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Candidates: Arlington teaching ranks should better reflect diversity

Arlington’s public-school leaders may tout the 27,000-student district for its wide range of diverse students. But can anything be done to broaden diversity among the staff? The issue was one of the key themes during an Oct. 15 online roundtable,...

Editor’s Notebook: ‘Competency exams’? That’s just crazy talk!

Read enough past editions of local newspapers and you will reach in inescapable conclusion that there’s really nothing new under the sun. Names change, but the issues do not. Consider the Oct. 7, 1978, edition of the Northern Virginia Sun,...

Letter: Youngkin, right-wing GOP to blame for teacher woes

Editor: Your recent editorial included a cheap attack on teacher unions and failed to mention the guilty culprit – Gov. Youngkin and right-wing Republican attacks on teachers and public schools that are dire and harmful. Teacher unions exist to...

Editor’s Notebook: Someone more delusional than Liz Cheney or Larry Hogan

Nope, neither of those two elected officials referenced in the headline are going to be president (or event politically relevant) in coming years, but today’s delusion-of-the-day award goes to the headline-writer for a neighboring newspaper who put “What a...

Fairfax superintendent: We’re 97% staffed up for fall

Faced with a national exodus of public-school educators, Fairfax County’s new superintendent of schools says she believes the county school system – Virginia’s largest – will be fully, or nearly fully, staffed up when classes begin in late August. “Our...

Favola bill on teacher licensure wins signature of governor

It took a long and somewhat winding road to get to his desk, but Gov. Youngkin has signed a measure related to licensure of teachers from outside the U.S., patroned by state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun). The measure requires the...

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...

Grant funds will target retention of special-ed teachers

State education officials are hoping to use additional federal grant funding to stem the tide of public-school special-education teachers departing their jobs. Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced Aug. 17 that the Virginia Department of Education has received...

Community Foundation offering STEM teacher fellowships

The Arlington Community Foundation has opened its annual STEM Workforce Development Teacher Fellowship program, which provides Arlington Public Schools’ teachers with opportunities to learn about workplace needs in STEM . The funding helps teachers “use the experience to enhance student...
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