on Dec 4 at Monticello High School in Charlottesville.

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Richmond public schools releases survey with 2022-23 calendar options

by: Emma North Posted: / Updated: RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Families with students at Richmond Public Schools should receive the link to a survey about the 2022-23 academic year calendar by Tuesday. There will be four different school year layouts to choose from. Two of the options offer additional school days and one option offers intersession days.

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Student representatives offer valuable perspective to Lynchburg City School Board

A dry-erase calendar hangs in E.C. Glass senior Jaiden Scott's room, helping to keep her organized as she balances school and various extracurricular activities. "If that thing is not updated, then I don't know what I'm doing," Scott laughed.

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Fairfax Co. sees largest drop in Va. public school enrollment | WTOP News

For the second straight year, enrollment in Virginia public schools has dropped, with 46,000 fewer students enrolled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data from the Virginia Department of Education, the largest school district in the commonwealth, Fairfax County, saw the largest enrollment dip - more than 10,000 students, or a 5.4% difference between fall 2019 and fall 2021.

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What's a student safety coach? One school system's new approach after removing SROs

In July of 2020, Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia joined a growing list of school districts across the country that decided to end their school resource officer programs. And by the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Albemarle County implemented a new program it calls 'Student Safety Coaches.

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RMS Receives GEAR UP Grant

COVID-19 update given to School Board. LAWRENCEVILLE - Russell Middle School was awarded a GEAR UP Grant for its current 7th grade class. Tracey Rogers, Assistant Division Superintendent, Brunswick County Public Schools, provided information about the grant to members of the Brunswick County School Board.

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

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...

2022 VSBA Capital Conference, January 24-25, 2022

New This Year! We will kick-off the two-day conference with a panel of school board members answering important questions on why school board advocacy is a must. After the lunch panel there will be commentary on the new political scene both in Virginia and nationally, as well as a review of the Governor’s budget. 


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