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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

13-year-old gets perfect 800 on math portion of SAT

Rushil Kukreja, a McLean resident who just turned 13, took the SAT for the first time in June and earned a perfect score of 800 in the math section and a 740 in reading and writing, for a total...

Local students tapped as Presidential Scholars

Benjamin Choi of McLean, a senior at the Potomac School, and Helen Dunn, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, are among 161 students from across the nation, and two of five from across Virginia,...

CAPPIES: Energy, talent fuel TJ production

A girl, far smarter than her family, is stuck in a school run by a violent and vengeful headmistress. Yet she manages to influence her school, her teacher, and her flawless ensemble of classmates.

Editorial: FCPS tells a whopper

As any 5-year-old can tell you, if you’re going to tell an implausible fib, swing for the fences and hope somebody believes you, or at least credits your audaciousness. Fairfax County Public Schools officials took that to heart last week...

Letter: There are ways to achieve diversity, at TJ and elsewhere

Editor: Anyone who thinks an entry examination to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology is fair – diversity be damned – isn’t thinking very deeply about the subject. The myth that “cream rises to the top” is one...

Letter: Court ruling on TJ was win for parents, students, community

Editor: I completely agree with the Sun Gazette’s opinion . My son is a first-grader who attends a Fairfax County public achool. I have no idea years from now whether my child will have the aptitude or the interest in...

Update: Local legislators split on TJ-admissions bill

The General Assembly has gone on record opposing discrimination in admissions practices at Virginia’s elite Governor’s Schools, although supporters of the measure accepted a somewhat watered-down version compared to what originally was proposed.

Legislators prime anti-discrimination measure aimed at TJ

The General Assembly seems primed to go on record opposing discrimination in admissions practices at Virginia’s elite Governor’s Schools, although supporters of the measure may have to accept a watered-down version compared to what originally was proposed. The state Senate...

Editorial: TJ court ruling was victory for fairness

It seems we in Sun Gazette-land have been proved right now that a federal judge has overturned Fairfax County’s affirmative-action admissions policy for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, which impacted all participating jurisdictions, including Arlington. Apparently Fairfax...

Letter: Time to add more Governor’s Schools?

Editor: Your recent editorial on Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Techology asks school leaders across Northern Virginia to “work to ensure that all students, starting in elementary school, have the tools they require for maximum success,...
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