Committee calls for investigation into Fairfax schools’ hiring practices; developer won’t tear down Iota Club

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, May 12.

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee is calling for an outside investigator to explore whether Fairfax County Public Schools discriminated against hiring black teachers.
(The Washington Post)

The developer helming renovations at Market Common in Clarendon said Iota Club and Cafe will not be affected.
(ARLnow)

Verizon will acquire Glen Allen-based communication technology company Straight Path Communications for $3.1 billion.
(WTOP)

There will be 85 Bike to Work Day pit stops across the region on May 19, including seven in Arlington, that will offer food and drink to commuters from 6:30-9 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.
(ARLnow)

Three hearings are taking place over MS-13 gang killings that have led to the arrests of 18 teens and young adults in the region.
(The Washington Post)

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