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Are School Counselors a Cost-Effective Education Input?

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Thu, 09/30/2010

While much is known about the effects of class size and teacher quality on achievement, there is little evidence on whether policymakers can improve education by utilizing non-instructional res

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Fairfax board authorizes high school surveillance cameras

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Fri, 12/16/2011
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Connection Newspapers

The Fairfax County School Board decided Thursday to permit indoor video surveillance cameras for the first time, capping a

Editorial:Editorial: Five Suggestions for New School Board Half of the School Board members are new.

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Thu, 12/15/2011
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Connection Newspapers

On Monday, Dec. 19, the newly elected members of the Fairfax County School Board will be sworn in, marking the largest number of new members at one time in memory.

School security cameras proposal draws parent glares in Fairfax County

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Sat, 09/17/2011
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Connection Newspapers

A group of high school principals has proposed expanding the use of video surveillance cameras from outside of schools to inside as well.

Study shows wide varieties in discipline methods among very similar schools

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Thu, 07/21/2011
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Washington Post

Here’s one myth of school debunked: Harsh discipline is not always a reflection of the students in a particular school. It can be driven by those in charge.

Supreme Court ruling, rising police presence in schools spur Miranda questions

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Sun, 07/17/2011
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Washington Post

A few weeks before summer break, an eighth-grader in Fairfax County was pulled from his civics class and led into an office. An assistant principal told him that classmates had reported hearing him say he’d smoked marijuana with five other boys — days earlier, after school hours, off campus. A uniformed police officer joined the interview. The boy did not want to talk, his mother, Dawn Daugherty, later said, but did so after the officer told him to confess or risk “doing time.” Fairfax school officials said there was no such threat. They said the boy was told what other students had said and about the importance of telling the truth.

Supreme Court: Children are different when it comes to Miranda warning against self-incrimination

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Fri, 06/17/2011
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Washington Post

Police must be sensitive to the age of child suspects when deciding whether to inform them of their Miranda right against self-incrimination, an ideologically split Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Youth is an issue for Miranda rights, Supreme Court Rules

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Fri, 06/17/2011
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The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday against the state of North Carolina in the case of a juvenile who was questioned in a school conference room without being read his Miranda rights.

Fairfax schools to scale back forced transfers

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Fri, 06/10/2011
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Washington Post

The Fairfax County school board voted Thursday night to scale back the practice of forced school transfers for students in disciplinary trouble, as board members considered the most sweeping changes in more than a dozen years to the county’s discipline policies.