January 2024 archive

VASSP Member Update, January 29, 2024

State Articles of Interest   Virginia education board discusses development of new accountability system Virginia senate bill focuses on mental health of student-athletes Newport News begins using canines in schools for firearm and drug detection Lt. Governor Earle-Sears pushes school choice bills that are unlikely to get much Democratic support | WVTF Virginia legislation would require …

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VASSP Member Update, January 22, 2024

State Articles of Interest   Virginia’s first lab school launches quietly at VCU House Democrats cast doubt on funding for Youngkin’s STEM lab schools Democrats advance multiple bills out of House Education Committee How a mentorship program is improving attendance rates at a Prince William Co. elementary school – WTOP News Senate Dems challenge Coons as …

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VASSP Member Update, January 15, 2024

State Articles of Interest   Richmond middle school one of six area schools to start new phone-free pilot program | WRIC ABC 8News      Parental notification, Narcan policies among several bills Virginia lawmakers introduce to fight fentanyl crisis | DC News Now National program helping veterans become teachers having an impact in Hampton Roads Mountain Gateway Community …

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VASSP Member Update, January 8, 2024

State Articles of Interest   Boom in English-learner population prompts Henrico Schools to expand staffing and newcomer programs Virginia to get $5M to help with school infrastructure needs No bags allowed at WJCC public high school athletic events Virginia joins counseling compact: How this could help address counselor shortages in local schools | WCYB National Articles …

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