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In New Test, Fairfax Schools Find 'Better Measure' of Student Performance

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Erica R. Hendry,William Callahan
Published on: 
Sat, 03/23/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

When teachers in Fairfax County review results of the state's Standard of Learning tests, they learn whether their students passed or failed in a given subject.

Stratford Landing playground structure no longer to be off-limits to Fairfax students

Published on: 
Tue, 02/19/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

A Fairfax County elementary school playground structure will no longer be off-limits to students after a school district official announced Wednesday that a dispute over the apparatus had been

Fairfax considers whether Thomas Jefferson High School enrolls the wrong students

Published on: 
Fri, 11/16/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Examiner
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Fairfax County school officials will take a hard look Monday at whether the county's most elite high school is enrolling the wrong students.

Fairfax board decides against changing Thomas Jefferson High School admissions process

Published on: 
Wed, 09/26/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The Fairfax County School Board has decided against altering the rigorous admissions process for students applying this year to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

County, State Passing Rates Fall on New Math SOLs

Published on: 
Thu, 09/20/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

Fairfax County Public Schools students largely outperformed their peers on the 2011-2012 Virginia Standard of Learning (SOL) tests, including on more rigorous state math standards introduced fo

Textbook purchase raises questions about budget process

Published on: 
Fri, 08/03/2012
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

Just two months after approving its 2012-13 academic year budget, School Board members faced adjustments to the school system’s budget, which included $7.7 million for math textbooks and $2 mil

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