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McLean: Right of Way to Education?

Decision regarding expansion of Falls Church City school that operates on county land expected this week.

Falls Church Mayor David Tarter crossed county and McLean borders to advocate for the expansion of Mount Daniel Elementary School, a school he called “a cornerstone of our small community.”

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Fairfax County: School Transgender Regulations in Limbo

Fairfax County Public Schools are holding off on implementing new regulations regarding transgender and gender nonconforming students.

Alexandria: The Band Plays On

Students, parents, and teachers reflect on music camp experience before Friday’s concert.

On Friday, the George Washington Middle will host a student orchestra and jazz concert. For attendees, the concert will be a free hour of live music. But for the performers, the concert is the culmination of a week of practice and learning at the Alexandria City Public Schools’ music camp.

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Fairfax Station and Springfield: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Hayfield Stage

Hayfield Theatre premieres new summer program.

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Fairfax Station: Family Graduates from Silverbrook

Puhek family of Fairfax Station ends 25-year run at Silverbrook Elementary.

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Fairfax: Those Critters Around Us

“Possums get a bad rap,” said Fairfax County Wildlife Management Specialist Dr. Katherine Edwards during a presentation on “Those Critters Around Us” to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason) last week.

Fairfax City: Paul VI Theater Director Katherine Miller ‘graduates.’

After 13 years at Paul VI High, Theater Director Katherine Miller is retiring – but don’t tell her that. “I’m not retiring,” she said, “I’m graduating.”

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Fairfax City: Creating ‘Little Dresses for Africa’

Fairfax Academy’s Fashion Design class helps Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority provide dresses for African girls.

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Mount Vernon Snapshot: WPHS To Host Musical

The Rambunctious Theatre Company is teaming up with Beyond the Page Theatre Company to present "The Last Five Years" starring David Jarzen from West Potomac High School and Robinson Secondary's Madyson Hanton.

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Fairfax County: School Board Receives New Transgender Regulations

Discussion moves to a work session

Friday afternoon, July 1, Fairfax County School Board members each received an email containing new operating regulations regarding transgender and gender nonconforming students.

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Rocky Run Presents iWitness to History

Learning about the past from those who lived it.

Before Rocky Run Middle seventh-graders headed off for summer, they traveled back to the past via their school’s “World War II Oral History Day.” And this year’s event, the 15th annual, even had a new name, “iWitness to History Day.”

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Reston: Making STEM Accessible

Restonian Jackie Trautman encourages girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math through internship.

Experiential Learning Camp for High School Students

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington seeks participants in a three-day experiential learning camp on Aug. 8 to 10 at the JA Finance Park in Fairfax.

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Fairfax County: School Board Renews Superintendent Garza’s Contract

Fairfax County Public Schools has secured four more years with Dr. Karen Garza at the helm as superintendent. The School Board members voted unanimously to extend her contract through June 30, 2020 at their June 30 meeting.

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Interim Dean of Nursing at NVCC’s Medical Education Campus in Springfield

Northern Virginia Community College’s Medical Education Campus in Springfield appointed Dr. Robert (Bob) Wade as interim dean of nursing for a one-year term.