Education

Subscribe

Focus on Domestic Violence

Domestic violence shelters and awareness organizations are hoping to build on the response they’ve seen since the Ray Rice abuse case escalated in a very public way.

Tease photo

Police Investigating Death of Robinson Sophomore

Family, friends, school community mourn Brooke Buesking.

The Robinson community is coping with the loss of sophomore Brooke Buesking. On Oct. 15 Fairfax County Police found her body close to train tracks by Sideburn and New Guinea Roads, the Burke area where they’d gotten a report of someone being hit by a train.

Afterschool Programs

Great for children, working parents and the community.

A timely report hit the streets last week that zeros in on the powerful impact of after-school hours on children, parents and communities.

Tease photo

‘The President’s Own’ Perform in McLean

The President’s Own” United States Marine String Quartet performed to an enthusiastic audience of fourth through sixth graders and their teachers at Churchill Road Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Fairfax Education Summit to Be Held on Oct. 25

The Fairfax County School Board will host Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) fifth annual Education Summit, Mapping Your Student’s Unique Journey: Explore the Many Choices in Fairfax County Public Schools, on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 a.m. at Edison High School.

Tease photo

FCPS Audit Committee Grows, New Positions Added

Auditor general will be hired to expand audit activities.

The school system’s audit committee is growing. The Fairfax County School Board agreed to add another school board member to the committee and add an auditor general position to the budget at their Oct. 9 meeting.

One Month Missing

Search for Hannah Graham continues.

Over 30 days after second-year UVA student and West Potomac alumna Hannah Graham was last seen on a surveillance tape in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Charlottesville police and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management are continuing their search.

Westfield Senior Is Citizen of Year

Westfield High senior Carolina Sosa is the Centreville Day Citizen of the Year for 2014. She was honored by the Centreville Day Planning Committee at the Oct. 11 festivities.

Tease photo

‘Hands-On History’

Students participate in E.C. Lawrence archaeological dig.

Area students got to be part of history recently when they participated in an archaeological dig to find the remains of a home from the 1800s in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Centreville.

Tease photo

Foot Action

Burke schools participate in National Walk to School Day

The “kiss and ride” lane of cars dropping off students was noticeably sparse at Cherry Run Elementary School. Principal Mark Bibbee said they average between 70 and 80 cars a day. On National Walk to School Day, Oct. 8, he counted just 25. His students and parents were pounding the pavement.

Tease photo

The Private School Admissions Process

Local educators offer insider tips on how to select and get a child admitted to the perfect school.

While this school year might still feel new, some parents are already thinking next fall. Or if they’re not, they should be. For parents who are considering sending their children to one of the area’s private schools for the 2015-2016 school year, the application process should be underway.

Buzz Aldrin Elementary Named a National PTA School of Excellence

National PTA has recognized Buzz Aldrin Elementary School and the Buzz Aldrin Elementary School PTA as a National PTA School of Excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships.

Tease photo

Experiencing Life with Special Needs

Potomac school program teaches empathy and acceptance.

A classmate led Sophia Collins across the gym floor during a physical education class at Wayside Elementary School in Potomac last week. Sophia tried to pick up a golf ball and put it in a cup. This may sound like an overly simple task for a first grade student, but Sophia needed help because she couldn’t see.

Exceptional Schools Fair

Event provides information for parents of special needs children.

Parents of special needs children will have a forum to learn about educational opportunities available to them in the Washington, D.C. area next month.

Tease photo

‘It’s Hands-On History’

Oakton High student participates in archaeological dig.

Oakton High junior Corina Gribble got to be part of history recently when she participated in an archaeological dig to find the remains of a home from the 1800s in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Centreville.