VASSP Member Update, June 10, 2024

State Articles of Interest  

Weapon scanners showing promise in Richmond, Henrico Schools as academic year ends | WRIC ABC 8News

Christiansburg Middle School’s ‘Off and Away’ rule could be a good sign for new MCPS phone policy

Cellphone ban in Chesapeake schools a success in first year, officials say – The Virginian-Pilot

Cell Phone Ban Adopted in King George County Schools

Va.’s first anti-hazing summit held at VCU, hosted by family of freshman who died after frat party • Virginia Mercury

Loudoun Sheriff Says Fears of SROs in Elementary Schools Unfounded | News | loudounnow.com

Updated Collective Bargaining

National Articles of Interest 

Chronic absenteeism rates almost doubled during pandemic | K-12 Dive

Hoping to block Title IX final rule, lawmakers invoke Congressional Review Act | K-12 Dive

Bipartisan Senate bill would create federal guidance for AI in schools | K-12 Dive

Trial over Arizona school facilities funding model begins | K-12 Dive

DOE Updates

Instructional Resources to Support the 2024 English Standards of Learning

Article: 2024-23-211

Audience: Superintendents, Directors, School Principals, Teachers 

Contact: Jill Nogueras, Associate Director of K-12 English Literacy,  Jill.Nogueras@doe.virginia.gov

English Standards of Learning ?Resources Released? 

The first wave of supports for the 2024 English Standards of Learning have been posted. Understanding the Standards documents, Overview of Revisions narrated PowerPoints, Grade Band Side-by-Sides, and Progression charts are available. Reference the 2024 English Standards of Learning webpage for more details. Division leaders should work with English leaders, instructional coaches, and teachers to help plan for the implementation of the 2024 English Standards of Learning in 2024-2025.?