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, February 27

PCHS rolls out red carpet for CTE celebration
Career and technical education in Pulaski County is in the middle of significant changes as the school system seeks to expand the CTE program and attract more students. That was the takeaway Thursday for guests attending Pulaski…

Going Digital: School district uses technology to inspire creativity
On Thursday, a French class at Bassett High took a trip to the Eifel Tower. It was a surprisingly fast trip, with no planes involved. In fact, all it took was a pair of goggles. Officials at Bassett High, and Henry County Schools in general, want…

Albemarle Co. High School Student Running for School Board Seat
A high school student from Albemarle County says he feels the Albemarle County School Board doesn't reflect what students and teachers are actually experiencing in the classroom, so he's decided to do something about it…

Seven middle schools will be focus of Henrico redistricting effort
Seven middle schools will be the focus of redistricting in Henrico County. Brookland, Fairfield, Holman, Hungary Creek, Moody, Short Pump and L. Douglas Wilder middle schools will likely be affected by redistricting plans that…

School funding boost helps some coalfield divisions but not all
Without wanting to kick a gift-horse in the mouth, rural school superintendents said Thursday they’d hoped state help for districts struggling with enrollment losses would be more substantial. The joint House and Senate budget…

Draft of High School 2022 program guide presented to Albemarle School Board
A group of educators working on the county school division’s High School 2022 concept presented their draft of its program guide to the Albemarle County School Board on Thursday night, kicking off the second phase of the project’s…

Teachers often spend hundreds of their own dollars for supplies. Chesapeake now has a store to help.
Carolyn Coleman says she routinely pays several hundred dollars of her own money each year to buy supplies for her students.  Coleman teaches second grade at Rena B. Wright Primary School. Her youngsters work with interactive…

Alexandria City School Board Approves FY2018 Combined Funds Operating Budget Of $286.1 million
The Alexandria City School Board voted to approve a Combined Funds Budget of $286.1 million on Thursday night. This includes a requested City appropriation of $216.1 million, an increase of 4.6% over the FY2017 City Appropriation…

Caroline Middle School principal takes new position in central office
Caroline Middle School principal Angela Wright took a position as special projects coordinator in the school division’s central office effective Feb. 21. School Superintendent Dr. George Parker announced the news in a letter to…

County schools to pay $20k to reimburse families for items lost in bus fire
Albemarle County Public Schools will pay nearly $20,000 to reimburse 23 Monticello High School students, three coaches and a bus driver for personal items lost in a Jan. 13 school bus fire on Interstate 64. The county School…

Juvenile in custody for allegedly making threats against New Kent schools
A juvenile is in law enforcement custody after investigators say the suspect made threats against New Kent High and Middle Schools on social media Thursday afternoon. Sheriff Joe McLaughlin confirmed the juvenile was a male student…

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