Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 30

Congratulations Dr. Holsworth!

On Friday, June 29th , Governor Bob McDonnell announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Holsworth to the Virginia Commonwealth University board of visitors. If you have been a member of VASSP for more than one year, then you must know and have heard Bob Holsworth.  Dr. Holsworth, a former dean at VCU and now a managing …

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Jun 21

Some Thoughts as You Prepare for the 2012 – 2013 School Year

I know that you are just getting used to relative calm and quiet in your buildings now that the school year is over and students and staff have left you alone. Take your break as you certainly deserve it and the relative quiet that comes with an empty building.  While you are cleaning the piles of …

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Jun 13

College Admissions and Student Debt: Can Students Consider the Alternatives?

If you are a parent of a recent high school graduate, allow me to extend my congratulations and also my hope that all goes well with your graduate and his/her future. You no doubt have been placed in a position along with your graduate of choosing the best fit for education beyond high school and …

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Jun 12

Fairfax Administrators Thwart Board Intrusion Into Discipline Policy

The issue of planned notification for parents before their child is questioned about serious offenses in schools has surfaced in Northern Virginia. Last week at the June 7th school board meeting, the Fairfax County School Board voted to postpone action on a policy that would change the notification process for children involved in serious infractions, including …

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Jun 05

Board of Education Submits Revised NCLB Waiver Application

The Virginia Board of Education submitted a revised application to the United States Department of Education (USED) for a waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The revisions address issues raised by USED during its review of the commonwealth’s original NCLB waiver application, which was approved by the …

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