: News

Filed Under:

Fairfax VA School Head Wants Budget Cuts

Play associated audio

Fairfax County public schools Superintendent Jack Dale has proposed dramatic spending cuts for that counties education system. Analysts say the reductions would increase class sizes, cut freshman sports and likely eliminate popular elementary band and orchestra programs. The budget proposal unveiled Thursday would also cut summer school funding and foreign language instruction for elementary students. The school system is facing rising costs, growing enrollment and a $176 million dollar budget shortfall to maintain existing programs. At a news conference, the superintendant said the county's quality of life should determine the tax rate, not the other way around. Some parents and teachers have urged Dale to request full funding to maintain school programs. Elliott Francis reports.

NPR

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Man Turning Waste Heat Into Rooftop Greenhouses

How can the U.S. improve food security? One Charlottesville native is pioneering the construction of greenhouses on buildings to take advantage of their waste heat.

WAMU 88.5

Gun Violence In America

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

NPR

China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.