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Thursday, June 9, 2022

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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Elementary School in Virginia Gets Ukuleles for Music Therapy Program

A Virginia school used a grant to purchase new ukuleles for a music therapy program for students with special needs. Inside a classroom at Woodlawn Elementary School there are sweet songs and smiles all around. The music therapy program uses harmonies as a way of healing.

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Richmond School Board approves plan to fast-track design process for William Fox Elementary renovation

Richmond's School Board voted to expedite the procurement process for the renovation of William Fox Elementary and to use $600,000 to replace parts of the roof of the school students moved into in May after a three-alarm fire closed Fox Elementary.

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Dinwiddie teacher wins Virginia Lottery award

CONGRATS! First-grade teacher Courtney Bishop won a $2,500 Virginia-themed vacation and a gift card from the Virginia Lottery and its partners IGT and NeoPollard Interactive. Her school, Midway Elementary School will also receive $2,500 in supplies from The Supply Room.

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3 Hampton Roads students surprised with $25k scholarships

NORFOLK - Cameron David-Elsbery had no idea what he was walking into when he was called to the Maury High School auditorium Wednesday morning. His aunts, counselors, principal and representatives from the ACCESS College Foundation had gathered for a surprise - a $25,000 college scholarship.

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A closer look at Lynchburg's three new school board appointees

Lynchburg City Council appointed three people to expiring seats on the Lynchburg City School Board during a special called meeting Tuesday night. Anthony Andrews was appointed to the expiring District 1 seat; Martin Day was appointed to the expiring seat in District 2; and Gloria Preston was appointed to the seat for District 3.

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Montgomery Co. School Board member discusses superintendent search

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Montgomery County Public Schools is seeking input on the search for its next superintendent. Through an online survey, you can let the MCPS School Board know your two cents on who should lead the school district.

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King George tentatively approves 'historic amount' for schools

Each member of the King George Board of Supervisors initially had a different amount in mind, but the board unanimously agreed in the end to appropriate $21.2 million in local funds to schools. That's more than several supervisors had wanted to designate, slightly less than another preferred and fairly close to what School Superintendent Rob Benson suggested in preliminary discussions months ago.

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Students charged after gun discovered at Henrico County school

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Two students have been charged with firearm offenses after a gun was discovered at John Rolfe Middle School. On Monday, school officials at the school were alerted about a gun being on school grounds on Monday morning.

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Meet the Newport News senior who was accepted into 89 colleges

To the people who knew him best, it was no surprise when Abdalla turned down the other schools and scholarships to attend the Air Force Academy. "He's probably going to be president. I'm serious, I could very easily see that."

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Mathews school employees honored

Mathews County Public Schools awarded pins and plaques for years of service, and recognized retiring teachers and other employees at an end-of-year program last Wednesday at Mathews High School. Retirement plaques were handed out to Joy Drummond (37 years) and Barbara van Emmerik (who also received a pin for 20 years' service).

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Join school division leaders from across Virginia at the 37th annual VSBA Conference on Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of mini-workshops which highlight successful practices in Virginia’s...

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