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Virginia Schools Insider: April, 2012

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Virginia’s NCLB waiver request needs work, says Education Department

To opt out of key parts of No Child Left Behind, Virginia must beef up its accountability plan, government says.

By Emma Brown  |  09:17 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  no child left behind

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Alexandria adult ed testing investigation: Federal funds frozen while probe continues

Va. Department of Education officials have suspended the program’s federal funds while they investigate testing irregularities.

By Emma Brown  |  04:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alexandria city public schools, Education

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Proposed Fairfax charter school wins state endorsement

Now the proposal will be considered by the local School Board, which under state law has ultimate authority to approve or deny charter applications.

By Emma Brown  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, charter schools

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Loudoun School Board adopts budget

The Loudoun County School Board has adopted an $809 million operating budget for fiscal 2013.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:46 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Budget outlook bleaker for Fairfax schools

The School Board, which will likely get fewer county dollars than it had hoped for, has tough choices to make before it finalizes next year’s budget in May.

By Emma Brown  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county public schools, budget

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Fairfax releases TJ admissions data

Diversity continues to be a source of debate at the elite Fairfax magnet school. Asian students make up two-thirds of the incoming freshmen class; black students, less than 2 percent.

By Emma Brown  |  06:11 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  thomas jefferson high school for science and technology, fairfax county public schools

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Virginia’s new high school graduation requirement: One online course

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has signed a law requiring Virginia high school students to take at least one virtual course to graduate.

By Emma Brown  |  04:19 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/04/2012

New York firm publishes test-prep book for TJ entrance exam

Next week, the firm will release the first workbook aimed specifically at preparing students for the entrance exam to Fairfax County’s elite science and math high school.

By Emma Brown  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  thomas jefferson high school for science and technology

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Virginia enters new partnership with French schools

The agreement encourages schools in both countries to find ways to work and learn together — both in person and virtually.

By Emma Brown  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Alexandria adult education program under investigation

Virginia education officials have discovered testing irregularities that threaten the program’s funding and leave Superintendent Mort Sherman facing another controversy.

By Emma Brown  |  10:15 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alexandria city public schools


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