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Virginia Schools Insider: April, 2012

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 04/01/2012

Fairfax reopens debate over high school start times

School board reopens debate over starting classes later so teenage students can get more sleep.

By Emma Brown  |  10:41 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Former Annandale HS student arrested for bomb threat

Fairfax County police arrested a teen suspected of making a bomb threat that closed Annandale High for nearly three hours Friday and snarled bus transport for 18 other schools.

By Emma Brown  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Annandale HS reopens after bomb threat

A bomb threat closed Fairfax County’s Annandale High School for nearly three hours Friday morning and interrupted bus transportation for 18 elementary schools.

By Emma Brown  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Pr. William School Board passes budget with controversial contract extension

School Board member Covington breaks impasse as budget passes; board questioned for putting contract hours provision into budget motion.

By Jeremy Borden  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Prince William’s deadlocked school board seeks to pass budget

The board, at an impasse on the budget, will try to decide tonight how to get teachers a “step” raise, which increases salaries based on experience and other factors.

By Jeremy Borden  |  05:50 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince William County, Education

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Fairfax considers ending school year early

This winter’s mild weather has ushered in early cherry blossoms, an early allergy season and maybe — for kids in Fairfax County — an early summer vacation.

By Emma Brown  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Fairfax teacher assigned students to do opposition research against GOP candidates, report says

A Fairfax teacher assigned students to conduct opposition research against GOP presidential candidates and send findings to the Obama campaign, the Daily Caller reports.

By Emma Brown  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Virginia, Education, presidential election

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Fairfax teacher placed on leave

A Fairfax County teacher accused of racially insensitive behavior has been placed on paid administrative leave.

By Emma Brown  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Alexandria School Board stands behind superintendent

The Alexandria School Board last night stood behind Superintendent Morton Sherman, despite an audit report that called the system’s financial oversight “dysfunctional.”

By Patricia Sullivan  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/14/2012

6-year-old from Prince William wins spot at Scripps Spelling Bee competition

Lori Anne Madison, who is home-schooled, is believed to be the youngest to gain entry to the competition.

By Jeremy Borden  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Kerry Donley calls for resignation of Alexandria Superintendent Morton Sherman

Vice Mayor Kerry Donley on Tuesday called for the resignation of Superintendent Morton Sherman.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alexandria schools

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Loudoun parents go to court for too many tardies

Parents of children who have often been late to school will be tried Wednesday for a crime they contend doesn’t exist under Virginia law: too many tardies.

By Emma Brown  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  loudoun county public schools

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Christian legal group sues Fairfax schools over service-learning policy

The group says the Thomas Jefferson’s National Honor Society chapter refused to accept church-related community work to gain membership.

By Emma Brown  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Fairfax School Board asks Montgomery for advice on superintendent search

Fairfax and Montgomery counties set aside their rivalry Monday when Fairfax School Board members asked their Montgomery counterparts to share tips on finding a new schools chief.

By Emma Brown  |  06:37 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county school board

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Audit blasts Alexandria schools management as ‘dysfunctional’

The Alexandria school system’s management of its capital improvement budget is “dysfunctional,” an independent audit says.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Alexandria schools, Education

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Virginia teacher tenure bill dies in GOP-led Senate

After delaying a decision on the contentious bill for eight straight days, the Senate voted 23 to 17 to send it back to committee, effectively killing it for the year.

By Emma Brown  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virginia general assembly, teacher tenure

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Fairfax mother has led push to recognize high school seniors who enlist in the military

Zinser has been the force behind a campaign to require Fairfax County high schools to honor enlistees during commencement.

By Emma Brown  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Alexandria schools Deputy Supt. Margaret Byess resigns

Deputy Superintendent Margaret Byess, who oversees capital improvements, has resigned, effective May 25.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Loudoun mother fined for too many tardies

The Purcellville woman is guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and must pay $6,000.

By Emma Brown  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  loudoun county public schools

 

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