Reston, VA

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]


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