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2013: Sandy Evans' Goals for Fairfax Schools

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

As 2013 approaches, Patch has asked Fairfax County School Board members to share their goals and priorities for 2013. Board member Sandy Evans (Mason) shares h

Sleepy teens: Montgomery to study later high school start times

Published on: 
Wed, 12/12/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Montgomery County’s schools chief said Tuesday that he will form a work group to study later start times at public high schools, a move that comes two months after

Fairfax schools propose expansion of gifted programs

Published on: 
Tue, 12/11/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County school officials on Monday introduced a proposal to significantly expand programs for gifted students, a plan that already has met stiff opposition from parents and teachers.

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

More sleep for teens? Montgomery petition signed by thousands.

Published on: 
Sat, 11/03/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The sky is pitch-black at a school-bus stop in Olney, and it might as well be midnight for 15-year-old Joe Palmer. His eyes are open, but his brain feels stalled.

Fairfax School Board postpones decision on first public charter in North Virginia

Published on: 
Sun, 10/28/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County School Board members on Thursday deferred an application to open the first public charter school in Northern Virginia, praising the aims of the school’s advocates but objecting t

Board Names Members to Discipline Committee

Published on: 
Sat, 10/13/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

The Fairfax County School Board unanimously appointed 40 members Thursday to a newly-created committee tasked with reviewing the system's student rights and responsibilities handbook, putting t