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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

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.

Board Lays Early Plan for Superintendent Search

Published on: 
Tue, 11/13/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

The Fairfax County School Board will use a "two-tiered public engagement process" to search for its next superintendent, board members said Monday during their first meeting with search consult

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.

Teachers: Don't Shortchange Entry-Level Hires

Published on: 
Mon, 07/16/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

Leaders of Fairfax County teachers unions say new teachers hired at the lowest pay step this school year will be earning $1,129 less than their counterparts in 2009 as part of pay scale adjustm