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Montgomery Co. ed board strips religious holiday references from new calendar

Montgomery County Board of Education voted Tuesday to remove religious labels off school holidays. But members of the Islamic community say the adjustments to the school calendar do nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:18am EST

Tags: Montgomery County Public Schools, Holidays, eid

Fairfax County considers school calendar changes to prepare for snow days

Last winter's severity resulted in makeup days that will keep students in Fairfax County in class until the end of June. Now, Fairfax County Public Schools is rethinking its calendar, in part to avoid a repeat.

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 04:46am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, Andrew Mollenbeck

No August opening for Virginia schools likely

Efforts to allow Virginia schools to open before Labor Day and a repeal of the so-called 'Kings Dominion' law have effectively died in the General Assembly.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:17am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Kings Dominion law, tourism, Hank Silverberg