Loudoun County, VA Education

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From Controversy to Currency? Aldie Resident Spurs Businesses To Step Up For Teachers

One local resident is putting her anger into action over fallout from challenge coins given to Loudoun County Public Schools teachers, in lieu of bonuses given to higher-level administrators. Elizabeth Whitley, a mother of four, including two students, said she was inspired to make lemonade out of lemons following a...
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With schools out, parents rush to enroll children in camps

Summer is here, and with many pandemic-related restrictions recently lifted, families are scrambling to find fun activities for their children while school is closed for the next few months. Many see camps as an opportunity to find a new interest — whether it be outdoors in nature, art, music, theater...
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'We've had quite the ride': LCPS graduates more than 6,300 seniors

As was to be expected, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic were chief among the talking points during high school graduation ceremonies in Loudoun County this week and last. But administrators, keynote speakers and valedictorians were even more emphatic in highlighting the positive takeaways of an undeniably turbulent year-and-a-half of...
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Final Groups of Loudoun Graduates Receive Diplomas Today

The final day of graduations kicked off early this morning with ceremonies at Loudoun County, Riverside and Woodgrove high schools. At Loudoun County High School, students and parents gathered on the front lawn of the school for their first big gathering in more than a year—and their last in high school, as they crossed the podium as high school graduates. For many, it was the first time they had been on campus in more than a year, with some students continuing the distance learning that began in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Behind the Scenes of the Effort to Recall Six Pro-Critical Race Theory Loudoun County School Board Members

Parents are organizing to recall six members of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) School Board who kept schools closed and reportedly allowed and encouraged Critical Race Theory curriculum. LCPS parent Ian Prior – one of the leaders behind Fight For Schools, the recall effort – informed The Virginia Star that they have secured more than the 10 percent of votes each member obtained during the last election – and they’ve been busy gathering more.
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School Board, Law Enforcement Reach Agreement for SRO Program

The School Board, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg Police Department on Monday night worked out a new Memorandum of Understanding for the School Resource Officer program. The current agreement is from 2015. A recent Virginia state law requires that a new document be implemented every two years. The...
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‘Education not Indoctrination’ rally held June 12

On Saturday June 12, a rally was held at the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg to bring attention to and stop the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Loudoun County Public Schools and across the country—and instead support unity. The rally “Education not Indoctrination” was attended by over 200...
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School’s Out: Students Mark End of Unprecedented Year

Today marked the final day of classes for Loudoun’s public school students, bringing to a close an unforgettable year. The year started last fall with all students logging into their classes from home as the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a continuation of distance learning. During the ensuing months they slowly transitioned to part-time, in-person classes before most students moved to four days of in-school instruction early this year.
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Loudoun County Schools Appealing “Tanner” Cross Decision

Byron “Tanner” Cross is the nitwit gym teacher who says, essentially, that his god commands him not to use preferred pronouns. On Friday, the Loudoun County Public Schools posted a statement (highlight added):. LCPS TO APPEAL CROSS DECISION. Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) will file an appeal of a June...
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State Legislators Honor LCPS Employees

Members of Loudoun County’s General Assembly delegation honored Loudoun County Public Schools’ employees with resolutions during the June 8 School Board meeting. District) presented Senate Resolution 538, commending Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) custodians and maintenance technicians. Accepting the resolution on behalf of LCPS were Kevin Primeau and Brian Schmidt.
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Letter: David Dickinson, Leesburg

Editor: Clearly, Loudoun parents are frustrated with our school district embarrassing itself on a national stage, and they are looking for ways to express their disappointment and frustration. While there are no scheduled School Board elections this year to vent these frustrations, there is a school bond referendum. I encourage...
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Crime Commission Awards $1K Scholarship

The Loudoun Crime Commission today awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Tuscarora High School graduate Madison Raborg. Raborg graduated from Monroe Advanced Technical Academy’s Administration of Justice program and will attend the University of Tampa this fall. “We know from your noteworthy academic and athletic accomplishments as a Tuscarora High School...
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School Board Agenda June 22

The Loudoun County School Board will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the School Board meeting room at the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices in Ashburn. The full meeting agenda is available on the LCPS website. The School Board will accept public comment three...
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Save Our Children from Public Schools | JBS News Analysis

In this edition of News Analysis, John Birch Society’s Bill Hahn presents “Save Our Children from Public Schools”. In a viral video last week, Xi Van Fleet spoke at a school board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia. Her remarks called out the school district for teaching Critical Race Theory and equated it as the American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ms. Van Fleet immigrated from China. She said she was taught Critical Theory as a young student growing up in China’s schools. Except instead of using race to divide people, the indoctrination focused on class.