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Virginia Schools Insider: May, 2012

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Fairfax school board approves budget

Teachers will get a raise and families will no longer be required to pay $100-a-sport athletic fees.

By Emma Brown  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, fairfax public schools budget, fcps budget, fairfax schools budget

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Wolftrap Elementary alum donates $800K in honor of beloved teacher Candace Leyton

A Wolftrap Elementary alum donates in honor of a beloved teacher who changed his life.

By Emma Brown  |  05:09 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Justin Bieber invites Virginia girl to Billboard Music Awards (Video)

A high school senior who campaigned to bring Bieber to her prom received a surprise invitation.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Justin Bieber

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Virginia’s new math tests: Can you hack them?

By Emma Brown  |  09:24 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Fairfax teacher pay, retirement benefits are key issues in school budget debate

Teacher pay and retirement benefits are a key multi-million dollar issue in the Fairfax school budget debate.

By Emma Brown  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Stone Bridge High School in Loudoun ranked 10th best in Virginia

Stone Bridge High School was ranked the 10th best high school in Virginia by U.S. News and World Report.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Fairfax group honors high school graduates headed into the military

Dozens of high school seniors were honored Wednesday for their commitment to enlist in the military after graduation.

By Emma Brown  |  08:03 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/09/2012

K12 Inc., Virginia-based virtual schools operator, reports third quarter growth

Herndon-based K12 Inc. continues to grow despite questions about whether its full-time online schools are good for students and taxpayers.

By Emma Brown  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virtual schools

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Judge orders parties into mediation over Ten Commandments in schools

At issue is whether the posting in a high school in Giles County violates the constitutionally guaranteed separation of church and state.

By Emma Brown  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/07/2012

‘No Child’ waivers: Feds scrutinize Virginia, Maryland, D.C. plans

Federal officials give feedback to Virginia, Maryland and the District on applications for relief from No Child Left Behind law.

By Emma Brown  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/03/2012

UPDATE: Trial of Loudoun parents for too many tardies is postponed

The case has sparked debate over whether parents should be prosecuted when their kids often arrive late to school.

By Emma Brown  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  loudoun county public schools, Loudoun County

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Doodle 4 Google: Alexandria student is Virginia winner and national finalist

Who gets to dream up the Doodles that appear on Google’s home page? One of them could be Eileen Powell, an Alexandria fifth-grader.

By Emma Brown  |  05:49 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alexandria city public schools

 

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