Two Loudoun high schools getting turf fields; Potomac Falls community cries out for attention
Standing water is visible on Potomac Falls High School’s practice field, one of many athletic facility problems community members from the school listed at the March 24 public hearing. Courtesy photo/Potomac Falls Athletic Booster Club
Tue., Mar. 31 | 01:21 PM - Two Loudoun high school stadiums are getting a synthetic turf field makeover. Meanwhile, Potomac Falls High in Sterling continues without a plan for athletic facility improvements, a problem that has gone unaddressed for 18 years.
Suspension rates, achievement gap high for Loudoun’s minority students
Thu., Mar. 26 | 04:11 PM - Loudoun's minority students see a wide achievement gap and higher rates of suspension compared to non-minorities, according to two reports presented at a March 24 School Board meeting.
Redskin talks nutrition at elementary school in Sterling
Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan gave students at Guilford Elementary in Sterling high-fives as they filed out of the school’s cafeteria. Anna Harris/Times-Mirror
Thu., Mar. 19 | 01:00 PM - Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan came to talk with students at Guilford Elementary in Sterling about nutrition and the value of a healthy breakfast as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
Hindu community applauds revisions to SOL tests for accuracy
Mon., Mar. 30 | 06:13 PM - The Hindu community called recent changes to Standards of Learning tests “encouraging.”
Virginia education board votes to expand SOL retesting
Mon., Mar. 30 | 12:17 PM - Virginia education board votes to expand SOL retesting.
Virginia Board of Education allows elementary and middle school students SOL do-over
Fri., Mar. 27 | 04:52 PM - With parental consent, some middle and elementary school students may retake the Standards of Learning test before the end of the year.
Judge grants Loudoun School Board partial intervention in student test score lawsuit
Wed., Mar. 25 | 01:55 PM - A recent letter of opinion from a Richmond City Circuit Court judge allows Loudoun's School Board to partially intervene in a lawsuit to release Loudoun student test score data.
U-Va. board considers tuition hike, vote expected this week
Wed., Mar. 25 | 12:25 PM - Students would pay more to attend the University of Virginia if a proposed tuition increase is approved.
$2.75 million allotted for new Dulles elementary school land purchase
Tue., Mar. 24 | 10:34 PM - Loudoun's School Board has decided on a site for a needed elementary school in Dulles North, and the price-tag is $2.75 million.
Hillsboro Charter application decision pushed back
Tue., Mar. 24 | 09:46 PM - Community members standing behind Hillsboro Charter Academy have longer to wait for a decision by School Board members on whether the charter hopeful's application will move forward.
U-Va. students grill law enforcement officials about student’s arrest
Mon., Mar. 23 | 08:35 AM - University of Virginia students demanded answers about an arrest that left a classmate injured, and some were not satisfied with what they heard Friday during a forum with law enforcement officers.
Education advocate makes run for Broad Run School Board seat
Advocate for Loudoun schools and resident of Loudoun for 14 years, Joy Maloney decided it was time to put her school activist experience to work with her bid for the School Board representative of Broad Run. Courtesy photo/Joy Maloney
Fri., Mar. 20 | 03:50 PM - Broadlands resident and advocate for Loudoun schools Joy Maloney announced her run for the Broad Run seat on the Loudoun School Board March 18.
In its 24th season Loudoun Youth Symphony Orchestra to hold concert for those will special needs
Ensembles for Everyone has coordinated with the students of the Loudoun Youth Symphony Orchestra to bring music to those with special needs on March 21. Photo Courtesy/LYSO
Fri., Mar. 20 | 09:36 AM - Ensembles for Everyone has coordinated with the students of the Loudoun Youth Symphony Orchestra to bring music to those with special needs on March 21.
Judge rules teacher advocacy groups can’t intervene in student test score case
Wed., Mar. 18 | 06:45 PM - School employee advocacy groups will not be allowed to intervene in a court case between a Lansdowne parent and the Virginia Department of Education, according to a Richmond City Circuit Court judge ruling March 16.
Overcrowding looms at Dulles South schools
Seventh-graders in Stone Hill Middle School rush to their lockers. Hallway congestion this year is significantly more manageable than last year, with the student population just 10 over full capacity rather than 300. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris
Wed., Mar. 18 | 08:00 AM - Planning has already started for a projected student population bump two years down the road for Dulles South schools, and county officials are trying to find compromise to alleviate the congestion.