- Fairfax County Parents Have Two Options For Reopening Schools—And A Week Left To Decide
- Jul 9, 5:37 AM: Amid concerns about a lack of clarity in reopening plans, Fairfax County Public Schools will extend the deadline for families and staff to decide between the district’s two options for the coming school year.
- LCPS survey shows that 33% of parents will likely opt for 100% distance learning
- Jun 30, 7:48 AM: More than 200 Loudoun County residents signed up to share their thoughts with the Loudoun County school board, as they consider their options for the next school year.
- Teachers in Fairfax revolt against fall plans, refusing to teach in-person
- > Jun 29, 8:26 AM: A day after one of the nation’s largest school systems announced its proposal for fall learning, teachers within Fairfax County Public Schools rose in revolt and refused to teach in-person, as the plan demands, until officials
- The coronavirus is causing more parents to look at homeschooling in the fall
- Jun 22, 6:53 AM: As schools across Virginia start to make plans to return in the fall, parents are looking at alternative education options.
- Opinion: Civil rights history tells us who loses when schools are closed
- > Jun 1, 8:46 AM: Science must guide the national debate over whether schools reopen in the fall, but history must have a voice, too. We cannot forget who pays the heaviest price when children are denied the chance to learn in person — not just now,
- Virginia investigates complaints that Fairfax’s online learning fails students with disabilities
- > May 19, 8:20 AM: The state of Virginia is investigating Fairfax County Public Schools over allegations it has failed to provide equal learning opportunities to students with disabilities during the coronavirus shutdown, as mandated by state and
- Top technology official out at Fairfax Schools, as fallout continues from online learning disaster
- Apr 23, 8:01 AM: The longtime information technology chief for Fairfax County Public Schools is out of a job days after the district’s disastrous debut of online learning, according to a letter sent to staffers.
- Fairfax temporarily cancels face-to-face video instruction, retains law firm to review botched debut
- > Apr 21, 8:04 AM: Fairfax County Public Schools is canceling face-to-face virtual instruction for now and launching an outside review of its distance learning, as a second attempt to launch online offerings sputtered Monday morning and as new
- 'We failed to properly train the staff' | Fairfax Co. schools prepare relaunch of distance learning after first run failure
- Apr 20, 6:33 AM: A district statement said distant learning will resume on Monday and they are hopeful the upgrades will be successful.
- Northam announces expansion of ‘Virtual Virginia’ to support distance learning amid school closures
- > Apr 14, 6:43 AM: Governor Ralph Northam announced a dramatic expansion of Virtual Virginia, the Virginia Department of Education’s existing online learning system, to allow every teacher in the Commonwealth to host virtual classes while schools are
- Richmond-area school districts create alternative learning plans with school buildings shuttered
- > Apr 9, 8:40 AM: After Gov. Ralph Northam on March 23 announced schools would close for the rest of the academic year, the state Education Department encouraged but did not require districts to offer distance learning. Federally mandated state
- Flexibility for federal funding approved for Virginia schools
The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has approved Virginia’s application for flexibility for the use of federal education money, which otherwise would have had to be paid back due to school closures during the coronavirus >
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- Virginia colleges give students choice for how they'll be graded with classes moved online
- Apr 1, 5:57 AM: As college students in Virginia finish the semester with classes online, universities are giving them extra flexibility for how they’ll get credit.
- Saying 'a period of sacrifice' could last months, Northam cancels rest of school year
- > Mar 24, 7:19 AM: Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday ordered all schools closed for the rest of the academic year, along with additional closings and restrictions for businesses and gatherings of more than 10 people, in an effort to combat the spread of
- Virginia doesn’t want school closures to hurt seniors’ graduation chances
- Mar 18, 6:13 AM: The Virginia Department of Education said Tuesday it is working to ensure that the extended closure of schools does not affect seniors who are scheduled to graduate in June.
- Unique Schools: Hybrid model of home school and private school is growing
- Mar 9, 7:45 AM: Onward Christian School is a hybrid model. Students are homeschooled three days a week and come to learn with other students in Madison Heights two days a week.
- Virginia Department of Education hosts literacy summit to tackle declining reading test scores
- > Feb 25, 7:31 AM: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) hosted a literacy summit in Charlottesville Monday afternoon with representatives from every school district in the state. The event featured presentations from professors at the
- Virginia public school teachers poised to gain collective bargaining rights
- Feb 19, 8:32 AM: Teachers in Virginia may soon gain the right to collectively bargain with the public school systems that employ them — signaling a historic shift for the state and a major victory for labor advocates nationwide.
- Governor’s plan to boost access to community colleges would benefit people and businesses
- Feb 5, 6:43 AM: State lawmakers have the opportunity in the next few weeks to approve a plan that could improve the lives of tens of thousands of our fellow Virginians.
- Virginia’s Misguided Attack On Online Education
- Feb 3, 9:55 AM: In his most recent proposed budget, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced his intention to end a popular college-grant program for students pursuing a degree online.