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Budget increases, pay raises proposed for Fairfax Co. schools

Fairfax County Public Schools are continuing to grow. Another 2,120 new students are expected to enroll next fall.

Tags: budget increase , pay raise , Fairfax County Teachers Union , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Jack Dale , Jackson Middle School , Hank Silverberg

Friday - 01/07/2011, 01:44am EST

Fairfax teachers push county for school change

As the Fairfax County School Board looks to its 2012 budget, teachers and their unions are considering ways to force change to the system they deem essential.

Tags: fairfax county , Fairfax County School Board , Fairfax County Federation of Teachers , Steven Greenburg , Michael Hairston , Fairfax Education Associationociation

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 11:01am EST

Two Va. lawmakers standing up to bullying

Va. Delegates Adam Ebbin and David Englin are proposing two bills aimed at bullying, both inside and outside of schools.

Tags: Virginia General Assembly , bullying , Adam Ebbin , David Englin , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 01:14am EST

Fairfax Co. schools to set up $10M foundation

In the midst of lean economic times and budget cuts, Fairfax County Public Schools is teaming up with a county business organization to develop a new method to raise funds.

Tags: Hank Silverberg , Jim Corcoran , Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce , Jack Dale , Tessie Wilson , Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 08:09am EST

Errors force change in way Va. schools select texts

Virginia plans to change the way textbooks are chosen after embarrassing errors turned up in a history book used in state classrooms.

Tags: textbooks , Prince William County Public Schools , Loudoun County Public Schools , Patricia Wright , Virginia State Board of Education , Ken Bassett , Five Ponds Press , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 07:30pm EST

Superintendent seeks raises for Fairfax Co. teachers

A Fairfax County schools administrator is seeking tens of millions from county coffers to give teachers a raise, which immediately received criticism from the schools governing body.

Tags: Jack D. Dale , Jack Dale , Michael Frey , Michael Hairston , Fairfax Education Association , teachers

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 08:15am EST

Fairfax Co. schools development to save $31 million

The economic recession is not bad news for everyone, as a local school district seeks to take advantage of lowered construction prices for tens of millions in new developments.

Tags: Dean Tistadt , Beth English , Pimmit Hills Alternative High School , Clifton Elementary School , Sunrise Valley Elementary School , Paul D. Shinkman , Hank Silverberg

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:52am EST

School officials face tough call on canceling classes

It was not Snowmageddon. But Thursday's bad weather did give school officials across the region a big decision: Do they open, close, delay or dismiss early?

Tags: Dean Tistadt , Prince William County Public Schools , snowmageddon , school closings , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 04:35pm EST

Gas leak causes stir at Fairfax Co. middle school

A certain something in the air caused quite a stir for a Fairfax County middle school Wednesday morning.

Tags: Gas leak , Paul Regnier , Frost Middle School

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 11:24am EST

Weast: Memo was not criticizing Fairfax schools

There's a bit of a stir over a memo sent out by Montgomery County's school superintendent that could be creating some ripples across the Potomac.

Tags: Jerry Weast , Montgomery County Public Schools , Paul Regnier , AP exams

Sunday - 12/05/2010, 03:19pm EST
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