Invasive pest first found in Fairfax spreads throughout state
Fri., Aug. 29 | 03:14 PM - An invasive insect first found in Fairfax County in 2003 has spread across Virginia, threatening the state’s ash trees.
Recruiting innovation: Telos Corp. wraps up summer internship program
L-R Telos summer interns Connor Corcoran, Raj Shrmali, Robert Fairfax, Anchit Killa, Daanish Ahmed, Katie McEnearney, Rich Robinson, Director of Innovation, Telos. Times-Mirror/Karen Graham
Fri., Aug. 29 | 10:11 AM - With the goal of training young, highly skilled high school and college students, Telos Corp., an Ashburn-based cybersecurity firm, wrapped up an innovative summer internship program Aug. 22.
Early foreign language learning returns to Loudoun through Language Stars
Fri., Aug. 29 | 07:00 AM - Language Stars, a foreign language program for children, wants to bring early foreign language learning back to Loudoun County.
Virginia students make gains on revised math SOL tests
Thu., Aug. 28 | 02:59 PM - Student performance improved on Virginia's more rigorous mathematics tests last school year and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests, state education officials said Wednesday.
Bridging the gap: NOVA expansion could mean more opportunity for Loudoun businesses
Construction on NOVA’s new Higher Education Center Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Thu., Aug. 28 | 09:56 AM - Northern Virginia Community College is expanding its footprint in Loudoun with a large building expansion spread across two phases.
A church with class: Virginia Academy
Student Ministries Pastor and Virginia Academy Principal Mike Taylor welcomes teachers back to the school Aug. 26 during teacher orientation week. At right, Lead Pastors Charlie and Jill Whitlow listen, along with son, Charlie, Jr. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Thu., Aug. 28 | 07:00 AM - On Sept. 2, students will flock to Community Church's Virginia Academy, a private faith-based school that was created by the church.
Sterling Academy of Science students set off for South Korea
Fri., Jul. 25 | 08:00 AM - TJ Sample, senior at the Academy of Science in Sterling, had never been out of the country. That all changed when he boarded the plane bound for South Korea on July 16 to study spider silk and human collagen-producing cells.
Virginia students beat national averages on ACT test
Sat., Aug. 23 | 09:43 AM - Virginia students outperformed their peers nationwide on every section of the ACT this past year, according to data released this week.
George Mason comes to Loudoun; provides more education options
George Mason University’s new classrooms in Sterling. Courtesy Photo
Wed., Aug. 20 | 12:00 PM - Loudoun County joins the George Mason family with the university's new location officially opening in Sterling on Aug. 18.
Hillsboro charter hopeful: school choice the name of the game
Hillsboro Elementary’s current building might open its doors as Loudoun’s second charter in 2015. Courtesy Photo
Mon., Aug. 18 | 04:29 PM - Hope remains alive for a Hillsboro charter school with the recent approval of a collaborative effort between Loudoun County Public School board members and the Hillsboro parents.
Virginia Tech professor brings Slip Simulator to Inova Lansdowne
Virginia Tech professor Thurmon Lockhart talks about the Slip Simulator at a recent Inova Pediatric and New Adult Rehabilitation Center open house. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens
Sat., Aug. 16 | 06:19 AM - Everyone falls. But what if your brain could be re-trained to prevent such an accident? What if, one day, falling is a thing of the past?
McAuliffe creates ‘Children’s Cabinet’
Wed., Aug. 13 | 07:09 AM - The governor announced Monday at the William Byrd Community House in Richmond that the cabinet will help foster collaboration between various state and local agencies.
Parents of Loudoun Valley High School football players call for sensors
Loudoun Valley High School decided against using impact sensors on athletes’ helmets. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Tue., Aug. 12 | 01:12 PM - Amid a national debate about concussions and the safety of playing football, parents of Loudoun Valley High School athletes are upset about the school's decision to ban the use of impact-measuring sensors in players' helmets during practice.
Va. college tuition increases by 5.2 percent
Sun., Aug. 10 | 06:49 AM - Heading into the new school year, state college students will find their wallets squeezed tighter than ever as tuition continues to climb.
“Shrek the Musical” honored with National Youth Awards
Thu., Aug. 7 | 12:15 PM - Belmont Ridge Middle School received word this past week the 2014 spring production of “Shrek the Musical” has received six awards and 11 nominations for the Ninth Annual National Youth Arts Awards set to take place Aug. 17 in New York.