In addition to the January 5 Georgia runoff elections for U.S. Senate, there is another special election far closer to home, to be held on the same day. In Virginia’s 2nd Delegate District, incumbent Jennifer D. Carroll Foy vacated her seat in order to run for governor on the Democrat side.
Heather Mitchell, formerly a senior aide to the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, is the Republican nominee. She faces Democrat Candi King. Mitchell recently joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program, to discuss her priorities if elected to Virginia’s House of Delegates.
While some families, especially those with financial means, have been able to mitigate school disruptions through in person options such as homeschooling, private schools, charter schools, and innovative models like microschools and “learning pods,” for many families, their children’s residentially assigned public school remains their only financially available option. Unfortunately, more than 50 percent of all public-school students in the United States began school remotely this fall. These children, including those with special needs, are being underserved due to the public education system’s failure to provide in-person learning options.
Students whose families pay tuition for their education are also facing significant hardships due to the economic disruptions caused by the pandemic.
A nonprofit organization that advocates for families is accusing Fairfax County teachers union officials of violating Virginia law that prohibits public-sector strikes when the union organized with hundreds of teachers to take a mental health sick day in October.
According to Virginia law, a public-sector employee is deemed to have terminated his or her employment if the employee refuses to perform his or her duties as a means to obstruct, impede or suspend an operation of the government employer in concert with two or more employees. The law states such a person will not be eligible for employment by a public agency for 12 months after the strike.
While the nation is focused on the January 5 Georgia runoff elections for U.S. Senate, there is a critical special election far closer to home, also scheduled for January 5, 2021.
Heather Mitchell, formerly a senior aide to the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, is the Republican nominee for Delegate in Virginia’s 2nd District. She faces Democrat Candi King.
Control of the U.S. Senate — and the future of our nation — all comes down to Georgia’s January 5 runoff elections.
A hard-hitting ad from the Stop Socialism Now PAC lays out what is at stake. “Imagine: Biden and Harris in the White House, Pelosi as Speaker, and Schumer runs the Senate — all because Georgia lost our two Senate runoff seats to Democrats Jon Ossof and Rafael Warnock,” Congresswoman-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene says in the ad.
Rush Limbaugh’s final broadcast of 2020 aired nationwide on Wednesday. The show looked back on the year, to include Limbaugh’s ongoing battle with advanced, “stage IV” lung cancer. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October and then to November and then to December,” Limbaugh noted. “And yet here I am.” In keeping with tradition, Limbaugh concluded his year-end show with Mannheim Steamroller’s “Silent Night.” As the music began, the legendary host shared the following message with his millions of listeners…
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) has maintained its standards for demonstrated excellence, particularly in STEM disciplines, in great part from its steadfast support of the Fairfax County Business Community and individuals who champion academic ability. Forward thinkers knew that Virginia’s ability to attract companies to build the economy in science and technology was dependent on a stellar educational system.
On December 7, 2020, Black and Brown parents — Dr. Harry Jackson and journalist, Ms. Asra Nomani, parents of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology students — filed a formal complaint with Fairfax County Public Schools…
Citing the “detrimental effects” of the educational status quo, Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts is calling for the county’s government-run schools to reopen their doors — or give out vouchers so families can find alternatives.
“For too many students, virtual learning has been a disaster,” Knotts said today. “Sadly, the detrimental effects of long-term school closures are not confined to academics — the mental health consequences of social isolation are very real.”
Allowing families to choose schools that are more suited to their children may play a key role in improving student mental health, including reducing adolescent suicide rates, suggests new research published in the peer-reviewed journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement.
The study is the first of its kind to examine the relationship between U.S. school choice policies and teen suicide and mental health issues.
Fairfax Dems unleashed a tweetstorm Tuesday evening, raging against critics of the “all-Democratic Fairfax County School Board.” Notwithstanding the school board’s many failures, county Democrats vowed to back all current board members, including those facing down a grassroots recall effort.
The nonpartisan “OpenFCPS” coalition issued a scathing response Tuesday night