An auditorium full of first-time voters had a chance to interview some of Virginia’s candidates for elected office Wednesday at Wakefield High School.
The Arlington County teens, mostly seniors looking forward to casting their first ballots in the general election on Nov. 5, questioned the candidates about their stances on same-sex marriage, immigration and reforming the state Standards of Learning tests.Read full article >>
The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, has implications for U.S. school systems, which collectively employ more than 6 million people. A new report was released on Wednesday providing advice to school districts about how they are affected by the decision. It was issued by the National School Boards Association in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Association of School Administrators.Read full article >>
Loudoun County Public Schools is investigating a series of complaints filed by teachers at Loudoun Valley High School against Principal Sue Ross and other top administrators at the school, Loudoun schools officials confirmed Tuesday.Read full article >>
Annual Conference highlights -- A walk through baseball heaven: A special tour and reception at Busch Stadium
Dozens of pint-sized zombies descended on downtown Washington on Wednesday afternoon, drawing a crowd of smiling passersby with their Halloween-appropriate rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Charmaine McDuffie grinned as she walked past the performance on Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion. “They are so cute!” said McDuffie, who works down the street at the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s nice, she said, “to see kids doing some positive stuff.”Read full article >>