Posts Tagged ‘teachers’

FCPS Budget Fall Out

This year Fairfax County Public Schools is battling a way to bolster its budget by $59.4 million to a total of $2.5 billion. Superintendent Karen K. Garza recently released her proposed budget calling for a reduction of $96.5 million, eliminating 731 positions. Here, a snapshot of her proposal.

Fairfax County Schools budget fallout

(March 2014)



U.S. Postal Service May Turn to Centralized Delivery to Cut Costs; Transportation Authority Plans Vote on NoVA Projects; Bob McDonnell Apologizes, Pays Back $120K in Loans to Star Scientific CEO; Fairfax Schools Look to Reduce Teacher Concerns; Hybrid Tire Slasher Remains at Large

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Compiled by Erica Fairbanks 

U.S. Postal Service May Turn to Centralized Delivery to Cut Costs

MyFoxDC

Transportation Authority Plans Vote on NoVA Projects

Washington Post

Bob McDonnell Apologizes, Pays Back $120K in Loans to Star Scientific CEO

WJLA

Fairfax Schools Look to Reduce Teacher Concerns

Fairfax Times

Hybrid Tire Slasher Remains at Large

Arlington Patch



Sequestration Looms, Blame Game Continues; Fairfax Teachers Express Frustration with Workload, Other Issues; Fairfax County Identifies, Registers Its Homeless; Transportation Compromise Offers Reprieve For Dulles Toll Road Drivers; Virginia Gov. McDonnell Announces High-Tech Traffic Management Coming to I-66

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Feb. 27, 2013

 

Sequestration Looms, Blame Game Continues

WUSA 9

Fairfax Teachers Express Frustration with Workload, Other Issues

Washington Post

Fairfax County Identifies, Registers Its Homeless

WJLA

Transportation Compromise Offers Reprieve For Dulles Toll Road Drivers

WAMU

Virginia Gov. McDonnell Announces High-Tech Traffic Management Coming to I-66

NBC 4

 

(Compiled by David Schuller)



Falls Church robbers duplicating bank cards; Metro closing some stations this weekend; Osbourn Park teacher wins national award; Loudoun teacher allegedly found drunk at school, resigns; and Arlington police make special delivery to Good Samaritans

Falls Church robbers duplicating bank cards

NBC Washington

Metro closing some stations this weekend

WTOP

Osbourn Park teacher wins national award

Inside NoVA

Loudoun teacher allegedly found drunk at school, resigns

FOX

Arlington police make special delivery to Good Samaritans

ArlNow



Let’s Dish! Doles Out Free Meals for Teachers

Posted by The Editorial Desk / Monday, August 8th, 2011

When it comes to people that are overworked and underappreciated, schoolteachers probably top the list. That’s why Let’s Dish, a Minneapolis based prepared food company, will be providing teachers with free meals every Wednesday between August 10 and August 31.

The deal is pretty generous in its definition of teachers, saying that “any teacher, educator or school administrator” is up for a free meal to feed a family of four to six. Qualifying educators need to create a Let’s Dish account by providing his or her e-mail address and proof of employment.

The goods up for grabs are:

  • Caribbean chicken fingers with parmesan green beans
  • Chili-lime chicken with black bean salsa
  • Beachfront shrimp al fresco
  • Greek pork wraps
  • Southwestern pinto burgers.

Considering their website uses the phrase “not enough hours in the day” about a dozen or so times, it’s not surprising that they’re trying to draw in the over-encumbered set. And even though it’s weird that they’re helping teachers lighten the load when school isn’t even in session, you can’t really argue with free.

Pick up your meals at any of these Let’s Dish locations:

Alexandria:

Pinecrest Shopping Center

6550-G Little River Turnpike

Alexandria VA 22312

Phone: (703) 750-0790

Ashburn

44260 Ice Rink Plaza #122

Cameron Chase Village Center

Ashburn VA 20147

Phone: (703) 858-7900

Fairfax

Fairfax Centre

11215 Lee Highway Suites N & P

Fairfax VA 22030

Phone: (703) 359-1450

-Kris King