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A Space for Learning - Pamela Moran, Albemarle County Schools
 
Superintendents' Update - Paul Nichols, Mecklenburg County Schools
 
Lead blog post has current info on the SURN Leadership Conference in late June
 
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  • 2016 - 2017 VASS WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES FOCUS ON KEY ISSUES FOR VIRGINIA EDUCATORS

    This year’s workshops feature proven VASS presenters Dan Mulligan, who returns to lead two workshops on the Virginia SOL, and Jay McTighe and Chris Gareis, who will dive deeply into Alternative Assessments. In December, VASS will co-sponsor two drive-in workshops on budget issues with VASBO. VASS will also hold its annual Fall Conference, Winter Conference, and Spring Conference. For more information, click on the links to your right or consult the calendar to your left.

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  • VASS WEBSITE HAS LINKS TO CURRENT JOB POSTINGS

    VASS offers its division members the opportunity to provide links to announcements of open professional employment opportunities in public education throughout the state. For current openings, view the links under "Job Postings" toward the bottom of the column to your left.

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  • THE VIRGINIA BEACH SUPERINTENDENTS PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE, SPONSORED BY REGION VIII, WILL BE HELD AT THE VIRGINIA BEACH SHERATON FROM OCTOBER 2-5, 2016

    The Conference will feature keynotes by State Superintendent Steven Staples and Barry DuVall, the president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and will include a hospitality suite and numerous opportunities for social and professional networking. Click on the Headline for more information.

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  • JAMES LANE IS THE 2017 VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

    Veteran Virginia educator James Lane was honored at the VASS Spring Conference as the 2017 Virginia Superintendent of the Year. He was feted along with the other eight Regional Superintendents of the Year at the VASS Annual Awards Banquet, the capstone of this year’s conference. Click on the headline for more about Dr. Lane and the other award winners.

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  • ALAN SEIBERT NAMED OUTSTANDING CURRICULUM LEADER OF THE YEAR BY VIRGINIA ASCD

    Dr. Seibert, the Superintendent of Salem City Schools, is the past president of VASS and a leader on the SOL Innovation Committee. He has been a catalyst for innovation in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the use of meaningful data in his school division, and is a strong advocate for statewide reforms in public education. He is also admired for his strength of character and dedication to serving others. State Superintendent Steven Staples presented the award to Dr. Seibert at the VASCD Conference in Williamsburg on December 3. VASCD was thrilled to recognize such an effective leader--and valued colleague.

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  • VASS WEB SITE NOW HAS LINKS TO MEMBER BLOGS

    Links to the blogs can be seen below. If your school division is a member of VASS and you would like us to post a link to your blog on our home page, please use the link in the Member Blogs section to contact our webmaster, Cid Scallet.

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  • PATRICK MURPHY DISCUSSES SOL "RE-TAKES"

    Dr. Patrick Murphy, the superintendent of Arlington County Schools and the 2015 Virginia Superintendent of the Year, has published “Standards of Learning: Quiet Please, Ready on the Set, Take 2,” a compelling argument for offering students a “second chance” on an SOL test. Citing the need for multiple measures, Dr. Murphy details the work done in his division to improve SOL results through “re-takes.” Click on the Headline for a link to Dr. Murphy’s article.

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  • "VASS BUYERS GUIDE" IS NOW ONLINE

    VASS worked with Strategic Value Media to create the guide, a web portal to a large network of vendors that supply goods and services to educators. The guide, which highlights companies that are VASS Business Members, is designed to help school division leaders make efficient and fully informed purchasing decisions. Click on the Headline for more information.

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  • DOE OFFERS DIGITAL SUPPORT

    If you are a superintendent looking for new insights into how best to implement digital learning in your division, you will want to take a hard look at "Future Ready District Pledge," a new program from the U.S. Department of Education. The program seeks to encourage and support superintendents who commit to taking a leadership role in digital learning and wish to share their best practices with colleagues across the country. Click on the Headline for more information.

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2016 - 2017 Events

 
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December 13, 2016
 
VASS - VASBO Drive-In Workshop on Budget Issues
 
Hotel Roanoke
 
 (Click on Dates on Calendar to the Left for Current Conference Information)
 

 
December 15, 2016
 
VASS - VASBO Drive-In Workshop on Budget Issues
 
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
 (Click on Dates on Calendar to the Left for Current Conference Information)
 

 
 January 11 - 12, 2017
 
VASS Winter Conference
 
Crowne Plaza Richmond
 
(Click on Dates on Calendar to the Left for Current Conference Information)
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
March 23, 2017
 
"Mathematics SOL"
 
Hampton Embassy Suites
 
Dan Mulligan
 
(Click on Date on Calendar to the Left for Current Conference Information)
 

 
March 24, 2017
 
"Mathematics SOL"
 
Charlottesville Doubletree Hotel
 
Dan Mulligan
 
(Click on Date on Calendar to the Left for Current Conference Information)
 

 
May 7 - 9, 2017
 
VASS Spring Conference
 
Hotel Roanoke
 
 (Click on Dates on Calendar to the Left for Current Conference Information)
 

VASS Buyers Guide

 
The VASS Buyers guide offers VASS members an efficient way to browse for goods and services for their divisions.
 
The companies that support VASS through business memberships are highlighted in the guide.
 
 
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