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What’s wrong with parents visiting a school?

Published on: 
Thu, 12/08/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Paula Prosper worried that her son was not ready for the differences between his private Montessori school and the public Fairfax County seve

Maryland weighs speeding up school disciplinary process

Published on: 
Tue, 10/25/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

In Montgomery County, a 14-year-old in trouble for fighting was out of class for almost four weeks before he received a ruling on whether he would

Loudoun County schools’ early start highlights debate over Virginia law

Published on: 
Mon, 08/29/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Thanks to the vagaries of winter weather and the peculiarities of state law, students and teachers in Loudoun County are returning to class Monday

62% of Virginia schools labeled “failing” under No Child Left Behind

Published on: 
Fri, 08/12/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The exploding failure rate comes despite a decade of steady academic gains and overall passing rates close to or exceeding 90 percent statewide and throughout much of Northern Virginia. But under NCLB, the target passing rates for standardized tests increase each year in an effort to meet the federal law’s goal of 100 percent proficiency in reading and math by 2013.

A Question of Honor Fairfax County families advocate for honors in addition to AP classes.

Published on: 
Tue, 05/31/2011
Media Source: 
Connection Newspapers

Parents across Fairfax County are asking school officials to put more honors classes back into the course offerings at area high schools. FAIRGRADE, a parent advocacy group that successfully convinced Fairfax County to change its grading policies two years ago, has passed a resolution asking for the county to implement a more robust honors program in high schools.

Penalties for drug offenses weigh heavily on students

Published on: 
Sun, 05/01/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

As many high school seniors thrill over their college admission offers, Nick Hanna wonders about the effect of his mistakes in Fairfax County. Four Virginia colleges have turned him down, and two have placed him on wait lists.

Fairfax County Schools' projections higher than enrollment

Published on: 
Wed, 10/20/2010
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times
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Student enrollment projections -- used to help budget for student expenses, such as teachers, within Fairfax County Public Schools -- were higher than actual enrollment this fall.