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Fairfax County Advanced Academics Study Takes Shape

Published on: 
Mon, 03/04/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

The Fairfax County School Board is continuing to weigh what advanced academics mean in the system, authorizing a scope of study this week that it hopes will provide better information about how

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.

Fairfax County Teachers: 'I Can't Sustain This'

Published on: 
Tue, 02/26/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

Dan Hale has been a teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools for 20 years, but he’s never felt or seen his colleagues as overwhelmed as they are today.

Online Math Books Fail in Fairfax County

Published on: 
Tue, 12/11/2012
Media Source: 
WRC 4 NBC News

A rough start with online math books has led administrators in Fairfax County to order hard copy books for all 180,000 students, according to the school board.

Board Wants More Time to Weigh Advanced Academics Shift

Published on: 
Tue, 12/11/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

Fairfax County school board members said Monday they weren't ready to commit to an expansion of the school system's Advanced Academic Program Centers until there was broader discussion about th

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.

Letter to the Editor: New Online Math Program 'A Model for a 21st Century Disaster'

Published on: 
Mon, 11/12/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

To the Editor:

There is a new math ‘series’ that is being implemented in Fairfax County Public Schools, currently. It is an online disaster that could have been avoided.

Online Math Textbooks Rankle Teachers, Parents Critics say program rolled out without sufficient preparation

Published on: 
Sun, 11/11/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

Shortly after the start of the school year in September, Kirsten Rucker had scheduled an X-ray appointment for one of her twin sons — both juniors at Oakton High School — after class.

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