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Fairfax County Public Schools

400+ FCPS students earned IB diplomas in spring

A total of 408 Fairfax County Public Schools students earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and 58 students earned the IB Career-Related Certificate during the 2020-21 school year, county school leaders announced recently. The IB Diploma Program is a two-year...

FCPS lauded by state for innovation

Fairfax County Public Schools is among five school districts across the commonwealth recognized as “School Divisions of Innovation” by the State Board of Education for designing and implementing alternatives to traditional instructional practices and school structures to improve student...

FCPS students named National Merit Semifinalists

A total of 214 students from 16 high schools from across Fairfax County Public Schools have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2022. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology has 144 semifinalists – almost...

FCPS elementary school earns Blue Ribbon status

One Fairfax County school was named among seven Virginia public schools honored as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, but the rest of Northern Virginia’s inner suburbs found themselves shut out. A total of 325...

FCPS students honored with AP accolades

Sixty-six Fairfax County Public Schools students earned the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma and an additional 23 earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate during the 2020-21 school year. The AP Capstone diploma program is a two-year effort that works...

Letter: Children are resilient and will catch up

Editor: I’m sorry, but I disagree with what I consider to be the over-concern about the year lost to COVID . I don’t think the concern is either warranted, or useful to our children. This year may have caused less...

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...

Editor’s Notebook: Place your bets on school re-closings

With Fairfax County schools in session for a week and Arlington set to open today, this past weekend brought a bevy of sports activity, including a bunch of Friday-night high-school football games, some of which got derailed when a...

SOL scores crater after year of ‘Zoom school’

The data tell the tale: Public-school students in the local area and across the commonwealth suffered academically as a result of the School Board-mandated pandemic lockdowns that kept many of them behind computer screens in “Zoom school” for much...

Editor’s Notebook: But I love to pile on!

State and local education leaders attempted to be proactively defensive, if such a thing exists, in releasing Standards of Learning scores (or SOLs) yesterday. Because long before the figures were dropped on the public, everybody knew the numbers were going...
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Yorktown runners dominate county meet

They came, they conquered and dominated, they won all of the big awards, and they gave their head coach...
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