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Efforts falter to require schools to provide in-person options
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Sep 15, 7:55 AM: An effort to require Virginia school districts provide in-person classes to students with poor internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic is most likely dead.
To keep bus drivers on the payroll, Fairfax County Public Schools directs some to drive empty buses along old routes
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Sep 11, 9:08 AM: In some places, drivers have been tasked with delivering school meals to families. In others, they are distributing technology and devices. Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia, however, has another solution >
Parents of Grade 8 and 9 students want more options
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Sep 4, 6:08 AM: A group of Richmond parents whose children are in Grades 8 and 9 are anxiously waiting to hear back from the Richmond School District after submitting a petition with 116 signatures demanding more online learning options >
Richmond-area private schools saw spike in applications this summer, but had no room to add students
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Aug 31, 5:52 AM: Many of those calls were from parents of children in public school divisions simply looking for in-person options. Despite the interest, “we didn’t change our enrollment,” said Frank, noting that school will open Monday >
Opinion: The coronavirus shows that Virginians need real school choice
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Aug 25, 8:09 AM: Virginia students, who once carried backpacks and lunch pails every day, should carry their per-pupil funding, too. It’s an issue I’ve been fighting for and am honored to be working with Del. John J. McGuire III >
Arlington diocese launches online-only Catholic school
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Aug 17, 4:41 AM: The Diocese of Arlington is launching a new virtual school for families who want a Catholic education but are worried about sending their children back to in-person classes this September as the country still comes to >
Fairfax County Public Schools condemn “tutor pods” during virtual school year
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Aug 14, 7:01 AM: The Fairfax County Public School system announced that they are against the new concept of “tutor pods” that is becoming prevalent around the country.
'Pod learning': As schools go virtual, Fairfax moms start group to help parents & students
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Jul 30, 7:09 AM: As families across Fairfax County scramble ahead of the upcoming school year which will be 100 percent online, two Fairfax County moms are volunteering their time to provide a solution.
Opinion: The Opportunity Agenda: K-12 Vouchers
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Jul 17, 6:34 AM: The fastest, quickest, most sure-fire way to eliminate “structural racism” in Virginia’s public education system is to empower parents financially to find alternatives to failing public schools. >
Norfolk students won’t likely be in the classroom this fall, school leaders say
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Jul 16, 6:14 AM: As Norfolk set a record high for new coronavirus cases Wednesday, School Board members said they think the fall semester should start virtually for all students.
Arlington Public Schools switches to remote learning for fall, reversing course
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Jul 15, 7:17 AM: In a surprise move, Arlington Public Schools is scrapping a plan to offer in-person and virtual learning this fall and will instead require its 28,000 students to start the school year 100 percent online.
Fairfax County Parents Have Two Options For Reopening Schools—And A Week Left To Decide
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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
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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
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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 >
The coronavirus is causing more parents to look at homeschooling in the fall
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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
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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 >
Virginia investigates complaints that Fairfax’s online learning fails students with disabilities
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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 >
Top technology official out at Fairfax Schools, as fallout continues from online learning disaster
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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
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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 >
'We failed to properly train the staff' | Fairfax Co. schools prepare relaunch of distance learning after first run failure
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Apr 20, 6:33 AM: A district statement said distant learning will resume on Monday and they are hopeful the upgrades will be successful.

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