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High school gives cheaters a second chance

A public high school in northern Virginia is reevaluating its testing policy to allow those who cheat to get a second chance.

Tags: Cliff Hardison , West Potomac High School , cheating , Test , Real World, Real Grades , Kristi King , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 09:31am EST

Fairfax Co. students say sleep is in short supply

Fairfax County students, who have been surveyed by the school system, say they don't get enough sleep. How many admit it? Ninety one percent.

Tags: sleep , Phyllis Payne , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 01:37am EDT

Merit pay for teachers: Is it worth it?

A recent nation-wide U.S. Department of Education initiative to pay some teachers based on merit has spurred a local debate on implementing the system for area public schools.

Tags: merit pay , teachers , Montgomery County Public Schools , Loudoun County Public Schools , Edgar B. Hatrick , edgar hatrick , Hank Silverberg , Paul D. Shinkman

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:14pm EDT

Fairfax Co. wrestling judge arrested for child porn

A former middle and high school wrestling judge was arrested Sunday on 10 counts of possessing child pornography, after fire officials accidentally discovered the materials in his Lorton row house earlier this summer.

Tags: Lorton , Mark Barget , Fairfax County Fire , Kristi King , Paul D. Shinkman , child pornography , wrestling ,

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 10:40am EDT

Clifton Elementary parents file lawsuit over school closure

Parents say the Fairfax County School Board exceeded its authority and violated Virginia law when it decided to shut down Clifton Elementary.

Tags: Clifton Elementary School , Kim Farrell , lawsuit , Friends of Community Schools , Hank Silverberg

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 01:41am EDT

Fairfax teacher charged with cruelty to children

According to Fairfax County Police, 33-year-old Jennah Billeter physically assaulted two boys, ages 4 and 5.

Tags: Child Protective Services , Assault , child cruelty

Monday - 08/02/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Community fights closure of Clifton Elementary

Clifton PTA President Patty Hopkins says closing the school would break up the community.

Tags: Clifton Elementary School , Patty Hopkins , Hank Silverberg

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 01:41am EDT

14 area high schools among nation's top 100

Just 6 percent of all public schools in the nation are on Newsweek's list.

Tags: Arlington County Public Schools , Falls Church City Schools , D.C. Public Schools , Montgomery County Public Schools , Jerry Weast , Ari Ashe , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 06/14/2010, 09:35am EDT

Fairfax Co. ends year-round school program

The move will save $2.7 million.

Tags: year-round school , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 04/08/2010, 11:26am EDT
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