2024-05-26 11:50 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Pimmit Hill Sets & Meets High Goals for State Exams

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Amid diverse cultures and backgrounds, the student body at Pimmit Hill Alternative High School share at least one thing in common: success on the most recent round of Virginia Standards of Learning, or SOL, exams.

EdOptions Prepares to Make Falls Church Home

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Slated to set up his Virginia headquarters in the City of Falls Church by 2009, Thomas Sawner, Chief Officer of Educational Options, Inc., best known as EdOptions, looks forward to building “a long relationship” with the Falls Church community.

Falls Church School News & Notes

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Fairfax County Schools Introduces eCART Resource for Teachers Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is introducing eCART (Electronic Curriculum Assessment Resource Tool), a web-based resource that allows teachers to align curriculum, assessment and instruction to improve student achievement, in the school system for the 2008-09 school year.

School News and Notes

Fox mill elementary second grade students from a Japanese Immersion class, taught by Lear Sensei and Mrs. McCarthy, recite the pledge of allegiance, which was recorded for use on WMZQ-FM radio to be used following the 6:55 a.m. newscast. (Photo: Linda Roberts)

School News and Notes

On Thursday, Dec. 6, Hope, Kassandra (14), Matt (9) and Chris David volunteered at Glen Forest Elementary School to help deliver backpacks to all students during Volunteer Fairfax’s “A Celebration of Giving and Sharing.” (Photo: Tonya McCreary)

F.C. Budget Squeeze Hit Early With Teacher Salary Pressure

Even prior to the New Year, the Falls Church City Council and School Board got a glimpse at how tough it will be to hold the line on their upcoming budgets this week. The chairman of the schools’ Professional Employees Advisory Committee dropped a bombshell on the School Board Tuesday, revealing recommendations adopted by his […]

School News and Notes

Linda J. Gammon , the band director at Carson Middle School, displays the Virginia Music Educator of the Year Award she received from the Virginia Music Educators Association. (Photo: Courtesy Linda J. Gammon)

Editorial:

We were delighted to hear the glowing report given by Falls Church Vice Mayor Lindy Hockenberry about the nine apartments designated as “teacher workforce housing” at the new Read Building on West Broad Street. In the proverbial nick of time, on the eve of the start of the new school year last week, final occupancy […]

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

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 under the education law.