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  • Fairfax, Va. School District Spent $24,000 On Promoting Critical Race Theorist Ibram Kendi Books For U.S. History Classes

    10/01/2020 8:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/01/2020 | Asra Q. Nomani
    Fairfax County spent $44,000 on promoting critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi for this one event—almost an entire year’s salary for a first-year teacher. FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Sitting in their living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms on the morning of August 6, principals, teachers, and other leaders from Fairfax County Public Schools here in northern Virginia tuned into an “exclusive” one-hour “conversation” with author Ibram Kendi. The bill: $20,000, or $333.33 per minute of the chat.Because I was curious what my son’s school district had spent for a one-hour talk by a celebrity author, I broke the news...
  • Virginia: VIRGINIA: Nations Best High School (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) To Embrace Critical Race Theory, Scrap Admissions Tests

    09/18/2020 10:28:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    National File ^ | September 17, 2020 | FRANKIE STOCKES
    Fairfax County, Virginias School Board is planning to scrap admissions tests at the elite Thomas Jefferson High School in favor of a merit lottery system meant to admit more diverse students. According to a news release from Fairfax County Public Schools, Superintendent Scott S. Braband told the board to change admissions policies at Thomas Jefferson High School, a magnet school rated as the best in the nation, to promote access to historically underserved students. The release bemoaned the fact that despite hiring a specialist to recruit minority students and previously altering admissions standards in 2011, a significant impact has yet...
  • Northern Virginia school system hacked, data held for ransom

    09/16/2020 7:21:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies ^ | September 11, 2020
    FAIRFAX, Va. - Virginias largest school system has been hacked and the attackers are seeking a ransom payment to keep them from disclosing stolen personal information. WRC-TV in Washington reports that the internet hacking group Maze posted some of the data stolen from Fairfax County Public Schools, including student disciplinary records and grades, to prove its hack was successful. The school system confirmed the hack and said it is investigating and working with law enforcement. Unrelated, the school system reported it experienced technical difficulties Friday as students completed the first week of online schooling.
  • Fairfax County, Virginia public schools tell parents not to hire tutors because it is unfair to kids whose parents cant afford them

    08/12/2020 7:40:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/12/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    If you had any doubt that hard-left ideologues run government school systems in many (most?) places, take a look at Fairfax County, Virginia's most populous county, with over a million residents, one of the richest counties in the United States with an average household income well over one hundred thousand dollars. The educrats who run the Fairfax public schools have advised parents there not to hire tutors or organize informal homeschool "pods" to replace the shuttered schools because some parents cannot afford to do so, and that would be "unfair." Fairfax County (map credit: Home By School). I am...
  • Nonprofit mails 587,638 erroneous absentee ballot applications to Virginia voters

    08/09/2020 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    NBC News 12 ^ | 08.07.20 | By Graham Moomaw
    A misunderstanding of Virginias independent cities and counties apparently led a nonprofit voter registration group to mail 587,638 absentee ballot applications to Virginia voters that asked them to send the ballot back to the wrong election office. The Center for Voter Information said the mishap was an honest mistake mainly affecting voters in a handful of localities that share a name: including Fairfax City and Fairfax County, Richmond City and Richmond County, Roanoke City and Roanoke County, and Franklin City and Franklin County.... The mass mailing, which involved more than 2.2 million pre-filled absentee ballot applications statewide, sowed confusion for...
  • Virginia School District Develops New Anti-Racist Curriculum Shaped by Southern Poverty Law Center

    07/07/2020 1:01:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 7, 2020 | Alex Nester
    Teachers in Virginia's largest school district have developed a new "anti-racist" and "culturally responsible" curriculum that will be available to students as early as this fall. Social studies teachers from Fairfax County collaborated with other Virginia public school teachers to revamp their history curriculum, using a framework from Teaching Tolerance, the educational arm of the liberal nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center. The new curriculum encourages students to "examine materials, events, and institutions critically attending to power, position, and bias" and will be available for use in 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 11th-grade classrooms. Colleen Eddy, Fairfax County Public Schools social...
  • 5 teenagers shot at Fairfax Co. (VA) apartment complex

    07/07/2020 11:07:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WTOP News ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jose Umana and Valerie Bonk
    Police are searching for a gunman who shot five people, all teenagers, inside a Fairfax County, Virginia, apartment building early Tuesday morning. The incident happened around 1 a.m. in an apartment complex on the 7900 block of Janna Lee Avenue, in the Alexandria section of Fairfax. After receiving multiple phone calls, officers arrived at the scene to find all five victims suffering from gunshot injuries. Numerous rounds were fired during the incident, and the alleged shooter fled the scene before police arrived. The victims, three females and two males, ranged between 14 to 19 years old. They were all treated...
  • Northern Va. nowhere near ready to reopen under Northam plan, officials say

    05/10/2020 3:25:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2020 | Antonio Olivo, Rebecca Tan and Jenna Portnoy
    Northern Virginia, the states economic engine, is nowhere near ready to reopen Friday when Gov. Ralph Northam plans to begin lifting shutdown restrictions, the regions top elected officials said Sunday, citing the continuing increase in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. In a joint letter, the elected leaders in Northern Virginias five largest jurisdictions representing nearly 2.4 million residents told Northam (D) they are unwilling to lift restrictions in place since late March, which the governor plans to do in a limited capacity Friday in hopes of reviving the states ailing economy. Northam announced last week that he will begin...
  • Smoke From Controlled Burn At Quantico Spreads Across (Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC) Region

    03/08/2020 3:57:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Patch ^ | March 8, 2020 | Mark Hand
    A controlled burn occurring at Marine Corps Base Quantico Sunday afternoon near the Stafford and Fauquier county line is causing moderate to heavy smoke conditions in Prince William County and other areas of Northern Virginia, Maryland and D.C. The U.S. Forest Service is conducting the controlled burn of about 2,000 acres in the area. Individuals with respiratory illnesses or medical conditions that are aggravated by smoke should remain indoors until smoke conditions clear, according to the Prince William County Police Department. The controlled burn is expected to last two days. The controlled burn appears to have caught local jurisdictions off...
  • US Marine tests positive for coronavirus in Virginia, Pentagon says

    03/08/2020 1:43:55 AM PST · by deks · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2020 | Nick Givas
    A U.S. Marine assigned to Fort Belvoir, Va., tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Saturday, making him the first Marine to contract the disease and the third American service member to become infected.
  • Granules India Expansion Will Create More Than 100 Jobs In Virginia

    05/23/2017 3:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | May 23, 2017
    Granules India Ltd. will invest $35 million into its subsidiary, Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc., to expand its pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing capabilities in Fairfax County, VA. Before choosing Virginia, the company also considered New Jersey for the project, which will create 102 new jobs. In 2014, the company invested $15 million to establish its wholly-owned subsidiary operation, creating 75 jobs in Fairfax. India-based Granules India Ltd. manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Pharmaceutical Formulation Intermediates (PFIs), and Finished Dosages (FDs), distributed to customers in both regulated and semi-regulated markets. Setting up a development and manufacturing presence in the United States was the...
  • Virginia Investigating 3 Possible Coronavirus Cases

    01/26/2020 2:54:45 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 26, 2020 | Sophia Barnes
    The Virginia Department of Health is investigating three possible cases of the novel coronavirus. The three patients, two in central Virginia and one in Northern Virginia, meet the clinical and epidemiologic criteria for the virus that's prompted China to put millions under quarantine, the Virginia Department of Health said Sunday. The health department has not released more specific information about where the patients live, work or have traveled.
  • Virginia Bill Aims to Shut Down NRA Headquarters Range

    01/09/2020 4:30:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 85 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 7 January, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    NRA HQ Range in Fairfax, Virginia Virginia House Bill no. 567, prefiled on 6 January, 2020, and offered on 8 January, 2020, seems aimed particularly at the NRA headquarters range at 11250 Waples Mill Rd. in Fairfax, Virginia. HB 567 contains a number of provisions that single out the NRA HQ range from nearly all others. Here are the provisions of the bill: Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 12 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-511.2 as follows: 18.2-511.2. Indoor shooting...
  • Police Officers and Judge Push Back On Leftist Prosecutors Marijuana Sanctuary Policy

    01/07/2020 5:28:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 7, 2020 | Marina Medvin
    A handful of local police officers and the Honorable Mark C. Simmons, a General District Court Judge in Fairfax County, Virginia, pushed back on the progressive prosecutor backed by George Soros, who took office last week. The neoliberal Steve Descano has spent his first few days in office attempting to effectuate leftist political agenda with powers that he does not legally have. He declared that his lawyers will not prosecute simple marijuana possession crimes, essentially transforming Fairfax County into a marijuana sanctuary while possession continues to remain unlawful under Virginia state law. Virginia State Senator Mark Obenshain (R), who is also...
  • Virginia school system implements landmark policy allowing absences for student protests

    12/28/2019 1:00:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/19 | Geez Bonn
    Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools has implemented a landmark policy allowing students to take time off to participate in protests. Beginning Jan. 27, the school district will allow students in seventh through 12th grades one excused absence per year to participate in "civic engagement activities," according to multiple news outlets. Fairfax School Board member Ryan McElveen, who reportedly introduced the policy, said the rule may be the first of its kind in the U.S. and was made in response to a recent wave of student activism across the country. "I think we're setting the stage for the rest of the...
  • They escaped MS-13 in Central America only to find the gang thriving in northern Virginia

    12/03/2019 4:25:40 AM PST · by gattaca · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 3, 2019 | Anna Giaritelli |
    FAIRFAX, Virginia Immigrants who fled Central American countries to get away from transnational criminal organizations such as MS-13 have come to the United States only to find the exact same gangs terrorizing northern Virginia communities. Five federal and local officials who work on gang matters in the region told the Washington Examiner that while they do not have a way to calculate exactly how many people asylum seekers, temporary protected status recipients, immigrants, and those without documents have been victims of crimes committed by MS-13 and others, the immigrant community in Fairfax County, Virginia, is often on...
  • ICE officers in Va. capture Illegal Alien Released by Montgomery County, Md

    11/12/2019 12:57:35 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    <p>Topics in this post: ILLEGAL ALIENS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION MARYLAND MONTGOMERY COUNTY U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT 10 SHARES 83 VIEWS Share Tweet Subscribe: CDN Daily Briefing WASHINGTON Today, officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Washington field office arrested Luis Fredy Hernandez Morales, 48, at his residence in Springfield, Va. Hernandez was charged on Nov. 5 by the Montgomery County District Court with sexual abuse of a minor.</p>
  • Virginia School Board Candidate Warns Parents Of Graphic Sexual Content

    11/11/2019 5:30:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 9, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    A school board candidate in Northern Virginia may have lost the election, but shes not giving up the fight to protect children in her district. In a Facebook post, Fairfax County School Board candidate Priscilla DeStefano warned parents in the district that children as young as 6th grade would begin receiving graphic, highly inappropriate surveys on sexual activity, drug use, and more unless they take the time to opt out. We must be vigilant about what is going on in our schools, DeStefano wrote. I may have lost, but the fight is not over!! Starting this week, 6th, 8th,...
  • What I Learned About the Transgender Politics Injected Into This Affluent Countys Schools

    11/04/2019 9:01:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 3, 2019 | Cathy Ruse
    I live in Fairfax County, Virginia, which has the 10th-largest public school district in the nation, but I never focused on our public schools. My kids go to Catholic schools, and that was the center of our universe. I never focused, that is, until I heard that the Fairfax County School Board voted to let boys into the girls bathrooms. The vote was 10-1. Was there only one sane person on the Fairfax County School Board? I had to find out. So I began attending school board meetings. And there I saw moms and dads begging the school board to...
  • The lonely battle of the last Republican lawmaker from Northern Virginia

    11/04/2019 7:22:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2019 | Marc Fisher
    Tim Hugo, the last Republican legislator in the Virginia suburbs closest to Washington, calls himself "Delegate Pothole." He tweets about neighborhood detours, car break-ins and lane closings. "Be sure to find an alternative route!" he wrote ahead of repair work at one intersection. Ask him what impact President Donald Trump's unpopularity in Virginia is having on next week's pivotal state election, and Hugo says, "I focus on the local issues." Ask whether Democrats are succeeding in nationalizing the last election before the 2020 presidential contest, and Hugo says, "I focus on the local issues."