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Virginia Schools Insider: March, 2012

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/19/2011

New Fairfax School Board to be sworn in

There are already hints of alliances and divisions on the new board, which will be composed of six returning veterans and six members elected for the first time in November.

By Emma Brown  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 12/19/2011

McDonnell’s budget: Schools funding up, but some programs cut

Gov. McDonnell proposes cuts and additions to Virginia’s public schools budget.

By Emma Brown  |  01:21 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  state budget

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Va. Supreme Court to hear Fairfax schools case

The Supreme Court of Virginia agreed Wednesday to hear arguments in a lawsuit that accuses the Fairfax County School Board of violating sunshine laws.

By Emma Brown  |  03:57 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, foia, clifton elementary

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Fairfax school board to vote on surveillance cameras

Fairfax’s school board will decide tonight whether principals should be allowed to install surveillance cameras.

By Emma Brown  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, surveillance cameras

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Fairfax’s ‘priority schools initiative’ provokes debate, shows mixed results

How have 30 struggling schools fared under a new Fairfax program? Bottom line: Results are mixed.

By Emma Brown  |  05:29 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, priority schools, minority student achievement

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Northern Virginia students log on to learn about money

Students can now log on to Web-based software to learn at their own pace about money basics: credit scores, debt management, mortgages, taxes and insurance.

By Emma Brown  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, personal finance

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/09/2011

K12 Inc. chief executive Ron Packard paid $5 million compensation package in 2011

Ronald J. Packard earned a $5 million compensation package in 2011 as head of the country’s largest full-time public virtual school operator.

By Emma Brown  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  k12 inc., virtual schools

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Virginia will spend more on education, McDonnell says

Virginia will devote more dollars to K-12 education next year, Gov. Bob McDonnell said this week during a question-and-answer session with reporters

By Emma Brown  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  state budget, virtual schools, kings dominion law

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 12/06/2011

In Fairfax, math gains tempered by static science scores

Fairfax students have made great strides in math and language arts, but science and history scores are static.

By Emma Brown  |  06:39 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, no child left behind, modified calendar

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Schools can now donate leftover lunch to food banks

A tweak in federal law allows schools to donate food without risk of being sued.

By Emma Brown  |  03:34 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frank wolf

 

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