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...

Why Do We Have the SOL’s Anyway?

SOL stands for Standards of Learning and were implemented in Virginia as part of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001.  The idea was to standardize education to ensure that all students were receiving high quality education.  The standards set the goals and each state...