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Education

Workshop to focus on easing return-to-school stress

The return to school often provokes myriad emotions – excitement, nervousness, anxiety – and this year is no exception. Recognizing that families may be a little more anxious than usual as the new school year kicks off, the non-profit Safe...

Langley School kicks off year with big enrollment

The Langley School in McLean began its fall classes Sept. 8 with slightly more than 500 students, its highest enrollment in more than a decade, school officials said. The private school, which serves students ranging from preschool through eighth grade,...

Va. officials planning more student testing throughout year

Students in grades 3-8 this fall will be the first to take new “growth assessments” to determine baselines for measuring individual academic progress in reading and mathematics during the school year. The new tests are mandated by legislation approved by...

Colvin Run Mill ramps up programming for Girl Scouts

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site is hosting Girl Scouts of the USA programs this fall. “Scouts will explore the worlds of history, art, science, the great outdoors, the importance of community and more,” officials said. “These are fun, education-based programs...

Library system hosts vote on best books for teens

The Fairfax County library system is asking youth to rank their favorites from a list of the top teen books of 2020. Voting will run through Sept. 19; a drawing will be held to select one respondent who will win...

AAUW fund-raiser brings in cash for scholarships

The McLean area branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) brought nearly $22,000 in support of programs for women through its recent fund-raising campaign, held in lieu of its annual used-book sale. The event featured memorabilia signed by...

FCPS makes plans for latest infusion of ‘COVID cash’

If Fairfax school leaders were leading a football-game cheer, it might go like: “Boola-boola, we’ve got the moolah.” The federal COVID moolah, that is. Fairfax School Board members have agreed on a plan to spend nearly $190 million in Elementary and...

Back-to-school effort supports families of veterans

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227 of Northern Virginia has donated a total of 90 gift cards to veterans and children of veterans in the Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) program, continuing an effort started 11 years ago. The gift...

Online program to focus on Hunter Mill Road history, people

A local historian will present a “virtual” program titled “The Story of the Historic Hunter Mill Road” on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Jim Lewis, a tour guide, expert on local history and chairman of the Hunter Mill Defense League’s...

Literacy Council celebrates successes in challenging year

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia held its 59th annual recognition ceremony on Sept. 1, honoring supporters of the organization and the students who have successfully completed work. “This year, the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia reached a milestone we...
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