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Student population at Thomas Jefferson in Fairfax County shifts significantly

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Mon, 04/22/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The student population at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County’s elite magnet school, has seen a significant demographic shift in the past five years, as Asia

County, State Passing Rates Fall on New Math SOLs

Published on: 
Thu, 09/20/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

Fairfax County Public Schools students largely outperformed their peers on the 2011-2012 Virginia Standard of Learning (SOL) tests, including on more rigorous state math standards introduced fo

Thomas Jefferson H.S., Fairfax schools shut out blacks and Latinos, complaint alleges

Published on: 
Tue, 07/24/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The disproportionately low number of black and Latino students admitted to Fairfax County’s prestigious

Compensation, Achievement Gaps Weigh on School Budget Hearing

Published on: 
Sun, 05/20/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

A week before the Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to approve a fiscal year 2013 budget, community members advocated Tuesday for closing achievement gaps, increasing funding for employe

Editorial:Setting School Board accountability

Published on: 
Fri, 08/12/2011
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

School boundary debates in Fairfax County have grown so heated in recent years that one need only mention the name of a school and the year of a related School Board decision to spark those old

Fairfax scales back discipline policy

Published on: 
Fri, 06/10/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax school leaders voted Thursday night to scale back the practice of forced school transfers for students in disciplinary trouble as they considered the most sweeping changes in more than a dozen years to the county’s discipline policies.

Revamp of Fairfax school discipline rules continues

Published on: 
Tue, 04/05/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The Fairfax County school system would seek to cut in half the number of days that students are out of school awaiting decisions in their discipline cases, according to an expanded proposal to revamp policies that was presented to the School Board on Monday.

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