VASSP Member Update, June 17, 2024

State Articles of Interest  

Henry County to install weapons detectors at some schools – Cardinal News

Away for the Day Cell Phone Policy

Early release Days for Teacher Training

Fairfax educators overwhelmingly vote for, secure union representation

School Board committee continues work on collective bargaining rules | 1local |

Amherst schools pushing new cellphone policy

Fairfax teachers, school staff support union for collective bargaining – The Washington Post

Virginia NAACP sues Shenandoah school board after district restored Confederate names

Human Trafficking Curriculum Added

With new framework, Danville Public Schools’ corrective action plan transitions to support

National Articles of Interest 

House education committee advances resolution to repeal Title IX final rule | K-12 Dive

School behavioral threat assessment teams on the rise | K-12 Dive

Texas court decision signals trouble for Title IX LGBTQ+ protections | K-12 Dive

Los Angeles schools investigating claims of data for sale on dark web | K-12 Dive

What are the most common school communications crises? | K-12 Dive

DOE Updates

Summer of Support

Article: 2024-23-220

Educators presenting at the Attendance and Literacy Symposium on June 10

This summer, VDOE is focused on working with our educators to prepare for the school year ahead. We’re thrilled to kick off our Summer of Support and connect, engage, and grow together. Below are a few of the exciting events we’re holding throughout the Commonwealth:

Literacy and Mathematics Symposiums

June 10 – Region 8 at Longwood University

June 17 – Region 7 at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

June 20 – Region 6 at New College Institute

June 24 – Region 5 at James Madison University

June 27 – Region 4 at George Mason University

August 5 – Region 1 at Reynolds Community College

August 7 – Region 3 at Rappahannock Community College

August 8 – Region 2 at Old Dominion University

Physical Education Academy and Institute

June 24-27 – The Adapted PE Content Teaching Academy at James Madison University

July 7-10 – The Health and Physical Activity Institute at James Madison University

Educational Technology and Classroom Innovation Conference Presentations

July 8 – TechSplash 2024 in Abingdon

August 14 – iNNovate Conference in Newport News

Fine Arts Webinars

July 30 – FA Through the Lens of Multilingual Learners

July 30 – Update for 2024-25 School Year

August 1 – Leading FA Teaching and Learning

August 1 – Appalachian Music Media

August 5 – Music SOL Overview and Instructional Resources

August 6 – Visual Arts SOL

August 7 – Theater Arts SOL

August 8 – Dance SOL

We’re proud to offer these continuing education opportunities and look forward to spending time with you this summer!

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 new Standards in 2024-2025.?