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...

Online Textbooks Here We Come

Educators are turning the page on school textbooks — the future is online. A pilot program in Fairfax County will provide classes at certain schools with netbooks which will give access to textbooks online instead of in print. Social studies classes at six high...

Helping Students Catch Up

“No Child Left Behind” is an ambitious project set up under the Bush administration to do exactly what its title implies. Despite that, some students in school systems continue to lag behind. Schools often have their own measures for helping those students. Now,...