It might seem as though there have been lots of closings related to inclement weather recently, but an unofficial poll of area school systems shows many still have days to spare for the rest of winter.
There is a need for substitute teachers at Fairfax County Public Schools, and some furloughed federal workers and contractors need money to get through the shutdown. Those two facts led to a job fair for feds willing to work with kids and make a few extra dollars in the process.
In a tweet sent out Wednesday, the Fairfax County Public School Student Union accused school leaders of discrimination for denying two male students the opportunity to be selected together as homecoming kings at Robinson Secondary School.
It occurred around the 2300 block of Dulles Station Boulevard. Fairfax County Fire and EMS responded, but the boy was later pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.
School Resource Officers in Fairfax County are beginning the year under a new agreement between the school system and police department which specifies SROs shouldn’t be involved in student discipline.
From more time on the playground for elementary students to enhanced security upgrades and a new role for student resource officers, here are a few of the changes students and parents can expect this school year.
The officers also won’t be assisting federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement in routine cases, as part of a revised memorandum of understanding between the district and county police department approved Tuesday.
Norman Achin, 50, taught at Westfield High School and West Springfield High School this past school year, and police are looking into the possibility that he might have had inappropriate contact with students.
Teachers and parents of Fairfax County Public Schools are taking a closer look at some options they hope will make schools safer.
A Fairfax County Public Schools employee who last week was charged with threatening a co-worker is facing additional charges, police said Tuesday.
Fairfax County Public Schools spokesman John Torre said that Superintendent Scott Brabrand imposed a moratorium on the use of the doors Sunday that will remain in place until further notice is provided to the schools.
Timothy Threlkeld, 40, of Manassas, Virginia was charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child while he was a shop teacher at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, Virginia.
The baseball coach of a Fairfax County high school has resigned, and police are investigating accusations that members of the baseball team were involved in hazing.
The principal at the soon-to-be renamed J.E.B. Stuart High has made public the school’s new logo for when it officially becomes Justice High.
Fairfax County Public Schools has removed a teacher from Centreville High School over how he responded to a student who declined to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.