The yearly assessments for area schools under No Child Left Behind came out last week, and the news for Northern Virginia was not very positive. Despite having some of the best schools in the country (according to a recent Newsweek report); 35% failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards […]
Roots. The usual picture that comes to mind is the underground portion of a plant that draws nutrients and supports growth. But roots also can be intangible, referring to one’s basic core or origin. It was the latter definition that was in focus at the Tet:Vietnamese New Year observance at […]
The House is debating a resolution this week expressing Congress’ disapproval of the President’s escalation of over 20,000 troops. Over 36 hours of debate have been scheduled, allowing every member of the House five minutes to express their views on Iraq and the President’s surge option.
We heartily commend the Falls Church City Council for its unanimous vote Monday night to oppose, with strong language, the Marshall- Newman Amendment on the ballot in November. If the voters of the Commonwealth are effectively alerted to the wide-ranging negative consequences of this ill-conceived measure, and turn it down […]