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Mason celebrates successes of 5,000 winter graduates

Students from 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 63 different countries comprised the more than 5,000 graduates who completed another phase of life’s journey during George Mason University’s winter commencement exercises. “You will have failures. Learn from...

Fairfax moves forward with speed-camera pilot

Fairfax County police next year will implement a six-month-long pilot program to use speed-monitoring cameras at some work and school-crossing zones. “We’re doing this to increase safety for some of our most vulnerable road users – that would be schoolchildren...

FCPS settles with feds over learning loss during pandemic

While admitting no wrongdoing, the Fairfax County school system has agreed to resolve outstanding issue following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, related to providing special-education services during the COVID era. As part of...

FCPS preps its winter-weather plan

Fairfax County Public Schools will use five built-in snows days before moving to online instruction should inclement weather strike the region significantly during the winter months. As was the case a year ago, five days have been built into the...

Student-run show to feature tales of macabre, with some comedy

Saxon Stage After Hours -- Langley High School's student-run production group -- will present "Gravediggers" on Saturday, Dec. 10 with performances at 3 and 6:30 p.m. at the high school. The original dark comedy, written and directed by Tess Jannery-Barney,...

Cricket field could be coming to Mason Fairfax campus

A field to host professional cricket matches on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University could be in place by 2025 as part of a plan unveiled Nov. 30. Major League Cricket (MLC) and its Washington, D.C.-based investor Sanjay Govil...

Fairfax planners recommend expansion of Mosaic Elementary

Plans to expand and renovate Mosaic Elementary School in Oakton – and bump up its student capacity by a wee tad – received the Fairfax County Planning Commission’s unanimous recommendation Nov. 14. The existing 69,635-square-foot school was built in 1964...

Mason alumnus returning to give commencement address

A George Mason University alumnus who went on to make his mark in higher education will return to serve as speaker at the university’s winter commencement, slated for Dec. 15. Gregory Fowler earned a master’s degree in English at Mason...

Man faces charges in crash that killed motorcyclist

Authorities have charged a 79-year-old Fairfax man in connection with an Oct. 25 collision in Fair Oaks that killed a motorcyclist, Fairfax County police said Nov. 22. According to police, Mazher Rajput was driving a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee in...

CAPPIES: Oakton flips ‘Peter Pan’ story, focuses on Wendy

What happens when the damsel in distress becomes the hero? Oakton High School answered this question by beautifully capturing Wendy Darling’s side of the story in its production of “Wendy and Peter Pan.”
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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