Daily News

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. Simply click on the headlines below for the full news articles.

Monday, August 21

VSBA Legislative Advocacy Conference- September 28, 2017
This conference will focus on legislative and advocacy topics to better prepare you for the 2018 General Assembly session. Attendees will hear directly from legislators on the latest from Richmond and hear the always-popular…

Samuels named state finalist for national teaching award
The caliber of education in Powhatan County Public Schools was recently validated again when Blythe Samuels was named as a Virginia State Finalist for the 2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science…

Over 2,000 school bus parking brakes fixed
Officials say over half of the Virginia school buses affected with a parking brake defect have been fixed. The Virginia Department of Education discovered that about 4,000 public school buses lacked the brake interlock feature that's…

"Education is the ultimate peace maker." Virginia Beach schools chief offers hope in wake of Charlottesville
In the wake of last weekend’s unrest in Charlottesville, Aaron Spence has a message for educators: Your work can help stop violence. “Ignorance is hatred’s best ally,” said Spence, superintendent of Virginia Beach’s schools at a School…

APS on Track For Sequoia Plaza Move, Clearing Way For Ed Center High School
A $13.8 million plan to move Arlington Public Schools’ offices from the Education Center to prepare for its use as a high school is set to begin later this year. The Education Center, which houses various APS offices as well as the Arlington…

Parents, residents enthused about $100-plus million Christiansburg school projects
At least several who attended an event at the high school this week said it’s about time Montgomery County turned its attention to the public schools landscape in the town. County school officials invited parents and residents to…

Central Virginia schools not planning to change Confederate names
There are more than 100 schools in the United States included on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of Confederate symbols that still exist on public land. Several of the schools are located in Central Virginia where there is an…

King George approves money for middle-school work, new track
Money has been approved for a new track for King George County students, and funds to renovate the King George Middle School could be in hand as early as November. The King George Board of Supervisors approved its capital…

Schools use eclipse as teaching moment
Here in the Roanoke Valley, we’re lucky enough to get 90-94% totality of that eclipse. In Roanoke County, students aren’t even back at school yet, and they’re using this as a teaching moment. Julian Barnes is the Science Supervisor, and…

Danville School Board members speak out on gun violence, white supremacy
Danville School Board members spoke out on both local gun violence that claimed the life of a high school student, as well as the white supremacy rally that led to violence in Charlottesville the previous weekend, during comments at a…

Students recognized
Each year, College Board releases an AP Scholar report to schools that have students who earn special recognition. “The Prince Edward County High School students who are joining the ranks of AP Scholars for the first time or who…

Welcome back!
The Middlesex County School Board holds a sign made to welcome county students back to school on Tuesday, September 5. Pictured above at the school board meeting on August 14 are, from left, school board members Elliott Reed…

State BOE honors Wise school district, high schools
Wise County’s public school district and all three of its high schools have been recognized with prestigious state honors to get the new academic year off to a soaring start. Superintendent Greg Mullins informed the Wise County School…

With renovation projects on the way, Staunton school board to travel to different schools for input
As renovation plans are in the works for Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, school board members plan to go on a field trip to see how they can improve students' learning experience. Earlier this year, Staunton City Council…