VASSP Member Update, January 16, 2023

Articles of Interest

Montgomery County Public Schools considers virtual learning on snow days

Bill introduced to mandate Virginia teacher pay above national average | WRIC ABC 8News

Speakers demand LCPS release sex assault report | Education |

Newport News to install metal detectors at all schools, review protocols around student violence – Daily Press

Coalition calls on Virginia lawmakers to fully fund public schools and increase teacher pay | WRIC ABC 8News

Virginia legislator wants to remove minimum standards for homeschooling | WRIC ABC 8News

Proposed legislation would get rid of snow days in Virginia schools   

State superintendent delivers revised history standards

Prince William County Schools adopt sexually explicit materials policy | Headlines |

General Assembly may expand remedial reading program to middle schools | WVTF

DOE Updates

Multilingual Learners 101 Workshop-January 30

SURN is calling all middle and high school general and special education teachers to join them for this half-day interactive workshop in Norfolk. Participants will explore how English Learners acquire social and academic language and literacy, and participants will learn how to build background knowledge, identify and teach academic language, and provide language and reading practice across the content areas. Register or find out more information about this workshop today!

Practical Assessment in Your Classroom

Designed for middle and high school teachers, William and Mary is hosting an interactive half-day workshop on January 30 to explore the ins and outs of practical classroom assessment. The focus is on engaging in meaningful day-to-day formative assessment. This is a great refresher on foundational principles of assessment and an opportunity to gain practical strategies for effective classroom assessment and feedback. Register today.  

Assessment and Data Literacy WebinarStudents, parents, teachers, legislators, school administrators, and division leaders: You are invited to a lively and interactive webinar on Assessment and Data Literacy. This webinar aims to develop common vocabulary, ask questions, share ideas, formulate base-line comprehension, and build toward a shared understanding of the role of assessment and data in teaching and learning in Virginia. 
Join VASS, VASCD, and NWEA on January 26 for this collaborative learning and networking experience!
Register below with the time slot that fits your schedule:


3:30-4:30 p.m. time slot


6:30-7:30 p.m. time slot