December 2021 archive

VASSP Weekly Member Update

There will be no Weekly Update for December 27, 2021 or January 3, 2022. Articles of Interest Win for Richmond’s teachers union offers hope for Henrico educators seeking collective bargaining | The Henrico Citizen Here’s how Virginia Beach school board meetings became a battleground over six books Timothy Simmons brings parental rights controversy to Augusta …

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Weekly VASSP Member Updates, December 13, 2021

Articles of Interest 12-Year-Old Legislation Has Cost Schools Millions | Rockingham County | dnronline.com Enrollment drops by more than 46K in Virginia public schools since pandemic, report says Gov. Northam launches, ‘Thank You, Virginia’ tour Virginia teacher shortages spiked during the pandemic. Experts are worried about what’s to come. Richmond Public Schools teachers are first …

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The Lingering Effects of Unfinished Learning: A Response to the McKinsey & Company Report Covid-19 Education by Dr. Kathleen Smith

Educators in Virginia are aware of the effects of Covid-19 on schooling in 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and now 2021-22. The State Board of Education reported that staff shortages, unfinished learning, and enrollment loss are identified as the top three challenges facing Virginia public schools. The McKinsey & Company report, “Covid-19 Education: The Lingering Effects of Unfinished …

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VASSP Weekly Member Update

Articles of Interest FCPS settles lawsuit with parents, disability rights groups Virginia’s public school enrollment fails to bounce back from pre-pandemic levels Roanoke County teachers share concerns about low morale    York County supervisors, school board will discuss withholding school funds over critical race theory lessons  Fewer snow days for Prince William County students? Put up …

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