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Format: 2014-04-20

Once common, perfect Va. SOL scores now rare with new tests

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Michael Alison Chandler
Published on: 
Mon, 08/12/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Forty-five percent of Arlington County fifth-graders who took the state Standards of Learning math test in the spring of 2011 not only passed the test, they earned perfect scores.

FCPS Puts Proposed New Science Textbooks Up for Review

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Sun Gazette
Published on: 
Fri, 08/09/2013
Media Source: 
Sun Gazette

Group examines school renovation costs

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Kali Schumitz
Published on: 
Thu, 08/08/2013
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

Fairfax County Public Schools officials defended the costs of school construction and renovations to county leaders at a meeting Monday.

Karen Garza Addresses 2013 FCPS Leadership Conference

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Unknown
Published on: 
Wed, 08/07/2013
Media Source: 
Other
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Fairfax County elementary schools could go full-day on Mondays

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Holly Hobbs
Published on: 
Tue, 07/30/2013
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

School Board members last week discussed possibly implementing full-day attendance on Mondays for kindergarten through sixth grades.

Tanisha Holland, Thomas Jefferson High School admissions director, steps down

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro,
Published on: 
Mon, 07/29/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Tanisha Holland, the admissions director for Fairfax County’s elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, has stepped down from the position and taken a new role in the schoo

Cliff Hardison, 60, Dies Principal of West Potomac High School was dedicated to students.

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Steve Hibbard
Published on: 
Fri, 07/26/2013
Media Source: 
Connection Newspapers

— Cliff Hardison, the principal of West Potomac High School since 2009, died from lung cancer on Tuesday, July 23.

Parris to serve as interim deputy in Fairfax schools

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro,
Published on: 
Fri, 07/26/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Dan Parris, an assistant superintendent for Fairfax County schools, will serve as the interim deputy superintendent when Richard Moniuszko retires in January.

To ease crowding, Fairfax looks to buy office building for school

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Mon, 07/22/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County school officials are looking to purchase a vacant office building in the Seven Corners area that they hope to convert into a school, part of a plan to alleviate severe crowding a

Number of charter schools in Virginia to triple under Norfolk plan

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Michael Alison Chandler
Published on: 
Thu, 07/18/2013
Media Source: 
Connection Newspapers

Charter schools are poised to gain a much larger foothold in Virginia thanks to a plan under consideration by th

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