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Clifton FOIA suit decision favors School Board

Published on: 
Fri, 07/22/2011
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

"Of course I'm disappointed,” Hill said. “With regard to the Open Meetings Law violation, rather than asking Judge Alden to follow previous court decisions, we were essentially asking her to make law by further refining what constitutes a conversation via email. I understand that she had to make a tough call on that issue and took a conservative approach.

Lessons learned in the First Battle of Clifton

Published on: 
Thu, 05/26/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Examiner

For Clifton Elementary School students and their parents, June 21 will not just mark the bittersweet end of the current school year and the much-anticipated beginning of summer vacation.

A New School: Letter to Editor

Published on: 
Tue, 05/24/2011
Media Source: 
Connection Newspapers

As parents of a rising fourth grader and kindergartner in the Clifton Elementary school district, we decided to drive over to their new "community" elementary school at Oak View in Fairfax. After crossing two major highways — Routes 7100 and 123, and two towns over, we noticed that we were passing Fairview Elementary School.

Letter: Reverse Decision

Published on: 
Thu, 11/04/2010
Media Source: 
Connection Newspapers

On July 8, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) Board's decision to close Clifton Elementary School (CES) was based on three stated premises — each of which has proved to be wrong, now that we know more facts.

New numbers should render new decision on Clifton

Published on: 
Wed, 10/20/2010
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times
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On July 8, the Fairfax County Public School Board's decision to close Clifton Elementary School was based on three stated premises -- each of which has proved to be wrong, now that we know more facts.

Don't let facts get in way of a good op-ed

Published on: 
Wed, 10/20/2010
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times
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Years ago, newspaper editors would verify submissions to their papers. This resulted in editorials and opinion pieces that provided factual information while affording differing views. No pun intended, but "Times" have certainly changed. Today many op-ed articles are indeed full of opinion, but too often these articles lack factual information.

School closure was based on secret deal

Published on: 
Mon, 10/18/2010
Media Source: 
Washington Examiner

As a huge portion of Fairfax County will be subjected to school boundary changes in the next nine months, parents should know how one School Board member manipulated her constituents to target one of the county's top-performing schools.  Clifton Elementary's closure wasn't about water, topography, declining population, educational specifications or geothermal roofs.