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Wednesday, December 29, 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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2022 Session: Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly returns to Richmond on January 12th. Stay informed of the legislative proceedings by viewing the VSBA Legislative Update Blog daily! Please reach out to J.T. at if you have any questions.

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New program to give students exposed to COVID-19 chance to stay in the classroom

A new program from the Virginia Department of Health could help keep kids in the classroom amid COVID-19 outbreaks. The VDH starts the "Test to Stay" pilot program in January. SEE ALSO:Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin's COVID-19 plans after inaugurationWith this program, students who were in close contact with a positive COVID case would have the option to "test out" of quarantine.

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School counselor Don Landis committed to kindness

As the needs and challenges facing children at Stone-Robinson Elementary School have changed, one thing hasn't: the care and attention they receive from school counselor Don Landis. For three decades Landis has worked in public schools in the Central Virginia area, spending the last eight years at Stone-Robinson in Albemarle County.

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Retired band director, former Peninsula educator, set to march in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day

After decades as an educator, Cami Van Rossum is marching on a new adventure. Van Rossum is one of around 300 band directors from around the country that will take part in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California.

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Counseling tied to data in new Prince William schools program

With Prince William County schools focused more sharply on social-emotional wellness after a year of mostly virtual learning, more and more schools are hoping that data can lead to effective counseling. This year, four more county elementary schools have applied to be recognized by the American School Counselor Association as demonstrating data-driven and results-oriented counseling programs, something fewer than 1% of U.S.

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Spotsylvania teacher is one of two in the country to receive national award

Spotsylvania High School teacher Kristi Rice received the 2021 Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award for her work in building the county school division's cybersecurity program and increasing access to cybersecurity education locally, statewide and nationally. Rice is one of two teachers in the U.S.

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City school students collect food for tornado victims

Martinsville Schools Superintendent Dr. Zeb Talley and Philip Wenkstern, director of the United Way of Henry County & Martinsville, with donations collected by city school students. Students in Martinsville City Schools participated in Coins for Kindness on Dec. 15 and 16, collecting donatio ... | Henry County Enterprise

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Don't miss these upcoming VSBA Events

Orientation for New Board Members, Superintendents, Chairs and Vice-Chairs

There are few elected/appointed positions as important to the future of our communities as a school board member. As election season wraps up and new educational leaders prepare to take their seats on boards of education across the state, VSBA is here to help them become the best board member they...

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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