STEM Passions Lead to Competition and Education

Amanda M. Socci Education

Neha Bhat and Nithya Chintalapati are two young ladies whose passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has driven them to pursue opportunities in the field to inspire others to love it as much as they do.  Currently, they are students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in Alexandria.  Bhat, a senior, and Chintalapati, a …

Preparing for the SAT: Helping your teen achieve academic success

Susan Baldani Education

Getting a good education is often the precursor to a successful career. Parents want to ensure that their children have the best preparation for life after high school graduation. For many, this often means an advanced degree. However, getting into their top choice college can be difficult. One important factor is the SAT score. Most universities use it as a …

The Montessori Way with Brooksfield School

TysonsToday Staff Education

Founded in 1987, Brooksfield School is a private school in McLean dedicated to the gentle explorations of Montessori education. Its logo is a simple series of loops that forms a tree. The interconnected loops drop down into the trunk of the tree which joins the “K” in the school’s name. Its purposeful choice of logo efficiently marries its prime woodlands …

Extraordinary Teens

TysonsToday Staff Education, Talk of Tysons

VivaTysons Reston Lifestyles magazine and TysonsToday is thrilled to present our readers with a selection of exceptional teens from our local area we found through personal recommendations and Internet searches. Teen Participants from (the) Unruly Theatre Project Hometowns: mostly McLean, Vienna, and Herndon VivaTysons Reston Lifestyle magazine called both the McLean Community Center as well as the old Firehouse Teen …

Keeping Classroom Sizes Small For Higher Student Achievement

Susan Baldani Education

When choosing a school for your child, many factors have to be considered. For example, the teaching style, the location, and the curriculum are important criteria to take into account. Another crucial factor is class size. Many studies have shown that the lower the student-teacher ratio, the higher the student achievement. The article, “How important is class size?” published on …

Ashburn teen wins US Women’s Chess Championship

Michael Dranove Education

On March 30th, 17-year-old Jennifer Yu became the first teenager in 18 years to win the US Women’s Chess Championship, marking another milestone in Yu’s ascendant career. A junior at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Yu began playing chess at the age of 7 after joining a club at her elementary school in California. As The Washington Post reports, …

70,000 sq.ft Children’s Science Center coming to Dulles

Michael Dranove Education, Real Estate, Tysons Update

The Virginia General Assembly approved a first round of funding last month for construction of a regional science center in Dulles. Working in partnership with the Fairfax-based Children’s Science Center at Fair Oaks Mall, legislators approved $2.3 million for the initial phases of construction. According to a press release, the project will cost around $70 million in total, with Loudon …

Herndon High School presents, “The Sound of Music”

Tysons Today Education, Theatre & Dance

Source: The Patch By: Renee Maxwell Herndon High School presents The Sound of MusicMusic by Richard RodgersLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBook by Howard Lindsay and Russel CrouseSuggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp Spring is alive with the sound of Herndon!  Join Herndon High School students as they present “The Sound of Music.”  Set in Austria just prior …

Reston 5th grader becomes elementary school winner in statewide Thank a Teacher Art Contest

Michael Dranove Art & Culture, Education

Reston Now reports that on March 21st, Elizaveta (Liza) Godlevskaia became Virginia’s elementary school winner of its Thank a Teacher Art Contest, sponsored by the Virginia lottery.  Secretary of Education Atif Qarni joined representatives from the Virginia Lottery, FCPS Fine Arts Office, Aldrin school administrators, students, and Godlevskaia’s parents in surprising the 5th grader at a school assembly last Thursday …