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It’s every citizens’ right to vote, but Virginia is being actively targeted by groups trying to suppress the rights of people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals. Stand with us against Voter Suppression. Join VEA, New Virginia Majority, and special guest Kerry Washington this evening at 7pm ET for the premiere of #VirginiaVotes, a virtual event […]
The Fairfax Education Association held a car rally today that started at Luther Jackson Middle School and ended with multiple loops around the FCPS Gatehouse where the FCPS School Board was meeting “virtually” to discuss the return to school in the fall of 2020. Below are some video coverage from Channel 7 News and Fox […]
July 17, 2020 Dear School Board Members, Dr. Brabrand, and FCPS Leadership Team, The Fairfax Education Association held a town hall this past Wednesday dedicated to hearing from your Educational Support Personnel (ESP) and addressing their unanswered questions. We are concerned that FCPS has not communicated with all employees regarding the upcoming school year and […]
Sign the Petition! FEA is supportive of the idea that it would help decision makers to understand the impact of their decisions if they do a walk-through of what a school day would really look like. Please sign this teacher’s petition to ask administrators and school board members to participate in this exercise.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Rally for PPE! Protect Health and Safety. Pose Questions. Expect Answers. The link to the video is HERE. Executive Director Kim Anderson joined us from NEA to stand with us in solidarity regarding FCPS’s promise of a choice for all educators and families. School board member […]
UPDATE: Contact your elected officials in Fairfax County as well as Superintendent Dr. Scott Brabrand and Dr. James Lane Superintendent of Instruction for Virginia. Click here to SEND the letters. You can find the link to the Town Hall Video HERE. Thank you to all who were able to join us via ZOOM as Dr. […]
President Kimberly Adams shares the FEA positions on return to schools in the EdWeek Teaching Blog – featured story, June 30. In Fairfax, Va., administrators asked parents to choose an enrollment option—entirely remote instruction or a hybrid approach. In the first option, students would receive “virtual, interactive instruction” four days a week. In the second option, students […]
Fairfax County, VA – On Tuesday, June 23, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) issued an updated “return to school” plan that appeared to provide employees and students with the option to work and learn in the environment that they feel is most safe for the 2020-2021 school year. FCPS has asked employees and families to […]
On “Freedom’s Eve,” or the eve of January 1, 1863, the first Watch Night services took place. On that night, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. At the stroke of midnight, prayers were answered as all enslaved […]