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Fairfax County Schools

Collaboration - Not for the Faint of Heart

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 07.23.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

These days the education world is talking a lot about collaboration, which is widely acknowledged to be a key to improving education for all kids. And yet I just heard still another story of teachers refusing to meet with colleagues during planning time -- that is, to collaborate. What gives?

Fairfax Teachers Say They Will 'Cheat' On New Evaluations

Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

Teachers in Fairfax County, Va. say they are so confused and overwhelmed by the new system of teacher evaluations that they will resort to cheating, t...

Joy Resmovits

Can Sleeping Improve School Performance? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.03.2012 | Education

In high school, Melissa Edwards woke up at 6:30 a.m. to catch a bus. It was dark, she was tired and the school's 7:15 a.m. morning bell forced the St....

Why The Simple School Lunch Burger Patty Has 26 Ingredients

Posted 04.06.2012 | Education

The school burger has gotten more than its share of the spotlight lately as parents set off a media firestorm in a rally to remove the controversial, ...

Why Affluent Parents Are Keeping Their Kids In Lower-Rated and Poor Schools

The Washington Post | Jay Matthews | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

For many years, families in the tree-filled Wakefield Chapel neighborhood of Fairfax County heard experts predict the school system would eventually m...

In Virginia, Public Schools Turn To Businesses To Keep Them Afloat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As public schools across the country struggle with finances, school districts are looking more and more to the private sector for help. In Fairfax Cou...