Teachers will receive salary increases and students taking advanced classes won’t have to pay testing fees under a new budget plan presented by superintendent Karen Garza late Monday to the Fairfax County school board.Read full article >>
Ten-year-old Shashi Arnold is a self-proclaimed doodler who wants to become an author and illustrator when she grows up.
In the meantime, some of her artwork might soon be available for all the world to see.Read full article >>
When Fairfax County’s school superintendent, Karen Garza, took office in July, she faced a dire outlook for fiscal 2015, with some internal projections showing a $140 million budget shortfall.
In her first months as leader of the school system, Garza often described the situation she had inherited as a “crisis.”Read full article >>
Leaders of Hospitality High, a D.C. charter school backed by some of the Washington area’s largest hotel companies, have decided to relinquish their charter to join the city’s traditional school system.Read full article >>
The White House is pushing colleges to survey their students about sex assault and other “campus climate” issues, part of a rape-prevention campaign that will include a Web site to support survivors and track enforcement, a public service announcement from President Obama, and recommendations for how to handle reported assaults.Read full article >>
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High school students in Manassas will get an extra 50 minutes of sleep next year thanks to a decision last week to move their school starting time later than that of fifth- through eighth-graders.
Studies have shown that even modest adjustments to make school bells later lead to improved health, behavior and attendance among teenagers, whose body clocks are naturally set to go to sleep later and snooze until well past sunrise. In several school districts across the country, high school start times have been moved later in the morning. Fairfax County is currently considering such a change.Read full article >>