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Virginia Schools Insider: November, 2011

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Giles County Ten Commandments lawsuit continues

The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Urbanski sets the stage for what could become a protracted legal battle.

By Emma Brown  |  08:09 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  giles county

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Will Virginia’s first virtual school report separate test results?

Carroll County teachers are responsible for the achievement of virtual-school students they never see in class. The superintendent says that is a problem.

By Emma Brown  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virtual schools, virginia virtual academy, k12 inc.

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Questions about virtual schools’ effectiveness

By Emma Brown  |  12:56 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  k12 inc., virtual schools

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Fairfax schools officials release “trust and confidence” survey results

The first-ever “trust and confidence” survey is slated to become a yearly attempt to quantify the community’s perception of school leadership.

By Emma Brown  |  05:39 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Prince William principal receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award

The principal of Osbourn Park High School received a surprise gift of $25,000 this morning for his stellar work as an educator.

By Emma Brown  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prince william county schools, milken educator award

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Fairfax school board will vote on cameras in schools in December

There appeared to be substantial support among Fairfax school board members for allowing indoor cameras for the first time.

By Emma Brown  |  05:40 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county school board, surveillance cameras

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/14/2011

T.C. Williams High hosts Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Education Secretary Arne Duncan swung through the school accompanied by a scrum of student reporters, photographers and videographers.

By Emma Brown  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alexandria city public schools, arne duncan

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Surveillance cameras back on Fairfax school board agenda

Fairfax principals return to the school board on Monday to renew their request for permission to install surveillance cameras inside schools.

By Emma Brown  |  07:21 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, surveillance cameras

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Some voters energized by Fairfax School Board race; for others, it’s an afterthought

Like most down-ballot races in off-year elections, many Fairfax voters said they voted today according to party lines because they weren’t familiar with individual candidates.

By Emma Brown  |  04:33 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, fairfax county school board

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Fairfax voters head to polls to choose new school board

Despite the energy that this year’s school board race has generated, it’s unclear how many voters will be motivated to turn out.

By Emma Brown  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county election, fairfax county school board, fairfax county public schools

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Fairfax School Board race becomes more partisan in final days

Facing a tide of discontent with schools leadership, Fairfax Democrats are taking pains to ensure that their party-endorsed candidates maintain control of the school board.

By Emma Brown  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, fairfax school board race

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Software engineer Ted Velkoff wants to build on Fairfax schools’ success

Fairfax school board candidate Ted Velkoff hopes to prepare kids for the 21st-century marketplace.

By Emma Brown  |  06:34 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, fairfax county school board, ted velkoff

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Assault charges against Loudoun school board candidate are dropped

A Loudoun court has dropped assault charges against for candidate for school board from the county’s Broad Run district.

By Kevin Sieff  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Special-education advocate seeks seat on Fairfax board

It’s not the flashiest issue, says school board candidate Sheree Brown-Kaplan, “but it is essential.”

By Emma Brown  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, fairfax county school board, sheree brown-kaplan

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Nation’s Report Card: Virginia math scores up, reading scores stagnant

Though math scores are up, fewer than half of Virginia students are proficient in math and reading, according to national test scores released today.

By Emma Brown  |  01:02 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nation's report card, naep

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Fairfax grad Ryan McElveen aims for school board

McElveen is the only candidate who can claim recent experience as a student in the schools.

By Emma Brown  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, fairfax county school board, ryan mcelveen

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Arne Duncan says Obama jobs bill would be a boon to Virginia schools

Education secretary says bill would be worth over $1 billion to educators.

By Kevin Sieff  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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