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FCPS Class Sizes On the Rise? — The Fiscal Year 2015 Fairfax County Public Schools’ $2.5 billion budget proposal includes bigger class sizes to cope with staffing costs. The draft asks for an increase of 0.5 students per teacher in elementary and middle schools and 1.0 student per teacher in high school. That accounts for $15.2 million in savings to help close the school system’s $132 million deficit overall, says Superintendent Karen Garza. But what will that mean to the schools in the long run? [Fairfax Times]

The Science of Crash Reconstruction — Discovering just what happened in an auto crash takes forensic skill in Fairfax County. [The Connection]

Flu Hits Northern Virginia — Virginia Department of Health says the state has been hit hard. How can you avoid catching it? [Vienna Patch]

Webb to Retire — Reston’s Alan Webb, a 2004 track and field Olympian and former American high school recordholder in the mile, will end his pro racing career this winter. He will retire after next month’s Milrose Games and then will train for triathlons. Webb, 31, is a South Lakes High School graduate. [Runner’s World]

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Snow on bridge in Reston’s The Glade (photo by Marjorie Copson) Deadline for Feedback on School Calendars Extended — “Thank you to the approximately 23,000 families, staff, students, and community…

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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