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APS to give parents more advance notice of sexually-explicit material

Arlington School Board members on Dec. 1 are slated to approve new rules regarding the use of sexually-explicit material in classroom instruction, falling in line behind new state requirements that give local school districts no discretion in the matter. School...

Va. officials starting to push more cash toward year-round schooling

As Virginia school officials attempt to claw back from massive learning loss caused during the pandemic, the state government is putting some money into efforts to provide additional instruction all the way up to year-round schooling. Superintendent of Public Instruction...

FCPS on-time graduation dips slightly

On-time graduation among members of Fairfax County Public Schools’ Class of 2022 declined slightly from a year before, but more graduates earned advanced degrees, according to new state data. Fairfax’s Class of 2022 saw an on-time-graduation rate of 94.2 percent,...

Arlington Democrats rip Younkgin transgender-policy revisions

The Arlington County Democratic Committee on Oct. 5 formally denounced the Youngkin administration’s plan to revamp Virginia Department of Education guidelines on transgender students that had been put in place during the governorship of Ralph Northam. Committee members voted, seemingly...

No locals still in contention for Va. teacher of year

No educators from Virginia’s inner-suburb school districts will be in the running for 2023 Virginia Teacher of the Year, according to state officials. The eight regional teachers of the year have been announced by the Virginia Department of Education, with...

SOL scores up but still lagging pre-COVID levels

Academic achievement among Virginia students continues to be impacted by the residue of COVID lockdowns, and achievement gaps that long pre-date the pandemic are still in evidence, state officials said in releasing results from Standards of Learning exams and...

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...
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PHOTOS: Madison wins region football crown!

The James Madison High School football team defeated Centreville, 22-7, on Nov. 26 to become the 2022 6D North...
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