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Members of the Chicago Teachers’ Union picket while on strike for better compensation and school services in October of 2019 after their old contract expired. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Falls Church Teachers’ Union negotiates for a better contract

Binyamin Hassan, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

This March, after two years of collective action from school employees, the Falls Church City School Board voted on and approved a resolution regarding collective bargaining. This resolution equips faculty...

A collective bargaining agreement has recently been instituted in Falls Church Schools, and while teachers have mixed opinions, the outlook is generally positive. (Graphic by Anna Goldenberg)

Teachers react as Falls Church releases new collective bargaining resolution

Anna Goldenberg, News Editor May 8, 2023

In May of 2021, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law that allowed cities, counties, towns, and school boards to engage in collective bargaining with their employees, as long as the local government...

Meridian has gender neutral bathrooms, which can be used by all students, providing safety to trans and non-binary students. However, not all students in Virginia have this luxury. (Photo by Anna Goldenberg)

Youngkin’s recent transgender policies could cause a lot of harm

Anna Goldenberg, News Editor October 10, 2022

Every day, thousands of transgender and non-binary students in Virginia are forced to cope with the humiliation that comes with being misgendered, deadnamed, and bullied. New model policies released...

Religion in schools: Its complicated

Religion in schools: It’s complicated

Colter Adams, Managing Editor November 18, 2016

“It is the policy of the Falls Church City Public Schools to remain neutral in matters of religion,” said the FCCPS School Board Policy Section 6.8. Possibly due to the ambiguous nature of this...

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