Meeting deep into the night last week, the Fairfax County School Board rejected Superintendent Jack Dale’s recommendation that stiff fees be required in the coming fiscal year for participation in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and PSAT tests, and in athletics and other activity programs.
Our Man In Arlington
The new Arlington County Board has a full plate this year, as reflected in the statements made by the board members during its first meeting of the year on New Year’s Day.
Helen Thomas: Let’s Keep Reilgion Out Of Politics
WASHINGTON — Let’s keep religion out of the presidential campaign, if possible.
Picking Splinters: For Cinderella, It
Why does Hawaii even bother with Division I-A football? In fact, why does any program not in the SEC, Pac-10, Big Ten, Big XII, ACC or Big East?
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
Last week the Democratic-led Congress passed H.R. 1429, the “Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act,” legislation which increases the federal government’s investment in early childhood education.
Picking Splinters: Freshmen, Cinderella, Dressed for Success
And we thought that parity talk only pertained to college football.
F.C. Resident Assumes Ambassadorial Position In Congo
On October 22 William Garvelink, a longtime Falls Church resident, was sworn in as the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during a small ceremony at the State Department. The DRC, formerly Zaire, is the third largest country in Africa and […]
Preparing for stepping up its activity as this November’s election approaches, the Falls Church chapter of the League of Women Voters welcomed Nancy Tate, the executive director at the League’s U.S. headquarters in Washington, D.C., to speak at its monthly meeting last week.
The death of a child in the District of Columbia some months ago from complications of untreated tooth decay reminded us of the importance of children’s oral health.
I have no problem instilling in our young people that abstinence is the only guaranteed way to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. That’s because it is a fact. What I do have a problem with is scaring young adults with false information as a way to accomplish the […]