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New Survey: 83 Percent of Teens Bullied

New Survey: 83 Percent of Teens Bullied

CustomInk launches 4th Annual "Be Good to Each Other" Campaign; celebrities support cause with custom T-shirts.
Wal-Mart Mini-Store Coming to VCU Campus

Wal-Mart Mini-Store Coming to VCU Campus

As part of a pilot program, Wal-Mart is bringing its fifth "Walmart on Campus" to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
7 Odd Items Included in Tax-Free Weekend

7 Odd Items Included in Tax-Free Weekend

Back-to-school shoppers can pick up a number of not-so-school-related items during Virginia’s tax-free weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 1
Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Three days with tons of school supplies and clothes available tax-free.
George Mason University on 'Great Colleges to Work For' List

George Mason University on 'Great Colleges to Work For' List

Survey of staff, policies highlight work-life balance and respect and appreciation, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Camp Preparing Future Chefs for a Sustainable Kitchen

Camp Preparing Future Chefs for a Sustainable Kitchen

Empowered Wellness and George Mason University's Nutrition Kitchen hosting summer program.
Fairfax Elementary Schools to Scrap 'Half-Mondays' by September

Fairfax Elementary Schools to Scrap 'Half-Mondays' by September

Fairfax County Public Schools voted 10-1 Thursday to end a decades-old policy mandating elementary school students to be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays.
GMU to Auction Furniture from Hotel, Conference Center

GMU to Auction Furniture from Hotel, Conference Center

The Mason Inn and Conference Center closed in late 2013.
Less Dress Stress, Free Prom Gowns Available at Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop

Less Dress Stress, Free Prom Gowns Available at Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop

Annual May event lets students with financial challenges dress in style — last three days May 30 thru June 1.
George Mason University Graduates More Than 7,500

George Mason University Graduates More Than 7,500

School shares commencement photo gallery.
What do Teenagers do Saturday Nights? Find Out

What do Teenagers do Saturday Nights? Find Out

What you learn from this teen panel Thursday night may surprise you.
TJHSST Ranked Fourth-Best High School in the United States

TJHSST Ranked Fourth-Best High School in the United States

In U.S. News and World Report best high school rankings, several Fairfax County schools were named the top 10 in Virginia, and three schools were in the top 100 nationwide.
Sweet Dream? Fairfax Students Could Get Extra Hour of ZZZZs

Sweet Dream? Fairfax Students Could Get Extra Hour of ZZZZs

Board will consider changing start times so kids get more sleep.
Fairfax County Public Schools Schedule for Remainder of the School Year

Fairfax County Public Schools Schedule for Remainder of the School Year

Today (Monday) is a snow make-up day and will be a full day of school.
Frost Middle School Saying Farewell to Principal Jackson

Frost Middle School Saying Farewell to Principal Jackson

Administrator retiring after more than a decade at Fairfax area school, 31 years in the district.
FCPS to Offer College Financial Aid Workshops at Eight Middle Schools in April and May

FCPS to Offer College Financial Aid Workshops at Eight Middle Schools in April and May

Among the topics to be covered are financial aid basics, understanding the cost of attending college, saving for college and resources available from FCPS.
Fairfax County Public Schools Makes Weather Announcement for Monday

Fairfax County Public Schools Makes Weather Announcement for Monday

Forecast is calling for snow on Monday.
Deadline April 1 for 10 $1,000 Scholarships for Fairfax County High School Seniors

Deadline April 1 for 10 $1,000 Scholarships for Fairfax County High School Seniors

Celebrate Fairfax is giving out 10 $1,000 scholarships.
Paul VI High School Move: Fresh Press, 'Feasibility' Hurdles in Fairfax City Exit

Paul VI High School Move: Fresh Press, 'Feasibility' Hurdles in Fairfax City Exit

Supporters of the school's current location campaign to get diocese to change its mind about Loudoun move.