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Va. education leaders talk partnerships at Marymount stop

Marymount University on July 26 hosted Virginia Secretary of Education Aimee Rogstad Guidera and Deputy Secretary of Education Sarah Huang Spota for an on-campus meeting and tour aiming to foster collaboration and strengthen involvement between the institution and the...

Good, bad news for Va. students when it comes to AP exams

Nearly 27 percent of Virginia’s 2021 public-high-school graduates demonstrated college-level achievement on at least one Advanced Placement examination, according to data by the College Board, the nonprofit organization that manages the AP program. But at the same time, there were...

Higher Va. graduation rate comes with asterisk attached

Northern Virginia school systems largely, if sometimes modestly, outperformed the state average when it came to members of the Class of 2021 graduating on time in four years. A total of 93 percent students who entered Virginia public schools four...

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...

APS shut out in quest for 2021-22 Blue Ribbon School

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 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...

Va. SAT scores up, but participation way down

While average SAT scores among members of the Class of 2021 in Virginia were up, state education officials – who released the data – were cautious about taking a victory lap. The reason? Average scores were higher, but number of...

Va. officials planning more student testing throughout year

Students in grades 3-8 this fall will be the first to take new “growth assessments” to determine baselines for measuring individual academic progress in reading and mathematics during the school year. The new tests are mandated by legislation approved by...

Editorial: SOL scores expose the tragedy of a lost year

Virginia Department of Education officials were out with 2020-21 Standards of Learning (SOLs) results last week. It was not a pretty picture. Particularly in science and math, pass rates among Virginia students cratered, sometimes as much as 30 points. In...

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...
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Vienna Post 180 team selects its 2022 MVP

As a result of his all-around versatile and productive performance, Bannon Brazell was chosen as Vienna Post 180’s Most...
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