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George Mason University Adopts Gender-Neutral Student Housing

Leaders at George Mason University are about to create new gender-neutral student housing, a policy that would allow all kinds of students to live together — male, female and students who don't identify with either gender.
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Raises For Fairfax County Teachers Might Come At Expense Of School Staff

Fairfax County schools Superintendent Karen Garza has proposed $41 million in raises for teachers, while also saying that $96 million in cuts will likely eliminate 731 staff positions.
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Sea Of Japan, Or East Sea? In Virginia, It's A Controversial Question

Virginia's General Assembly has been caught in a dispute between Japan and Korea, and it's over how students and teachers refer to the body of water between the two nations.

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Virginia Senate Moves To Delay McDonnell-Era School Reforms

The Virginia Senate has passed bills that would delay implementation of a new school-rating scheme and reduce the number of standardized tests taken by students.
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Budget Amendment Would Allow Virginia Schools To Go Year-Round

It might be a terrifying concept for kids, but some Virginia legislators and education advocates say that schools should be given the option to stay open year-round.
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Cantor Says Democrats Are Chipping Away At School Choice

In an address on school choice and voucher programs this week, Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor lashed out at President Barack Obama and others on how they seek to educate the country's children.
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Schools Along Route 1 In Fairfax County Struggle To Meet State Standards

New standardized test scores show that students who live along the Route 1 corridor in Fairfax County are struggling to meet minimum standards.

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Cuccinelli And McAuliffe Find Common Ground: Dislike Of Education Reform Law

Virginia's gubernatorial contenders rarely agree on much, but they seemd to have found a common distaste for Gov. Bob McDonnell's education reform law.

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Cuccinelli Declines To Defend Failing Schools Law

Virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli says he won't defend a state law allowing for the state takeover of failing schools when it is challenged in court.

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Only Days Before School Starts, Alexandria Schools Superintendent Abruptly Resigns

The Alexandria School Board abruptly accepted the resignation of Superintendent Morton Sherman after a closed-door executive session on Thursday night.

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