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VPM Daily Newscast: February 18, 2022

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.        

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, February 18, 2022 

Community rallies around Fox Elementary School students, families after fire
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres 

Community members are rallying around students, parents and staff at William Fox Elementary School to help ease their transition back online. Superintendent Jason Kamras told the RPS School Board Wednesday night that he’s working to find an in-person location for classes as soon as possible. He’s still narrowing down that list, but Kamras said Clark Springs Elementary is currently at the top. 

Lawmakers look for answers on how to pay for lab schools' proposal
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

One of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign promises was boosting school choice. A legislative proposal to do that would create lab schools, which members of both parties support. But a big question lawmakers are still trying to answer is how to pay for them. 

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