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FCPS chief fields questions from students at McLean forum

Salad bars? Grading policies? Snow days? Solar power at schools? Electric buses? Students asked Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) leaders about those things and more during an Oct. 19 discussion at the McLean Community Center. The McLean Citizens Association’s Education &...

Mason open house to focus on campus development in Arlington

George Mason University will hold an open house to discuss its new “Fuse” development project on the Arlington campus on Monday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Members of the development team will be on hand to discuss the...

Encore Learning marks 20 years of expanding minds

It was an initiative whose birth took its time and was not without some teething pains. But for the thousands of people who have taken classes through Encore Learning, it was a gamble that paid off with a jackpot. “Success!...

Editorial: High-caliber teachers need to put up with a lot

Another local newspaper, in writing a headline atop the Falls Church superintendent of schools’ annual back-to-school column, opted to go with “What a Fantastic Time to Be in Public Education!” Alas for the many high-quality educators who are now back...

Arlington school system almost there on staff recruitment

Arlington Public Schools is on track to have all the teachers it needs to welcome students back to classrooms later in August. With just 68 full-time vacancies, the school system’s ranks were 97.8-percent filled as of Aug. 4, Superintendent Francisco...

Group aims to connect STEM professionals with K-12 teachers

The AAAS STEM Volunteers Program is seeking volunteer professionals in STEM fields to assist K-12 teachers across the local area during the 2022-23 school year. The effort is designed for those who “care about K-12 STEM education and have...

With numbers rising, homeschool boosters hold state convention

Virginia parents who opted for a home-school alternative prior to the pandemic, and those who added to the ranks during the COVID era, have been gathering in Richmond this weekend to share ideas and camaraderie while also supporting those...

APS staffer to become a superintendent in Liberia

Of the many decisions he will have to make in his new role as a superintendent of schools, Isaac Zawolo does not have to worry about whether classes should be canceled on account of snow. Because where he’s headed, there...

Bill would make it easier to hire Va. teachers from overseas

A measure being patroned by a local legislator would make it easier for Virginia school districts to hire educators from outside the U.S. State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) has introduced a measure that would require the Virginia Board of Education...

Civil War roundtable offers scholarship

The Bull Run Civil War Round Table once again is seeking to reward a local high-school senior who exhibits a passion for American history, particularly concerning the Civil War, with a $2,000 scholarship toward their continued education. The group has...
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