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Police: Special-education teacher charged with assaulting student

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad of the Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes Bureau have arrested a George C. Marshall High School special-education teacher on two counts of simple assault of a special needs student, police said Dec....

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...

Editorial: MCA does right thing looking at school enrollment

“There ain’t no good guy. There ain’t no bad guy. There’s only you and me, and we just disagree.” Therewith another 1970s song lyric that has relevance all these decades later. Based on our coverage last week, the McLean Citizens...

FCPS schools lauded for commitment to military families

Forty Fairfax County public schools have been recognized by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children as 2022 “Purple Star Schools.” The designation is awarded to military-friendly schools...

Editorial: Make year-round school a viable option

Editorial: Make year-round school a viable option Faithful readers will recall that, a week ago, this space gave a degree of praise to new(ish) Fairfax Superintendent Michelle Reid for calling out the elephant in the room during a forum in...

MCA voices alarm over future school crowding

Some McLean-area schools may become even more overcrowded because of Tysons developments and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) should use a variety of tools to offset those impacts, according to a McLean Citizens Association (MCA) report presented Nov. 2. FCPS...

Editorial: New superintendent identifies key problem

Consider this quote from new(ish) Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Michelle Reid, at a forum last week sponsored by the McLean Citizens Association. “The current model we have on comprehensive schools is 130 years old and it hasn’t changed much,”...

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 &...

Editorial: Will School Boards join Fauci and admit school shutdowns a mistake?

Type in the phrase “cover your backside” on the Internet and we’d guess that a photo of the sainted-by-some-reviled-by-others Dr. Anthony Fauci will pop up. In his decades as a bureaucratic infighter, he’s learned to take credit when things...

Local principal lauded for boosting student achievement

Mosaic Elementary School principal Mahri Aste has been recognized nationally by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a recipient of the 2022 Terrell H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding school leaders and the vital role...
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Commentary: High-school athletic Twitter sites are must reads

Regularly reading and following local high-school athletic Twitter sites is must-see stuff for those interested in keeping up with...
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