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Pay Raises, Full-Day Kindergarten On Agenda For Fairfax Schools Hearings

The Fairfax County Public School board is preparing to make a final decision on whether employees will get a pay raise for the coming fiscal year, and how big that pay raise could be.

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Montgomery County Teachers Stage Protest Against Budget Cuts

This week the Montgomery County Council could decide how much money the county's public schools will get next year, and a $100 million budget cut is still on the table.

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DCPS Special Education Chief Steps Down

Richard Nyankori, who oversees special education for D.C. Public Schools, is stepping down.

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New Montgomery Co. Schools Chief To Focus On Performance

Dr. Joshua Starr won't become superintendent of schools in Montgomery County until July, but many are already trying to get a gauge on how he will run a school system ranked one of the best in the country.

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'Excessed' DCPS Teachers Compete For Jobs At Job Fair

Just a few days ago, nearly 750 D.C. Public Schools teachers and staff were told they would no longer have their positions at the end of the academic year. Many of them took to a job fair organized by DCPS this week to see what else is out there.

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Breaking The Hamilton Case: A Reporter Shares His Story

Former Virginia Delegate Phillip Hamilton (R-Newport News) faces up to 30 years in prison for bribery and extortion. He solicited a job as director of a teacher training center at Old Dominion University while working to secure state funding for it. Bill Sizemore, a reporter for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, broke the story, and his subsequent reporting prompted the federal investigation.

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Md. 'DREAM Act' Opponents Seek Referendum

Opponents of the Maryland provision that grants in-state tuition rates at state colleges to undocumented students say that even though Governor Martin O'Malley has signed the bill into law, the matter has not been decided.

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