Next time you think a school district is being overly cautious about cancelling school because of bad weather, remember this: Thousands of students in Georgia and Alabama were forced to spend the night Tuesday in their schools — and some on buses — while their parents got stuck in traffic jams for more than 12 hours because a rare snowstorm dumped a few inches of snow.Read full article >>
Fairfax County supervisor Jeff McKay said he will visit more than 25 schools in upcoming weeks to get a classroom view of the fiscal challenges facing the school system.
With budget talks with the school board underway, McKay said he will visit all of the schools in his magisterial district to talk face-to-face with principals, teachers and students.Read full article >>
The field trip, once woven into the American school experience, is in decline. More than half of schools eliminated at least some planned field trips in 2010-2011, according to the American Association of School Administrators. The practice might diminish even further if we don’t do something about it.Read full article >>
Fairfax County schools educator Melissa Porfirio is among four finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year honors.
Porfirio, 39, who was earlier named the Virginia teacher of the year, has taught since 2005 at Crestwood Elementary in Springfield, where she currently serves as first grade teacher.Read full article >>