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Largely unnoticed, the most demanding proven program for a high school ever seen in the Disrict is applying for charter school status. The unanswered question: Can a school that requires students to pass six AP exams survive in the nation's capital?


Meeting was the first seeking public comment on discipline-related issues since the suicide of 15-year-old Nick Stuban, a well-liked football player at W.T. Woodson High School.


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As Thomas Jefferson adds help for poor English skills, some Va. parents fume (Post, March 20, 2011; 10:39 AM)

Teenager suspended from Fairfax County school over acne drug (Post, March 22, 2011; 10:18 AM)

Children of diplomats displaced by strife often caught between two worlds (Post, March 16, 2011; 11:29 AM)

Computer science programs use mobile apps to make coursework relevant (Post, March 13, 2011; 4:54 PM)

McDonnell should sign Virginia bill requiring more gym class in schools (Post, March 5, 2011; 5:47 PM)

Children of diplomats displaced by strife often caught between two worlds (Post, March 3, 2011; 7:24 PM)

Va. teen's suicide prompts Md. review of disciplinary policies (Post, February 23, 2011; 11:05 PM)

Ten Commandments' return to Va. school district depends on legal battle's outcome (Post, February 23, 2011; 9:45 PM)

Suicide turns attention to Fairfax discipline procedures (Post, February 20, 2011; 12:39 AM)

D.C. area schools show off reforms at Obama administration conference (Post, February 19, 2011; 10:06 PM)

Virginia lawmakers approve PE requirement for elementary, middle school students (Post, February 1, 2011; 7:33 PM)

Making room for Virginia's brightest in its best schools (Post, January 29, 2011; 11:45 PM)

Obama seeks to make No Child Left Behind more flexible (Post, January 26, 2011; 7:15 PM)

In Alexandria, fight over additional class time mirrors national debate (Post, January 20, 2011; 1:52 PM)

Towson University douses smoking on campus (Post, January 16, 2011; 6:04 PM)

Virginia school officials consider state guidelines to prevent sexual misconduct (Post, January 9, 2011; 9:39 PM)

Why history book mistakes can be good (Post, January 9, 2011; 6:17 PM)

Virginia schools should insist on full refund for error-ridden textbooks (Post, January 9, 2011; 12:29 AM)

Proposed bill would overhaul Va. textbook adoption process (Post, January 2, 2011; 7:06 PM)

Frustration sprouts in Montgomery County over resistance to school gardens (Post, January 1, 2011; 6:01 PM)

The plight of the high school homeless (Post, December 27, 2010; 12:00 AM)

Low-achieving Va. high school turns crisis into challenge (Post, December 26, 2010; 7:36 PM)

D.C. pilot program would fast-track high school students to two-year bachelor's (Post, December 24, 2010; 9:35 PM)

U.S. students discovering U.K. universities (Post, December 19, 2010; 6:44 PM)

Pr. George's schools head proposes budget that would freeze pay, cut middle school sports (Post, December 16, 2010; 11:03 PM)

Md.'s Towson University conquers 'graduation gap' (Post, December 12, 2010; 12:47 AM)

What happens at school stays at school: When students can't bring old tests home (Post, December 5, 2010; 6:30 PM)

High schools get more federal education aid; report says graduation rates up (Post, November 30, 2010; 7:01 PM)

Poker at Falls Church high school stirs debate (Post, November 28, 2010; 7:22 PM)

Let each high school decide how to motivate students (Post, November 21, 2010; 8:16 PM)

West Potomac High reverses grading policies (Post, November 19, 2010; 11:52 PM)

Fairfax school experiments with letting cheating students retake tests (Post, November 17, 2010; 10:34 PM)

Arlington high school teacher heads to South Pole in name of science, education (Post, November 12, 2010; 10:37 PM)

Diversity is a tough test for Thomas Jefferson High, the country's most selective school (Post, November 7, 2010; 7:13 PM)

Black, Hispanic students dwindle at elite Va. public school (Post, October 30, 2010; 6:49 PM)

Loudoun schools remove textbook over claim about black Confederate soldiers (Post, October 24, 2010; 12:05 AM)

In Loudoun, Woodgrove High dedication ceremony recalls school's difficult path:  Woodgrove High School dedication ceremony recalls difficult path (Post, October 24, 2010)

SCHOOL NOTES:  Prince William County school news (Post, October 24, 2010)

At Sugarland Elementary, language lessons are key to all learning:  Protocol emphasizes context for nonnative English speakers (Post, October 21, 2010)

Curiosity is banned at Westfield High (Post, October 17, 2010; 6:50 PM)

Great Falls Elementary's Japanese garden preserves threatened tie to culture (Post, October 16, 2010; 9:14 PM)

Study Buddies program pairs teens with children in need:  Program offers students attention, homework help, positive influences (Post, October 14, 2010)

Harpist soothes what ails patients at Woodbridge hospital:  As harpist sets tone, Sentara Potomac looks to expand program (Post, October 14, 2010)

Loudoun County elementary teacher wins Milken Educator Award:  $25,000 MILKEN AWARD WINNER First county educator to receive honor (Post, October 10, 2010)

School notes:  Prince William County school notes (Post, October 10, 2010)

School notes:  Prince William County school notes (Post, October 3, 2010)

In brief:  Prince William County news in brief (Post, October 3, 2010)

Fairfax middle school parents stand up to proposed cellphone tower (Post, October 1, 2010; 11:57 PM)

Prince William County officials clash with school system over federal funds (Post, September 21, 2010; 7:30 PM)

Guatemalan 'Oliver Twist' thrives academically in Virginia:  A surrogate family of teachers, social workers and counselors helps a teen thrive after homelessness, hunger, depression and a torturous journey from Guatemala to the Washington suburbs. (Post, September 20, 2010)

sports announcements:  Loudoun County sports announcements (Post, September 19, 2010)

SCHOOL NOTES:  Prince William County school notes (Post, September 19, 2010)

Loudoun needs 21 new schools by 2019 to meet growth, Superintendent Hatrick says (Post, September 17, 2010)

Guatemalan 'Oliver Twist' thrives academically in Virginia (Post, September 14, 2010; 11:34 AM)

Student diversity not reflected in staff:  Alexandria, Arlington working to recruit more minority teachers (Post, September 9, 2010)

Overcrowded Annandale High School makes adjustments on opening day:  Va.'s overcrowded Annandale High makes do (Post, September 8, 2010)

How D.C. schools might be affected if Rhee decides to move on:  Supporters fear erosion of gains; critics foresee continued progress (Post, September 7, 2010)

Religion classes were once a staple of Loudoun public schools (Post, September 5, 2010)

Transfers let Alexandria cap class sizes:  Transfers allow system to keep caps on class size (Post, September 2, 2010)

Two Loudoun elementary schools to share a principal:  ALDIE LEADER DOUBLES DUTIES 20-year educator adds Middleburg to schedule (Post, August 29, 2010)

sports announcements:  Loudoun County sports announcements (Post, August 22, 2010)

Area's freshmen loaded with smarts. Now they have to unload their stuff.:  Area's freshmen loaded with smarts. Now they have to unload their stuff. (Post, August 19, 2010)

sports announcements:  Loudoun County sports announcements (Post, August 15, 2010)

Retiring Herndon High teacher hopes students will carry on recycling efforts:  Spanish instructor founded recycling club at Herndon High School (Post, August 12, 2010)

Annandale parents recruited to study 'critical' school crowding:  Panel has been asked to recommend solutions for several schools (Post, August 12, 2010)

Fairfax County schools to try out online textbooks for a year:  Social studies classes at 12 campuses to use netbooks for a year (Post, August 5, 2010)

Fairfax principal apologizes for yearbook ad, stops selling weight-loss products:  Mount Vernon principal apologizes, stops selling weight-loss products (Post, July 30, 2010)

Terror suspect took his desire to belong to the extreme:  CONVERTED TO ISLAM IN HIGH SCHOOL
Old friends recall Fairfax man's rigid views
(Post, July 25, 2010)

Vienna band camp has kept Fairfax County youths in tune for more than 30 years:  Four-week camp has kept youths in tune for more than 30 years (Post, July 22, 2010)

25-year council member Randolph reflects on changed Manassas (Post, July 18, 2010)

16 Loudoun teachers serve as interns to bolster classroom lessons with actual job experience:  16 Loudoun teachers serve as interns to bolster their classroom lessons with job experience (Post, July 18, 2010)

Loudoun County news in brief (Post, July 15, 2010)

Fairfax County School Board votes to close Clifton Elementary:  Residents had fought to save only school in small Fairfax town (Post, July 9, 2010)

in brief:  Prince William County news in brief (Post, July 8, 2010)

Fort Belvoir families seek more support for children of military service members (Post, July 1, 2010)

Clifton, Va., residents put up a fight to save aging elementary school:  Fairfax officials consider closing building, point to cost of renovations (Post, June 30, 2010)

For Hite and Prince George's schools, a smooth year, for a change:  After a series of disruptions and ill feelings, system has a calm leader, officials say (Post, June 28, 2010)

Jay Mathews: Summer school is a great tool, if only more students would use it (Post, June 28, 2010)

Prince William County breaks ground on three schools:  Campuses in western county aimed at handling growth spurt (Post, June 27, 2010)

Prince William plans to build K-8 school in Nokesville (Post, June 27, 2010)

School notes:  Prince William County school notes (Post, June 27, 2010)

T.C. Williams High teacher charged with sex offense at Alexandria school:  16-year-old girl alleges improper touching at Alexandria high school (Post, June 26, 2010)

Fairfax County parents push to renovate, not demolish, Clifton Elementary:  Parents urge board to renovate, not demolish, 370-student school (Post, June 24, 2010)

school notes:  Prince William school notes (Post, June 20, 2010)

Alexandria's T.C. Williams High hustles to get off urgent-reform list:  Alexandria's high school has a lot going for it, but it still wound up on the federal government's in-need-of urgent-reform list (Post, June 18, 2010)

Community-college transfer students in Va., Md., easing into university level:  Four-year schools in area attract grads from community colleges (Post, June 17, 2010)

N.Va. Community College offers career switchers quick path to teaching (Post, June 17, 2010)

Banding together to realize their dreams:  Loudoun County teacher enlists students to help launch recording and performance career (Post, June 17, 2010)

Some educators question if whiteboards, other high-tech tools raise achievement:  Some question if gadgets truly aid achievement (Post, June 11, 2010)

Fairfax County schools target tech that helps students cheat:  Rules tightened as teachers combat new schemes (Post, June 10, 2010)

Rhee reaches high in District's 'Race to the Top' plan (Post, June 10, 2010)

Cameron Elementary principal retiring after 30 years:  After spending his life in a Title 1 school, 30-year principal is retiring from Cameron Elementary (Post, June 3, 2010)

Maryland, District join second round of Race to the Top education initiative:  Obama program provides federal aid to improve schools (Post, June 2, 2010)

Proposal for day-laborer site brings a national debate to Centreville:  Proposal for trailer to serve day laborers raises neighbors' fears (Post, June 1, 2010)

New era and president for St. Mary's College of Maryland:  Incoming president calls it an untapped national model (Post, May 31, 2010)

Sports announcements:  Prince William County sports announcements (Post, May 30, 2010)

Fairfax teacher found not guilty of molesting student (Post, May 28, 2010)

Fairfax teacher found not guilty of molesting girl (Post, May 27, 2010; 2:19 PM)

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