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No union rights? Virginians are used to it

Wisconsin Republicans have scored a big victory in their fight against collective bargaining for public employees. In Virginia, however, teachers, police, firemen and other public service workers have long done without the right that public workers in 47 other...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 10, 2011; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, child services, day care, economy, education, history, schools, taxes  
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Gray's testy press conference

It was, as even Mayor Vince Gray admitted, the worst-kept secret in town -- Interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson would be taking on the gig on a permanent basis. Gray made the official announcement today during a testy...

By Martin Austermuhle  | March 9, 2011; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, Vincent Gray, education, schools  
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The Tea Party vs. smart growth

The Tea Party movement in Virginia has a new whipping boy: smart growth. One focus is Chesterfield County, the largest suburban area in the Richmond region, which has been beset with the woes of overbuilding and lax oversight for...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 7, 2011; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Prince William County, Va. Politics, Virginia, development, economy, education, energy, environment, guns, housing, police, real estate, schools, transportation  
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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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Older Entries in This Category »

Teens don't deserve zero-tolerance punishment, Bernard S. Arons, Washington , February 23, 2011
Childish politics over vouchers, Marc Osgoode Smith, Washington , February 18, 2011
Rhee didn't play by the rules, Randi Weingarten and Nathan A. Saunders, Washington , February 14, 2011
Too quick to credit vouchers, Carol Nissenson, Washington , February 12, 2011
Lack of equity in funding for D.C. schools, Erin McKee, Washington , February 10, 2011
Not 'apples to apples' at D.C. schools, Jack Koczela, Washington , February 10, 2011
Going ballistic over a pea-shooter, Richard Kennedy, Lorton , February 7, 2011
One way Virginia can get kids moving, Joyce Migdall, Falls Church , February 5, 2011
What school vouchers have bought for my family, Vivian Butler, Washington , February 5, 2011
It's time for Montgomery to embrace charters, David Borinsky, Baltimore , February 3, 2011
Grow up, Arlington County, Kim A. O'Connell, Arlington , February 2, 2011
Gray is right about vouchers, Christine Matthews, Washington , February 2, 2011
'Michelle Lite' isn't the answer, Lynn Bergfalk, Washington , January 31, 2011
What Gray said about grading teachers, Jay Silberman, Washington , January 29, 2011
Virginia never 'mandated' HPV vaccines, Jonathan Chace, Chestertown, Md. , January 26, 2011
Mara's in the race, Martin Austermuhle , January 19, 2011
The lessons of school gardens, Joshua M. Volinsky, Washington , January 18, 2011
How oversight can keep school reform on track, Kwame R. Brown, Washington , January 16, 2011
On student transportation, D.C. misses the bus, Steven Ney and Bradford P. Johnson, Washington , January 13, 2011
When teachers are wrongly accused of sex abuse, William J. Cummings, Fairfax , January 12, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
Where the Va. textbook flap is leading, John Hoven, Silver Spring , January 5, 2011
Teaching history starts with the facts, Constantinos E. Scaros, Newmanstown, Pa. , January 5, 2011
Lemonade from textbook lemons, Jan Z. Olsen, Bethesda , January 3, 2011
School choice, but few real options, Naomi Rubin DeVeaux and Mark Schneider , January 1, 2011
School reform math in Baltimore:
Fewer suspensions equals better results
, Jane Sundius and Shawn Dove , December 31, 2010
The miseducation of Virginia students, Patricia S. Gordon, Ellicott City , December 30, 2010
Teaching students who won't struggle , Jennifer Martin, Bethesda , December 29, 2010
A schools slogan that doesn't ring true, Alisa Goetz, Alexandria , December 22, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
The keys to keeping education reform rolling in D.C., Susan Schaeffler, Washington , December 4, 2010
Gambling teaches the wrong lessons , Bob Cabaniss, Hanover, Va. , December 3, 2010
Avoiding the achievement gap in Prince George's, Victor A. Kwansa, Riverdale , November 29, 2010
Poor kids deserve good teachers, too, Edwin C. Darden, Washington , November 19, 2010
Lifting up Tobytown's abandoned, Judith Church Tydings, Ijamsville , November 17, 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
The Post's double standard on my legislative work, Paul G. Pinsky, University Park , November 13, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
Excellence comes first at Thomas Jefferson, Chantelle Ekanem, Reston , November 4, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Boosting diversity at Thomas Jefferson High, washingtonpost.com editors , November 2, 2010
Are universities creating unlevel playing fields?, washingtonpost.com editors , October 28, 2010
The freedom of a charter school, washingtonpost.com editors , October 27, 2010
The dodgy world of Southern history, Peter Galuszka , October 21, 2010
Why I'm not embarrassed by the Baltimore teachers' vote , washingtonpost.com editors , October 20, 2010
Dinner with DCPS: So what's on the menu?, Aaron Morrissey , October 19, 2010
In school reform, 'collaboration' has an iffy pedigree, washingtonpost.com editors , October 15, 2010
Kaya Henderson's instructive background, washingtonpost.com editors , October 15, 2010
Rhee's defeat: Sad but no surprise, washingtonpost.com editors , October 13, 2010
Sex survey for D.C. middle schoolers, Aaron Morrissey , October 12, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
D.C. schools are fit for the Obamas, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 2010
Michelle Rhee’s reforms have helped heal D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 29, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
A DCPS education for the president, washingtonpost.com editors , September 28, 2010
Running into a hook-up space behind a D.C. school, washingtonpost.com editors , September 24, 2010
Who's stoking racial fires?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
What would the D.C. schools be like without Rhee?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 22, 2010
Schools Chancellor ... Fenty?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 22, 2010
A chance to learn from Rhee's mistakes, washingtonpost.com editors , September 18, 2010
What I meant by 'devastating', washingtonpost.com editors , September 17, 2010
The case for keeping Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 14, 2010
Fenty defends his 'tough decisions', Martin Austermuhl , September 13, 2010
What Ron Hillyer could teach Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 8, 2010
How to clean up D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 8, 2010
Teaching to the test, cradle to the grave, washingtonpost.com editors , September 7, 2010
McDonnell drags his feet on the bay, Peter Galuszka , September 3, 2010
A narrow assessment of my role on the D.C. Council, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
Fix the 'creativity gap' and achievement will follow, washingtonpost.com editors , August 31, 2010
Va. schools: Band-aids on the Titanic, Paige Winfield Cunningham , August 31, 2010
The youth brawl and Metro miseries, washingtonpost.com editors , August 10, 2010
Where's the full disclosure on the D.C. teacher firings?, washingtonpost.com editors , August 9, 2010
Virginia's education backsliding , Peter Galuszka , August 4, 2010
School boards need to hear all voices , washingtonpost.com editors , August 1, 2010
What does the Arizona decision mean for Stewart?, Peter Galuszka , July 29, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
Virginia education standards on track, washingtonpost.com editors , July 21, 2010
Tackling D.C.'s truancy problem, washingtonpost.com editors , July 15, 2010
D.C.'s standardized test trap, washingtonpost.com editors , July 15, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Gov. O'Malley deserved his NEA award, washingtonpost.com editors , July 14, 2010
A report card for Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , July 8, 2010
How much will Cuccinelli's legal forays cost? , Peter Galuszka , July 6, 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
Excellence in D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
The value of endurance in the classroom , washingtonpost.com editors , June 10, 2010
Good reason to investigate Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , June 9, 2010
Give Michelle Rhee a break, washingtonpost.com editors , June 9, 2010
Cantor fights for unwanted jet engine , Peter Galuszka , June 9, 2010
Fairness for charter schools, washingtonpost.com editors , June 8, 2010
Streetcars on D.C. memory lane, Peter Galuszka , May 26, 2010
Many reasons not to keep Ms. Rhee , washingtonpost.com editors , May 9, 2010
What about after school?, washingtonpost.com editors , May 5, 2010
Healthier schools, healthier children, washingtonpost.com editors , May 5, 2010
Cuccinelli strikes again in JMU newspaper case, Peter Galuszka , April 28, 2010
A contract that puts 'children and teachers first', washingtonpost.com editors , April 14, 2010
Teachers make schools great, washingtonpost.com editors , April 12, 2010
Experience that counts in the Maryland Senate, washingtonpost.com editors , April 11, 2010
Helping children reach for the stars, washingtonpost.com editors , April 7, 2010
Unkept promises on a D.C. grade school, washingtonpost.com editors , March 25, 2010
Jerry Weast's garden lesson, washingtonpost.com editors , March 22, 2010
In the classroom, notebooks or Netbooks?, washingtonpost.com editors , March 11, 2010
Fighting for Franklin School, Anup Kaphle , March 5, 2010
A multiple-choice answer to improving the schools, washingtonpost.com editors , March 4, 2010
Snow daze at the Fairfax schools, washingtonpost.com editors , March 2, 2010
No roadblocks to Va. charter schools , washingtonpost.com editors , February 18, 2010
Sisyphus on a Fairfax sidewalk, washingtonpost.com editors , February 17, 2010
In Va., a better approach to AP participation , washingtonpost.com editors , February 15, 2010
Does The Post appreciate teachers? , washingtonpost.com editors , February 8, 2010
Why Montgomery spending is out of control, washingtonpost.com editors , February 8, 2010
Fighting for Fairfax kindergartners, washingtonpost.com editors , February 4, 2010
A fair school aid formula for all of Virginia, washingtonpost.com editors , February 3, 2010
A failed Maryland teacher for changing tenure, washingtonpost.com editors , February 2, 2010
Insult from Richmond, washingtonpost.com editors , January 31, 2010
Rhee's rhetorical excess, washingtonpost.com editors , January 26, 2010
Perspective on Rhee’s words, washingtonpost.com editors , January 26, 2010
A 'timeout' for sports at Fairfax schools, washingtonpost.com editors , January 14, 2010
Who knows best on charter schools?, washingtonpost.com editors , December 16, 2009
Superachievers on board, washingtonpost.com editors , December 8, 2009
Closed doors at the White House, washingtonpost.com editors , December 7, 2009
The man who can save D.C.'s educational lifeline , washingtonpost.com editors , December 4, 2009
Who's 'gifted' in Alexandria?, washingtonpost.com editors , December 2, 2009
D.C. school vouchers: An opportunity for autonomy, washingtonpost.com editors , November 23, 2009
Policing speech is part of a good school's job, washingtonpost.com editors , November 6, 2009
A page from the Redskins' playbook, washingtonpost.com editors , November 5, 2009
How Rhee lost her teachers, washingtonpost.com editors , November 5, 2009
Addition through subtraction at one D.C. school , washingtonpost.com editors , November 3, 2009
D.C. Can't Fire Its Way to Better Schools, washingtonpost.com editors , October 8, 2009
Tested to Death in the Maryland Schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 2009
Teaching All the Wrong Lessons in Howard County, washingtonpost.com editors , September 22, 2009
On D.C. Schools, No News Is Good News, washingtonpost.com editors , September 3, 2009
Boxed In by Fairfax Schools' 'Race Survey Form' , washingtonpost.com editors , August 20, 2009
Two Tests in One, washingtonpost.com editors , August 17, 2009
Closing the Achievement Gap, washingtonpost.com editors , August 5, 2009
Why I Endorsed Bob McDonnell, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Why I Endorsed Creigh Deeds, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Weast’s Successes and Failures, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Assessing Students With Disabilities, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Better Teaching, Better Test Scores, Stephen Stromberg , July 28, 2009
UDC’s Community College Mission, Vince Rinehart , July 17, 2009
Charter Schools Aren't the Solution, Stephen Stromberg , July 13, 2009
Discipline That Schools Need, Marisa Katz , June 21, 2009
Vouchers and D.C.: What a Good School Can Do, Vince Rinehart , May 13, 2009
U-Md. Porn Controversy: A Wrapup of Views, Mike McPhate , April 7, 2009
Showdown Set on U-Md. Pornography Plan, Mike McPhate , April 6, 2009
Second-Class Citizens in Virginia, Gina Acosta , March 10, 2009
Virginia's ________ Tests (Answer: Flawed), Gina Acosta , March 10, 2009
Mayor Fenty MIA on Vouchers, Marisa Katz , March 5, 2009
Battle Intensifies Over UDC Plan, Mike McPhate , February 11, 2009
 
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