Top 125 Schools In Virginia For 2019: New List

Deb Belt - The Patch Education

Via The Patch By Deb Belt  How’s this for thorough: You can find out if your district or city has the best schools of any grade level, public and private, in Virginia. Niche.com, which specializes in all different types of rankings, released a new 2019 list slightly different than its usual rankings. This time around, Niche ranked what it says are the …

Summer Camps

Patricia Lee Hall Education

Editor’s Picks for Best Schools and Camps It’s winter, it’s cold, and the kids still have many months left in the school year. But as many parents know, this is the time of year when many families look ahead to summer months and how the kids will spend it. It may seem like it’s far in advance, but since some …

Teacher Pay: How Virginia Ranks

Elizabeth Janney Around Town, Education

Via The Patch VIRGINIA — School funding and teacher pay drove at least 177 teachers to run for election in recent midterm elections. At least 42 of them won, mostly in statehouse races. While more teachers lost their elections than won, teachers still tout the impact their activism had on voters. Nationally, teachers were paid an average annual salary $60,483 …

Helping Your Child Succeed: Is It Time to Experience the Montessori Difference?

Kathleen McDonough Education

With the rate of change in our world accelerating and all kinds of new opportunities being created by technological innovation, lifelong learning is now a necessity skill for keeping up-to-date, staying relevant and thriving. Yet despite a wide range of devices in the hands of students and educators, a recent global report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) suggests …

Keeping the Love Alive

Kathleen McDonough Education, Staff Picks

How The Nysmith School Keeps Students Passionate About Learning Most children can’t wait to start school and approach the beginning of their academic careers with breathless anticipation. Kindergartners and first- and second-graders, in particular, are known for their giddy excitement about what they learn and do in school.  Alarmingly, recent studies have shown that from third grade on a child’s …

VivaTysons’ Picks for Top Private Schools

Patricia Lee Hall Education, Features

Northern Virginia has some of the best public school systems in the United States. Still, many local families choose to send their children to private schools. Why take on the extra expense? From smaller class sizes to advanced programs and some unique environments and features, private schools generally can offer more than public schools, often limited by budgetary and policy …

Students Step Up

Tysons Today Around Town, Education, Features

Health is Right School Program Starts Strong Imagine a world where all people live healthy and decent lives. That is what many students throughout the Northern Virginia area are starting to do thanks to the efforts of the Health Is Right School Program. This Youth Teams project is another brainchild of Dr. Kavian Milani, whose Center for Health and Human …

Summer Camps Kids Are Raring To Go To

Tysons Today Education, Features, Staff Picks

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1514476766533{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Summer may seem like a long way off, but it will be upon us soon enough. To help you plan some fun, enriching experiences for your children, we’ve put together a list of summer camp options to consider, ranging from day camps that encourage them to move or explore their creativity to learning experiences that …

Find Success With Reggio Emilia Approach To Learning

Tysons Today Education

At the beginning of September, Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (BEECC) welcomed Robin Cohen to the role of Center Director for the 2017-18 school year, with her goals being to enhance the fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum and foster an environment that respects children’s ideas and thoughts while encouraging exploration of the world around them. The school, located …

Education Review

Cassandra Parker Education, Features

Private Schools and Tutoring Throughout the area are several extraordinary private schools dedicated to superior learning across all grades. Whether a family is seeking rigorous instruction, more individual attention or specialized programs, there are private schools that offer opportunities that may not be readily available through public schools. While the following is not an exhaustive list of schools in the …