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Karen Garza Addresses 2013 FCPS Leadership Conference

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Wed, 08/07/2013
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George Mason study lauds Fairfax County schools’ gifted programs

T. Rees Shapiro
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Thu, 06/27/2013
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Washington Post

Beverly Jurenko, president of the Fairfax County Association of the Gifted, said she was surprised to see so few recommendations for changes to the program....

Louise Epstein, Chairman: Email To School Board, June 5, 2013

June 8, 2013 by Greg Brandon

Dear School Board Members,

On behalf of the Fairfax Education Coalition, I encourage you to give substantial weight to the recommendations of your Ad Hoc Community Committee on Student Rights & Responsibilities when voting on tomorrow night's amendments.

As designed by the board, the committee comprehensively engaged representatives for all stakeholders. It genuinely reflected community perspectives on the difficult discipline issues with which you entrusted it. We were impressed by this community engagement process, and appreciate your work and the work of the committee members.


Louise Epstein

Chair, Fairfax Education Coalition

FCCPTA position on FCPS Regulation 2601.27P, Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Thu, 06/06/2013
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Dear Honorable Members of the Fairfax County School Board: 

SR&R Ad Hoc Community Committee Findings Versus School Staff Recommendations

June 4, 2013 by Greg Brandon

Below is a side-by-side comparison of key findings resulting from the Ad Hoc Community Committee for Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Gibson Consulting Group Reports 2003

Gibson Consulting Group
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Fri, 05/31/2013

Ten years ago, the Gibson Consulting Group (Austin, TX) was selected to conduct a program-level efficiency review of FCPS.  The 2003 audit reports discuss the efficiency and effectiveness of certain elements of FCPS programs and are provided below.  

Several current School Board members were highly critical of these 2003 reports when Virginia's Department of Education selected Gibson Consulting Group to perform the 2012-13 efficiency review for FCPS. Gibson Consulting Group is expected to present its 2013 efficiency review to the School Board this month.

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