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George Mason College Fair

Ananyah Tines
October 26, 2023

On Sunday Oct. 15, a regional college fair was held at George Mason University, where thousands of students and families attended to learn more about colleges all over the country. The Eagle Bank Arena...

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...

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Newly Appointed Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid Meets with Students

Loor Elbedour
May 20, 2022

During the week of May 3rd, five students from every high-school in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) were invited to meet with the newly appointed superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid at Thoreau Middle...

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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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...

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...

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Diversify Our Narrative: Diversifying Classrooms One Step At a Time

Katie Wilson
October 5, 2021

The FCPS Chapter of a nonprofit organization, Diversify Our Narrative (DON), focuses on giving student bodies a voice on the English curriculum and finding resources for teachers to encourage cultural...

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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In-Person Learning or Virtual Instruction?

Melanie Wang and Nathan Kim
February 5, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, students' lives have changed greatly. The introduction and implementation of virtual classes is a prime example, and a hot button issue for many as FCPS approaches...

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