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Thursday, September 9, 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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With cheers, students are welcomed back for the first day of school in Hampton Public Schools

From the moment the first bus pulled out of one of the City of Hampton's school bus depots, to school staff and volunteers cheering as buses pulled into Aberdeen Elementary School, it could only mean one thing -- the first day of school for the Hampton City Public Schools.

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Lynchburg City School Board meeting gets heated over mask requirements

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) - The Lynchburg City School Board meeting on Tuesday started off heated before the school officials even took their seats. The school board required people to wear masks inside the building, but three people attended the meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7 without a mask.

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'Mama's the one who had tears': Hanover welcomes some students back to school Tuesday

Ebony Mines bent down and gave her daughter, Adaeze, one final squeeze before letting her go. Holding the hand of a South Anna Elementary staff member, the little girl, a kindergartner, made her way toward the school building, turning only once to say a final "bye, mama" before disappearing into the sea of small children and school staff inside.

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Fairfax Co. Public Schools creates new system to return vaccinated students from in-person learning pause

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) - A new process is being implemented at Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to get vaccinated, asymptomatic students back into the classroom sooner. The new protocol comes after concerns from parents about the pause time of in-person instruction of fully vaccinated students, as a potential close contact to a positive COVID-19 [...]

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Highland County School Board cancels Wednesday meeting while a member remains quarantined

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) - A Highland County School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. In a Facebook post on the Highland County Public Schools page, officials stated the cancellation was due to a board member being quarantined. The school board was expected to meet Wednesday, Sept.

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DPS hindered by teacher shortages

DANVILLE, Va. - On Thursday, Sept. 2, Danville School Board held a regular meeting with a significant focus on lack of elementary level teachers and recent violent events relating to George Washington High School. Principals of every Danville public school gave a report about their respective school's class size and student teacher ratio.

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Virginia Beach school prepares for second year of pandemic learning

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The first days of school means going over some rules. Rule number one in the classroom belonging to Kelsey Pugh, better known as Ms. Pugh, is be kind. Rule number two: Wear masks and stay clean.

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Arlington school official apologizes for 'frustrating' start to virtual learning | WTOP

An Arlington Public Schools official has apologized for a "frustrating" and "unacceptable" start to the Virginia school district's virtual learning program amid criticism from parents. Parents of around 700 students who signed up for distance learning report their kids didn't get schedules, had classes that didn't have assigned teachers and were sometimes funneled into unsupervised mixed grade "virtual waiting rooms" where younger students were bullied by older students.

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Williamsburg-JCC School Board discusses public comments following break in policy at previous meeting

Several members said the school board has policies in place in order to prevent things from getting out of hand. These policies include calling a recess, removing people who are not in compliance, limiting public comment to 3-minutes per individual and allocating 30 minutes of public comment per meeting.

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Franklin County students return to class after three schools reopen following coronavirus-related closures.

Three public schools in Franklin County -- Benjamin Franklin Middle School, the Gereau Center, and Franklin County High School -- switched to virtual learning for Friday, Sept. 3 to allow the buildings to be thoroughly cleaned after a number of students and staff members tested positive for COVID-19, forcing others into quarantine.

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Richmond prepares to welcome 20,000 students back for in-person learning

RICHMOND, Va. -- On Wednesday, Richmond Public Schools will welcome back around 20,000 students for in-person learning. Another 2,000 will be learning virtually. The district was the only in the state to not offer an in-person option for every student last school year. So, what will the return to the building look like?

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Pulaski County Public Schools set to have virtual learning days for middle, high school students next week

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. - Amid a staffing shortage, Pulaski County Public Schools has announced its plans for virtual learning days for its middle and high school students next week. School officials say Pulaski County High School will have virtual instruction on Monday, Sept. 13 with Pulaski County Middle School having virtual instruction on Friday, Sept.

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