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Gibson Consulting Group Reports 2003

Author(s): 
Gibson Consulting Group
Published on: 
Fri, 05/31/2013

Ten years ago, the Gibson Consulting Group (Austin, TX) was selected to conduct a program-level efficiency review of FCPS.  The 2003 audit reports discuss the efficiency and effectiveness of certain elements of FCPS programs and are provided below.  

Several current School Board members were highly critical of these 2003 reports when Virginia's Department of Education selected Gibson Consulting Group to perform the 2012-13 efficiency review for FCPS. Gibson Consulting Group is expected to present its 2013 efficiency review to the School Board this month.

Fairfax County online state SOL tests disrupted by technical glitches

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro, Corinne Reilly
Published on: 
Fri, 05/24/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Widespread technical glitches interrupted thousands of Fairfax County schools students taking Virginia’s standards of learning tests online Thursday.

As New School Year Approaches, Digital Learning Back in Focus

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Erica R. Hendry
Published on: 
Wed, 05/22/2013
Media Source: 
The Patch

Teachers, students and parents in Fairfax County didn't have the smoothest experience with digital learning in 2012-2013.

All Virginia students to use computers for standardized tests

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Michael Alison Chandler
Published on: 
Tue, 05/21/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

All Virginia students will have to log on to a computer to take this year’s Standards of Learning tests, making Virginia one of the only states to wholly abandon the nearly ubiquitous paper-and

Schools Add to Test Load, Just to Assess the Questions

Published on: 
Mon, 05/20/2013
Media Source: 
New York Times

As school districts across the country rush to draw up tests and lesson plans that conform to more rigorous standards, they are flocking to field tests — exams that exist solely to help testi

Lack of Sleep Blights Children's Education

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Jane O'Brien
Published on: 
Thu, 05/09/2013
Media Source: 
Other
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Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in lowering the achievement of school pupils, according to researchers carrying out international education tests.

TED Talks Education

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
PBS, Ted Gates,
Published on: 
Wed, 05/08/2013
Media Source: 
Other
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TED Talks Education

As a country, how can we better inspire our students --

Should AP Be Plan A?

Author(s): 
Zack Budryk
Published on: 
Mon, 04/29/2013

New research by a scholar affiliated with Stanford University challenges much of the conventional wisdom about the Advanced Placement (AP) program and how it affects students’ preparedness for

Editorial:New Fairfax County superintendent brings fresh thinking

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Editorial staff
Published on: 
Mon, 04/29/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

“I AM NOT a one-size-fits-all leader,” said Karen Garza, newly named

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