FCPS Welcomes New Misgendering and Deadnaming Policy to Punish Students (Update)

FCPS Welcomes New “Misgendering” and “Deadnaming” Policy to Punish Students (Update)

Brandon Level
June 1, 2022

On May 26th, the Fairfax County Public School Board is considering rules that could suspend or expel students that “maliciously misgender”, or “maliciously deadname” other students. The policy...

Controversy Surrounding Newly Elected FCPS Superintendent

Controversy Surrounding Newly Elected FCPS Superintendent

Brandon Level
May 6, 2022

On April 18, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) board made their decision to appoint Dr. Michelle Reid, from Washington State, as the next FCPS superintendent. Their search for a superintendent...

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Fear Of Capital Beltway Blockage Looms as Trucker Protests Grow Near

Brandon Level
March 9, 2022

Multiple groups of truckers, or “trucker convoys”, are headed to Washington D.C. for Joe Biden's State of the Union Address this week.   This move comes after the recent protests in the...

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Omicron and How FCPS is Working Through It

Ashley Park
February 15, 2022

When the county originally wrapped things up and let winter break commence, it was probably safe to say that very few anticipated another large COVID-19 outbreak. The world was hit with another COVID variant,...

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Virginia School Boards SUE Governor Over No-Mask Mandate + Exclusive with Virginia Secretary of Health

Brandon Level
February 15, 2022

Just last week an Arlington judge temporarily halted Governor Youngkin's executive order making masks optional across the state.  In Youngkin's 2021 gubernatorial election bid, he promised parents...

Plastic bag tax advertised on the fairfaxcounty.gov website

New Grocery Bag Tax Rolling Out Across Virginia

Brandon Level
February 15, 2022

Last year the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill that effectively required all shoppers to pay 5 cents per plastic bag utilized during checkout. That bill went into effect at the beginning of the...

FCPS School Bus Driver Advertisement (Credit: Brandon Level)

FCPS Struggles With Overwhelming Bus Driver Shortage

Brandon Level
November 30, 2021

On August 23rd, Fairfax County Public School officials asked parents to either drive or walk their students to and from school. This comes after school bus driver shortages in the county and around the...

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Is Critical Race Theory Being Taught in FCPS?

Brandon Level
October 26, 2021

In November of 2017, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board (FCPS), constructed and adopted a “joint social and racial equity policy”. Ever since then, FCPS has been in the headlines...

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Covid-19 Cases on the Rise and How FCPS Could Be Affected

Brandon Level
October 14, 2021

March 13th 2020, is a day Americans alike will remember. The deadly COVID-19 virus crept up on the United States from Wuhan, China. President Trump declared a national emergency over the coming virus while...

Students At Edison High Protest Against Dress Code

Students At Edison High Protest Against Dress Code

Loor Elbedour
October 1, 2021

On August 26th, 2021 students at Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County staged an in-school demonstration to call attention to what they perceive as “unjust and uneven enforcement” of the FCPS...

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Transgender Ban in the Military

Andi Burroughs
January 24, 2019

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Supreme Court voted 5-4, in favor of President Trump, to ban transgender people from serving in the United States military. This decision is a revision of a policy that...

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Pets Found After California Campfire

Karyna Hetman
January 7, 2019

 It seems that all the stories we hear from the news are sad and hopeless, but this story however, has a happy ending. A tragic camp fire in California, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, was said...

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