Fairfax County Public Schools students likely had a lot on their minds when they woke up on Monday for the first day of a new school year, from anxieties about new classes and teachers to the anticipation of reuniting with friends after the long summer.
Police have arrested Kevin Norton, 50, of Springfield, in a suspected indecent liberties case that occurred on Aug. 14, at the Springfield Town Center.
As Fairfax County makes progress toward embracing solar energy, some local environmental advocates have turned their sights to a new front in the battle against climate change.
The Wiggles put everything your child needs to learn into capsules of preschool songs that stay with you forever. Very little analysis has been done to understand the magic of their songwriting and their music. At least, their original members, Anthony Field (Blue), Greg Page (Yellow), Murra…
A Fairfax County Public Schools music teacher has been convicted on three counts related to the solicitation of a minor, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced on Monday.
On July 31st, a group of families from Fairfax's Mantua community hosted a supply drive to collect items for immigrants crossing the U.S. border. Over 40 boxes of supplies were donated, sorted and shipped to the Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley by the volunteers.
Fairfax County Public Schools has not conducted a full-scale school boundaries review in about 35 years, and a work session that the Fairfax County School Board held on July 22 to discuss possible changes to the boundary adjustment policy illustrated why officials have been reluctant to tack…
Individuals can now obtain free cable and trigger firearm locks as well as locking medication boxes from the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board as part of a “Lock and Talk” program launched recently launched by the Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia.
A Great Falls nonprofit has spent the last decade helping bring clean energy to rural homes in Africa, and that work has now earned it global recognition courtesy of an international award for projects and organizations dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
April 7 might not have been a day that many of us saw as significant, but for New York Times best-selling author, Immaculée Iligabiza, and the millions living in the country of Rwanda, it marked the 25th anniversary of the start of something truly tragic; the Rwandan genocide, a mass murderi…
By the end of June, three unique, visually charming and functional works of permanent public art are scheduled to be installed on the grounds of two Reston elementary schools—two birdhouses at Sunrise Valley and a birdbath at Terraset. The artistic creations of fifth-grade students at Sunris…
Given the frequency with which it occurs, gun violence has become a near-constant topic of discussion in U.S. national politics, but it is particularly urgent in Virginia right now as state legislators prepare to convene on July 9 for a special session to address the issue.
Former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will serve as George Mason University’s interim president this fall while the public university’s board of visitors searches for a permanent appointee.
Seven northern Virginia students are national winners in the 2018-19 National PTA Reflections arts contest after winning first-place awards in every other tier of the multi-level competition. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) celebrates their 50th anniversary of hosting the Reflections pr…
Rising Oakcrest Senior Megan Meehan won first place in the Tenth Annual Gabriela Mistral Youth Poetry Competition with her poem “Guardian Angel.” She also received an Honorable Mention for another work entitled “Silent Ones Are Waiting.”
A lawsuit arguing that Fairfax County Public Schools officials failed to efficiently and properly respond to a student’s allegation of sexual assault will go to trial after a federal judge denied the county school board’s motion for summary judgment on June 10.
On June 15, ArtSpace Herndon will present a special fundraising program to help Karim Maggio, a young talented cellist, participate this summer in a music study program at the Tanglewood Institute.
Recent Juniata College graduate Sydney Spicer’s experiences living and learning while developing a deep appreciation of place culminated in her recently-published work, “Bloom.”
On June 1, the New Horizon Bass Anglers Youth Foundation Inc. hosted its annual Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Fairfax. Connor G. Liu, a 7th grader attending Rachel Carson Middle School won the age 7-15 division. Connor caught a total of 17 fish. There were two awards divisions, Ages 1-6 and 7-15.
As more than a hundred veterans and eyewitnesses arrived at the doors of Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly it proved that this was going to be another successful oral history day.
Sid Thakker’s award-winning science fair project began as many science fair projects do: with a basic observation and a burning desire to learn more.
Ryan McElveen is perfectly fine, proud even to be described as “a school board member who has antagonized supervisors he now seeks to lead.”
The Fairfax County School Board established employee compensation as a priority in the Fiscal Year 2020 advertised budget it adopted in February, and thanks to a transfer request that was fully funded by the county, the school board was able to ultimately fulfill its promise.
On the weekend of May 24, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology joined 331 of the top high school quiz bowl teams at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2019 High School National Championship Tournament to determine which team was the best.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, every four-year Virginia public college has frozen tuition, this time for the 2019-2020 school year.
Abrar Omeish started questioning the fairness of the Fairfax County Public Schools system from an early age. When she was about to start elementary school, Omeish’s family moved out of the Falls Church area, because her parents believed Fairfax could provide their children with a better educ…