VASSP Member Update, April 22, 2024

State Articles of Interest  

Concerns Raised Over School Accountability System Changes | News | dnronline.com

Middle School Students Appear Happier without Cell Phones

Fairfax Co. schools stand to lose millions in funding under Youngkin’s proposed budget amendments, school system says – WTOP News

Bill allowing school boards to provide period education in schools signed into law by Governor Youngkin | WRIC ABC 8News

Albemarle County teachers win collective bargaining rights

National Articles of Interest 

Preschool enrollment, state spending hit record highs | K-12 Dive

92% of school leaders concerned about academic recovery, NCES survey says | K-12 Dive

Student challenges outside the classroom pose biggest obstacle for educators worldwide | K-12 Dive

House members, witnesses agree time is ripe to pass federal data privacy laws | K-12 Dive

What data from 4 states says about teacher shortages

DOE Updates

Live Training Sessions to Support Your High-Intensity Tutoring Program

Article: 2024-16-151

Audience: Directors, School Principals, Teachers

Contact: Dr. Michelle Wallace, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Michelle.Wallace@doe.virginia.gov

School divisions that have opted into Zearn Math for Virginia ALL In Tutoring are invited to join live training sessions with the Zearn team this spring. In these sessions, Zearn facilitators will guide Virginia educators and leaders through Zearn’s approach to math learning, materials to support tutoring sessions, and how to navigate the Zearn platform. 

Upcoming opportunities for Educators are April 24, May 22, and June 14. 

Upcoming opportunity for Leaders is April 23.  

Sign up here for live training to support high-intensity tutoring programs.