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Anything but townhouses, say Ravenwood Park activists

There's an empty parcel of land in Falls Church near Seven Corners, adjacent to a bunch of townhouses. But neighbors so deeply oppose building any new townhouses that they'd prefer even the ugliest clear-cut subdivision. The property lies just...

By David Alpert  | February 28, 2011; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, HotTopic, Local blog network, Virginia, development  
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The rationale for strict high school discipline

Have the authors of the Feb. 20 front-page article on Fairfax's zero-tolerance discipline policy ever been in a class with students who bring drugs or weapons to school, who buy drugs at school or are chronically disruptive? Such students can...

By David Campbell, Springfield  | February 23, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Virginia, child services, education, schools  
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No second chances at Fairfax schools

Having read the Feb. 20 front-page story "Student's suspension furthered his despair," I add my unfortunate experience with Chantilly High School in Fairfax. The fundamental problem with the Fairfax County Public Schools is that the system treats itself as more...

By Robert J. Guerra, Ashburn  | February 23, 2011; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Virginia, child services, education, schools  
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Alternative disciplinary methods for teens

Regarding the Feb. 20 front-page story "Student's suspension furthered his despair": Given my experience with multiple family suicides and managing depression, this is a very personal issue for me. Suicide is never the result of one event or school policy,...

By Nathalie H. Thompson, Aldie  | February 23, 2011; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Virginia, education, schools  
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Teens don't deserve zero-tolerance punishment

The Feb. 22 Metro article "Suicide victim's family calls for policy change" filled me with sadness and anger. Apparently, Fairfax County, along with quite a few other school systems in the country, continues to buy into a misguided notion of...

By Bernard S. Arons, Washington  | February 23, 2011; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fairfax County, HotTopic, child services, schools  
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Another 'railroad to ruin'

Thank you for the thoughtful and powerful Feb. 17 editorial "A railroad to ruin," about the dangers of wasting scarce funds on rail projects that need subsidies to get built, subsidies to operate and subsidies to maintain - forever. Please...

By Ronald K. Henry, Vienna  | February 20, 2011; 8:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Fairfax County, HotTopic, Metro, Virginia, traffic, transportation  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Centreville students' real-life civics lesson, Terri Ritchey, Clifton , February 17, 2011
Moving more people, not just more vehicles, Chris Zimmerman, Arlington , February 17, 2011
HOT lanes myth and reality (part two), David Alpert , February 15, 2011
HOT lanes myth and reality, David Alpert , February 15, 2011
Commuters shouldn't call the shots in Arlington, Steve Jaeger, Arlington , February 14, 2011
The real culprit in Fairfax's traffic problems, Umang Varma, Falls Church , February 14, 2011
'Urban' doesn't have to mean more dense, Dan Malouff , February 2, 2011
How to keep guns out of criminals' hands, Daniel Webster, Baltimore , November 25, 2010
Fair questions for the Fairfax police , Lisa M. Macey, Fairfax , November 19, 2010
Eliminating the 'F' won't eliminate failure, Thomas Kinder, Springfield , November 16, 2010
Boosting minority inclusion at Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Frye Sr., Springfield , November 16, 2010
The right way to boost diversity at TJ, Nancy Stoepker, Sterling , November 14, 2010
Redistricting will be good for northern Virginia , Paige Winfield Cunningham , November 8, 2010
Connolly and Fimian: The art of ads hominem, Paige Winfield Cunningham , October 19, 2010
McDonnell still pushing for WMATA seats, David Alpert , October 5, 2010
Casualty of the traffic wars, washingtonpost.com editors , October 1, 2010
Government wasn't created to provide jobs, washingtonpost.com editors , September 16, 2010
'Throttle the poor'? I'm just hoping for a readable budget, Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 9, 2010
Virginia's unemployment overpayments , Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 2, 2010
Northrop Grumman and the myth of privatization, Peter Galuszka , August 31, 2010
Fairfax County, a magnet for private-sector jobs, washingtonpost.com editors , August 25, 2010
Why I put a hold on the Metro oversight bill, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2010
Virginia officials weren't whining, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 10, 2010
Virginia protests too much on defense cuts, Peter Galuszka , August 10, 2010
Virginia's education backsliding , Peter Galuszka , August 4, 2010
School boards need to hear all voices , washingtonpost.com editors , August 1, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
A flawed plan for Tysons Corner, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
In Fairfax, two prison sentences escape logic, washingtonpost.com editors , June 7, 2010
Stereotyping in the coverage of a tragic crash, washingtonpost.com editors , May 24, 2010
Northrop Grumman: Arlington or Fairfax?, washingtonpost.com editors , April 28, 2010
Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia, Peter Galuszka , April 27, 2010
Virginia's other snow routes, washingtonpost.com editors , March 19, 2010
How can a jury get it so wrong?, washingtonpost.com editors , March 16, 2010
Snow daze at the Fairfax schools, washingtonpost.com editors , March 2, 2010
No snowplow? No problem., washingtonpost.com editors , February 17, 2010
Sisyphus on a Fairfax sidewalk, washingtonpost.com editors , February 17, 2010
Fighting for Fairfax kindergartners, washingtonpost.com editors , February 4, 2010
A double standard in Fairfax police shooting, washingtonpost.com editors , February 1, 2010
A heartfelt thank-you from Haiti, washingtonpost.com editors , January 29, 2010
 
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