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Survey on Substitute Teachers – Results are In!

March 9th, 2017

  FEA members expressed to FEA leadership and staff their frustration with the shortage of qualified substitute teachers, so we put together a survey to determine the scope and nature of the problem. We found that overall there is a shortage of substitutes.  Imagine our shock! Also, we found that many substitutes lack the background… View Article

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Grassroots Coalition Rejects Fairfax Budget Proposal, Urges Board of Supervisors to Invest in the Community

February 17th, 2017

  Immediately following Fairfax County Executive Ed Long’s budget proposal to the Board of Supervisors, a grassroots coalition of local families, small business owners, county employees, teachers and firefighters called on the Board of Supervisors to work with the public to pass a budget which “Invests in Fairfax.” “It is unacceptable that in the wealthiest… View Article

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Update on the ERFC Push – Good News!

February 14th, 2017

FEA members wrote hundreds of emails to the School Board, made hundreds of phone calls, and told our stories of how ERFC (the Fairfax supplemental retirement program) changes would impact FCPS employees.  Our efforts culminated in over 50 supporters of ERFC attending the School Board meeting last Thursday. Because of all you did, the Fairfax… View Article

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Fairness and Retirement

February 6th, 2017

Sisters and Brothers, The FCPS School Board still has a plan to take money from your colleagues’ retirement to fill the gap for potential salaries. The battle is not finished but I wanted to update you on the progress so far. Over the past few months, the Fairfax Education Association has done the following: FEA… View Article

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Welcome Back!

September 11th, 2016

The Fairfax Education Association welcomes you to the 2016-17 school year! We hope you had a chance to get some rest and relaxation in preparation for a great year in Fairfax County Public Schools. We are excited to continue our relationship with you and other members as the premier employee’s union in the county. We… View Article

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Kimberly Adams: It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

June 24th, 2016

The end of the school year is here. For me, it means that I will soon conclude a three-year journey as your FEA President. This fall, I will resume my prior life as a school librarian. In my term of office, I have welcomed a new superintendent, experienced changes many of us never thought possible… View Article

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FEA Survey about FCPS Teacher Performance Evaluation Program (TPEP)

June 19th, 2016

Program Costs a Lot of Educators’ Time but Isn’t Useful Read the FULL SURVEY RESULTS HERE. FEA recently conducted a survey of members’ views about teacher evaluations. The Teacher Performance Evaluation Program (TPEP) was rolled out in FCPS in 2012 in response to changes in Virginia state mandates. It was supposed to provide an opportunity for… View Article

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Huge Win for Public Education in Fairfax County

May 28th, 2016

  Thursday night, the Fairfax County Public School Board voted to approve the final budget. This vote was the final step in a huge win for the Fairfax Education Association and everyone who cares about providing a great education to the children of Fairfax County. It has been a long journey.  At the start of the budget… View Article

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Results from the Survey About CLTs

April 20th, 2016

FEA conducted a survey of teacher-scale FEA members to learn about the implementation of Collaborative Learning Teams (CLTs) in Fairfax County Public Schools. Key findings include: The implementation of CLTs varies widely around the county. Nearly half of all respondents attend two or more required CLTs per week. The rate is higher in elementary (52%)… View Article

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Media Coverage of our Event for Fully Funding FCPS Budget

March 9th, 2016

Send a letter to the Board of Supervisors here: https://goo.gl/x4HUxP

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