The Need for Extra-Curricular Activities

In school, teachers and parents put a lot of stress on academic success, and with good reason. Understanding school subjects is a sure way to raise your base of knowledge and do well in school and beyond. However, grades are not the only important thing to consider...

AYP–Burden or Benefit

Prince William County and Manassas schools had trouble meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals last school year, but is it poor education or extremely high standards that are responsible? In Prince William, 28 out of 82 schools didn’t meet AYP in 2009-10, up four...

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...