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Fairfax Schools Snow Day to be made up on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 17

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro, Michael Alison Chandler
Published on: 
Wed, 01/22/2014
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Jeff Platenberg, the Fairfax County schools assistant superintendent for facilities and transportation, said he had been following forecasts closely Monday.

Report: Fairfax needs school-boundary changes to alleviate crowding

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Thu, 01/09/2014
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The Fairfax County School Board should conduct a massive boundary study and consider abolishing all current school boundaries to help alleviate crowding issues in the coming years, according to

At Fort Hunt Elementary, complaints about low morale, turnover

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Mon, 09/02/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

For parents and teachers at Fort Hunt elementary near Alexandria, the talk all summer has revolved around how to address a toxic work environment that forced about 40 percent of the instruction

Marshall Academy to Focus on STEM Education

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Rachel Hatzipanagos.Erica R. Hendry
Published on: 
Mon, 07/08/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

Marshall Academy will transform into a Governor’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) focused program starting in 2014.  Administrators at 

School system seeks new, quicker response for enrollment growth

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Holly Hobbs
Published on: 
Thu, 05/16/2013
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

Growing enrollment challenges have caused school officials to look for ways to address capacity needs more quickly.

Fairfax schools propose boundary changes to alleviate crowding

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Wed, 05/01/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County public schools administrators have proposed a boundary change that would move more than 350 students in the fall of 2014 to alleviate crowding issues at Fairfax High and Lanier M

School system moves closer to decision on crowding at Fairfax High, Lanier Middle

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Holly Hobbs
Published on: 
Wed, 04/10/2013
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

A public hearing scheduled for next week gives parents a last chance to offer feedback on proposed boundary shifts that would remove hundreds of students from the Fairfax High School-Lanier Mid

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

Guest Column: New High School Proposal Will Reverse Contentious 2008 Redistricting

Published on: 
Sat, 01/05/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

IBM, it used to be said by the company’s beleaguered employees, stands for “I’ve Been Moved.” It seems like families in western Fairfax county are all secret IBMers, so frequently does the scho

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

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