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Fairfax County School Board reviews discipline policies for special needs students

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

In the 181,500-student Fairfax County school district, students with disabilities represent about 14 percent of the enrollment but are involved in about 40 percent of all discipline c

Fairfax teachers likely to see raises next year

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Mon, 05/20/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Thousands of Fairfax County school employees are likely to receive raises in January as the School Board looks to boost lagging morale in the workforce.

Will Ashe Named Student Representative to Fairfax County School Board

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
FCPS website
Published on: 
Tue, 05/07/2013
Media Source: 
FCPS Media Release

Will Ashe, a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), a Fairfax County public school, has been elected by the countywide Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Fairfax County schools facing $30 million shortfall after tax decision

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro, Corinne Reilly
Published on: 
Mon, 05/06/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

A 1-cent budget decision in Fairfax County could leave the school system with a $30 million shortfall, part of a showdown over the county’s fiscal 2014 finances that has the School Board l

School Board Hires Experts from Children's National Medical Center

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Phyllis Payne, Terry Tuley
Published on: 
Mon, 04/01/2013
Media Source: 
Other

The school board took another step toward reaching the goal to start high schools after 8 a.m. They approved a contract award and hired experts from

Teachers Frustrated With Fairfax Co. Public Schools

Published on: 
Wed, 02/27/2013
Media Source: 
WRC 4 NBC News
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http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#!/news/local/Teachers-Frustrated-With-Fairfax-Co--Public-Schools/193443601

Some teachers in Fairfax County say they are frustrated because they're being spread too thin. Listen to and watch this 2 minute report.

Opinion: The choice to read ‘Beloved’

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

To even show excerpts of the R-rated movie “Beloved” in Fairfax County High Schools, a teacher must get approval from the principal and department chair and, most important, would have to provi

Guest Column: New High School Proposal Will Reverse Contentious 2008 Redistricting

Published on: 
Sat, 01/05/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

IBM, it used to be said by the company’s beleaguered employees, stands for “I’ve Been Moved.” It seems like families in western Fairfax county are all secret IBMers, so frequently does the scho

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