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Virginia Schools Insider: January, 2012

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Michelle Obama and Rachael Ray visit Fairfax school to announce new school-lunch regulations

Michelle Obama stops by Parklawn Elementary to announce new federal rules for school lunches.

By Emma Brown  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, rachael ray

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Fairfax board appears likely to reinstate high-school honors courses

The new Fairfax County School Board appears likely to reinstate several English and social-studies honors courses in 2012-2013.

By Emma Brown  |  11:53 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, honors

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Custodian pay raises, new computers and other Fairfax budget details

Here’s a full rundown of how Fairfax schools chief Jack D. Dale wants to spend an extra $202 million next year.

By Emma Brown  |  09:33 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Fairfax City schools chief will retire in June

As schools chief since 2007, Monday has largely been responsible for managing the system’s relationship with Fairfax County.

By Emma Brown  |  02:43 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 01/09/2012

McDonnell proposes repealing ‘Kings Dominion law,’ teacher tenure in schools plan

If the governor prevails, teachers will lose tenure, school boards will be able to set their own calendars and students will be required to take one online course.

By Emma Brown  |  05:13 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Fairfax residents get chance to weigh-in on school system capital improvement plan

The new school board takes the dais for the first time to hear public comment on a five-year plan for school construction and renovation.

By Emma Brown  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/06/2012

More Fairfax students taking AP, IB exams

Fairfax has nudged more students to take rigorous courses in part by eliminating certain honors-level courses — a policy that some board members want to revisit.

By Emma Brown  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Six Loudoun middle schoolers caught for drinking

Six Loudoun County middle school students were caught at school under the influence of alcohol Thursday.

By Emma Brown  |  09:37 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Virginia first-grader Ammaria Johnson dies after allergic reaction

A Virginia first-grader died Monday after suffering an allergic reaction at school, prompting questions about how schools handle students with serious allergies.

By Emma Brown  |  05:23 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Parents voice frustration with conditions at crumbling Falls Church High

By Emma Brown  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/03/2012

New online publication covers Virginia education

An educator with a day job has launched a Web site to cover the ins and outs of Virginia school policy.

By Emma Brown  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media

 

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