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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

School Board member pushes to remove sodas from Fairfax schools

Published on: 
Mon, 02/25/2013
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

During the 2011-12 school year, more than 430,000 soft drinks were sold from 139 vending machines based in 28 school facilities, according to the Fairfax County Public School system.

2013: Ryan McElveen's Goals for Fairfax Schools

Published on: 
Thu, 01/03/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

Patch has asked Fairfax County School Board members to share their goals and priorities for 2013.Member Ryan McElveen (At-large) chose to write an "Unofficial FCPS 2013 In-and-Out List.

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

In Rush to Innovate, FCPS Dropped the Ball

Published on: 
Mon, 11/19/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

Last week, Mason District representative Sandy Evans and I had the opportunity to sit down with high school student leaders from the Falls Church, Annandale, Stuart and Thomas Jefferson communi

Fairfax schools system faces growing budget challenge as more students need ESOL classes

Published on: 
Mon, 09/10/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The number of Fairfax County students who speak a foreign language at home is likely to surpass 50 percent of the school population for the first time this month, reflecting a surge of immigran

Fairfax schools push for more healthful food

Published on: 
Thu, 08/09/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Students at George C. Marshall High School will have access by next year to a commodity not available to most of their peers in Fairfax County: a made-from-scratch school lunch.