From the time we chose courses for the 8th grade, many Marshall students will remember being strongly encouraged by our counselors to pursue an advanced diploma. One of the biggest obstacles, however, to graduating with the advanced diploma is the obsolete requirement to take foreign language. The Virginia General Assembly’sContinue Reading

Timothy Ghazzawi went from student to teacher to traveler, and two years ago returned with a new role as an English teacher. In 2008, Ghazzawi graduated from Marshall. Now, 14 years later, he’s helping students meet the same goal. “I went to Marshall as a student, so in a wayContinue Reading

There are few childhood moments more sacred than waking up, refreshing a Twitter feed and running outside to build a snowman. But hold onto your hats, because snow days are under attack. The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation in early 2021 that allowed school districts to convert snow days intoContinue Reading

Glenn Youngkin defies state law for political points An executive order has to be worth more than the piece of paper it’s written on. Youngkin’s day-one executive order banning mask mandates ought to be thrown in the trash. It isn’t just reckless, it’s illegal. The General Assembly’s SB1303, written byContinue Reading

We’re over 600 days into the COVID-19 pandemic, but Fairfax County Public Schools is still lagging behind for coronavirus testing. FCPS recently announced new COVID-19 testing procedures, including optional opt-in parental consent forms that must be signed for any student to be tested as a plan to test 10% ofContinue Reading

Measles, mumps, chickenpox, Hepatitis, HPV: these are all viruses and diseases FCPS students are required to be immunized against. We should add to this list COVID-19. Last month, Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the nation, became one of the first school divisions to announceContinue Reading