Fairfax County Leads in Graduation Rates

Looks like the Northern Virginia area is a great place to go to high school. Fairfax County and Prince William County are nation leaders in graduation rates. This is according to Education Week’s recent “Diplomas Count 2011: Beyond High School, Before...

Lean Times in Prince William County

Superintendent Steven L. Walts’ proposed budget for Prince William County schools combines no layoffs with pay freezes to make a frugal yet satisfying budget. The total proposed budget is $864 million. That’s $36 million more than was spent last year. The extra bucks...

Have No Fear

For Prince William County parents worried about their children’s education, perhaps they need have no fear.  Evidently it’s a great place for youth. America’s Promise Alliance recently chose the county as one of its 100 best communities for young people. The...

Merit Pay Snafu

The Prince William County school system plan to institute a merit pay program in some of its schools may have hit a snag. The Federal Department of Education provided the school system with an $11.1 million grant to pay for the five-year Teacher Incentive Performance...

Goodbye Michelle Rhee

If you have been paying attention, then by now you know that Washington, D.C., Public School Chancellor Michelle Rhee resigned her position. She is the controversial leader who decided to fire more than 200 teachers for poor performance this year, a move that is...

Almost Good News in Prince William County

There was a time that Prince William County schools faced a possible cut of more than 700 jobs in its fiscal 2011 budget. Gradually that number was whittled down until it finally reached zero. That was great news. The school system went from calamity to calm...