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Va. Supreme Court upholds decision to close Clifton Elementary

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld the decision by the Fairfax County School Board to close Clifton Elementary School.

Tags: Supreme Court of Virginia , Clifton Elementary School ,

Saturday - 06/04/2011, 10:43am EDT

Task force to look into Va.'s 'zero tolerance' policy

With mounting complaints from parents and school boards taking too long to hold disciplinary hearings, there's a new push to change Virginia's so-called "zero tolerance" disciplinary code.

Tags: zero tolerance , Fairfax County Public Schools , Kaye Kory , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 09:21pm EDT

'Zero Tolerance' rule irks parents, ties up school board

Parents don't dispute that their children should be punished for school infractions, but some say the current rules for drugs are "archaic."

Tags: Chantilly , Westfields High School , Fairfax County Public Schools , Kathy Smith , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:10am EDT

Fairfax school officials in court over Clifton decision

The Fairfax County school system went on trial Wednesday after being accused of violating the state's open meetings law and the public's right to know.

Tags: Fairfax County Circuit Court , Clifton Elementary School , lawsuit , open meetings law , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 04:24pm 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 Public Schools , Fairfax County Federation of Teachers , Steven Greenburg , Michael Hairston , Fairfax Education Associationociation

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

Clifton parents may take school case to Va. Supreme Court

Now that a Fairfax County judge has ruled the Fairfax County school board decision to close Clifton Elementary School is not "arbitrary and capricious," the future of the school could be decided by Virginia's highest court.

Tags: Clifton , Clifton Elementary School ,

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 12:38pm EST

Clifton Elementary School to close

Clifton residents say they are devastated by the decision.

Tags: Clifton , Clifton Elementary School , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 07/09/2010, 08:41am EDT