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Fairfax County Advanced Academics Study Takes Shape

Published on: 
Mon, 03/04/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

The Fairfax County School Board is continuing to weigh what advanced academics mean in the system, authorizing a scope of study this week that it hopes will provide better information about how

FCPS to Explore Later Start Times for High Schools

Published on: 
Fri, 04/13/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

After hearing nine members of the community speak on the issue, the Fairfax County School Board voted 10-2 on Thursday to develop a system-wide goal of starting high schools after 8 a.m.

Fairfax school board narrowly approves budget

Published on: 
Thu, 02/16/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The Fairfax County School Board narrowly voted last week to approve a $2.4 billion spending proposal for next school year, tweaking a

Fairfax County School Board expands honors courses

Published on: 
Fri, 01/27/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

The Fairfax County School Board voted Thursday night to expand high school honors courses, reversing a policy that was championed by Superint

Editorial:Editorial: Five Suggestions for New School Board Half of the School Board members are new.

Published on: 
Thu, 12/15/2011
Media Source: 
Connection Newspapers

On Monday, Dec. 19, the newly elected members of the Fairfax County School Board will be sworn in, marking the largest number of new members at one time in memory.

Fairfax Superintendent Jack D. Dale to retire

Published on: 
Fri, 09/23/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County Superintendent Jack D. Dale, who has weathered a brutal recession and parent frustrations while steering one of the nation’s top-performing suburban school systems for seven years, said Thursday that he will retire when his contract ends in June 2013. Dissatisfaction among some parents and teachers has made Dale a lightning rod in a high-stakes school board campaign. Half of the 12 incumbents are not seeking reelection this fall.

Parents Urge Fairfax Schools To Bring Back Honors Courses

Published on: 
Thu, 04/28/2011
Media Source: 
WAMU 88.5 FM Public Radio

A group of parents wants board members to reverse course on a decision made a few years ago to eliminate some high school honors courses.

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