Tuesday Morning Rundown

Workday at RTC Starbucks

Fewer SOLS for Virginia Students? — On the agenda at the 2014 Virginia General Assembly session in Richmond: test reform. Local legislators would like to see less emphasis on standardized testing and let teachers do project-based assessments instead. Several bills are in the works, one of which may bring the number of Virginia SOLs down to 26 from 34. [Washington Post]

SLHS Awards 103 International Baccalaureate Diplomas — Students from South Lakes High School’s Class of 2013 who met IB Diploma standards returned to school last week to receive their diplomas. IB diplomas are high-level honors in students must complete rigorous coursework and testing, write an extended essay and participate in community service. [Reston Patch]

Economic Impact? Not So Much for VW — Volkswagen of America has its headquarters in Herndon, which should mean big local impact. Not really. About 400 work in Herndon, and VA recently announced a $7 billion investment in North America, but that does not mean the big impact will be here. [Washington Business Journal]

Recent Stories

Owners of six Woofie’s franchises in Northern Virginia are hosting a “Paws in the Park” pet adoption event tomorrow (Saturday) at Wolf Trap National Park. Participating Woofie’s include Reston/Herndon, Ashburn-Leesburg,…

A Fairfax Connector bus to Tysons (staff photo by James Jarvis) The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has the green light to apply for a federal grant to replace…

Morning Notes

The splash pad at the Mosaic District in Merrifield has been turned on (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Congress Approves More National Airport Flights — “More long-haul flights are coming…

Fairfax County’s annual Summer Entertainment Series will kick off on June 1 (via Fairfax County Park Authority/Twitter) The Fairfax County Park Authority has composed a slate of summer shows, including…

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