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Format: 2014-04-17

For students with disabilities, discipline issues take toll

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Wed, 07/17/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Julie Landry admits that her 8-year-old son, a rising third-grader in Fairfax County, is rambunctious, but she insists that he isn’t a troublemaker.

Interview with new superintendent Dr. Karen Garza, who shares her first impressions of FCPS

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
FCPS media release
Published on: 
Wed, 07/17/2013
Media Source: 
FCPS Media Release

Fairfax schools deputy superintendent to retire in January

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Fri, 07/12/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County schools deputy superintendent Richard Moniuszko will retire in January to join the George Mason University faculty as a full-time education professor, he said in an interview on

Fairfax County schools fall behind on renovations, lack adequate space for bus fleet, report says

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro
Published on: 
Thu, 07/11/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County’s ageing schools are going years without mandated renovations, the system has run out of places to park the 1,5oo school buses in its fleet, and the custodians responsible for k

New Leader at Robinson’s Helm

Published on: 
Tue, 07/09/2013
Media Source: 
Connection Newspapers

There’s a new person at the helm of Robinson Secondary School—one well equipped for the job.

Marshall Academy to Focus on STEM Education

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Rachel Hatzipanagos.Erica R. Hendry
Published on: 
Mon, 07/08/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

Marshall Academy will transform into a Governor’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) focused program starting in 2014.  Administrators at 

Va. attorney general says Loudoun can’t pay for TJ school’s renovation

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro, Michael Alison Chandler
Published on: 
Wed, 07/03/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

A Fairfax County schools plan to have neighboring districts, including Loudoun County, help pay for a $90 million renovation of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology might be

Inside Scoop With Bettina Lawton; Guests: Sandy Evans & Elizabeth Schultz

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Bettina Lawton
Published on: 
Mon, 07/01/2013
Media Source: 
Other
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Speak Out: Digital Learning in Fairfax County Public Schools

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Greg Hambrick,Jessie Biele, Erica Hendry
Published on: 
Mon, 07/01/2013
Media Source: 
Connection Newspapers

This week, Fairfax County Public Schools posted anonymous comments from parents and community members on its Facebook page to help draw even more feedback.

Fairfax Superintendent Karen Garza Sworn In

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
James Cullum
Published on: 
Fri, 06/28/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

The Fairfax County Schools system’s new superintendent Karen Garza was sworn in Thursday afternoon. 

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