Tuesday Morning Rundown

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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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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.

He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.

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