EDUCATION

When choosing a school for your child, many factors have to be considered. For example, the teaching style, the location, and the curriculum are important criteria to take into account. Another crucial factor is class size. Many studies have shown that the lower the student-teacher ratio, the higher the student achievement. The article, “How important […]

Summer camps, recreational activities, special events… For most parents seeking fun programs for their children, opportunities abound in Northern Virginia. Hundreds of camps, enrichment programs, indoor playgrounds, sports teams, leadership organizations, and more are available to them. Some other parents are not so lucky, especially when it comes to summer camps. For these families, finding […]

Editor’s Picks for Best Schools and Camps It’s winter, it’s cold, and the kids still have many months left in the school year. But as many parents know, this is the time of year when many families look ahead to summer months and how the kids will spend it. It may seem like it’s far […]

As the largest school district in the state of Virginia and the 10th largest in the United States, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is constantly striving to provide quality education to its nearly 190,000 students through innovative advancements in education and technology. One such advancement began in 2013, when FCPS teachers, principals, and school board […]

With the rate of change in our world accelerating and all kinds of new opportunities being created by technological innovation, lifelong learning is now a necessity skill for keeping up-to-date, staying relevant and thriving. Yet despite a wide range of devices in the hands of students and educators, a recent global report by the Organization for […]

How The Nysmith School Keeps Students Passionate About Learning Most children can’t wait to start school and approach the beginning of their academic careers with breathless anticipation. Kindergartners and first- and second-graders in particular are known for their giddy excitement about what they learn and do in school.  Alarmingly, recent studies have shown that from […]

Northern Virginia has some of the best public school systems in the United States. Still, many local families choose to send their children to private schools. Why take on the extra expense? From smaller class sizes to advanced programs and some unique environments and features, private schools generally can offer more than public schools, often [...]

Health is Right School Program Starts Strong Imagine a world where all people live healthy and decent lives. That is what many students throughout the Northern Virginia area are starting to do thanks to the efforts of the Health Is Right School Program. This Youth Teams project is another brainchild of Dr. Kavian Milani, whose […]