Wednesday Morning Rundown

Lake Anne

Two Reston Companies Among Fortune 500 — Reston-based Leidos and NII Holdings were among the 10 Fairfax County firms chosen as part of the 2014 Fortune 500 list. NII Holdings, a mobile communications company, is ranked 495. Leidos, technology consulting, is 442. [Fairfax County Economic Development Authority]

Montgomery Schools Chief Urges No Bell Change — Fairfax County Public Schools are looking at changing high school start times in order for students to get more sleep. A similar measure is on the books across the Potomac in Maryland’s Montgomery County, but the MCPS Superintendent said Tuesday he does not recommend the change because it would be too costly at about $21 million. There is also considerable pushback from elementary school parents.  [Bethesda Now]

Local High Schools Shut Out Of Cappies — Students from Herndon and South Lakes High Schools were not among the winners at Sunday’s 2014 Cappies Awards. The awards, voted on by student critics, honor high school theatre students. [Reston Patch]

FCPS and Potential Business Partners Meet Up — Fairfax County Public Schools are looking for support from the business community.  The Foundation for FCPS brought companies and school administrators together to talk about potential partnerships last week at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. [Fairfax Times]

Recent Stories

The widening of Elden Street from four to six lanes  — a roughly $40.6 million project — is expected to begin in late 2022. The Virginia Department of Transportation plans…

A local mental health practice is on the move. Dr. Goldberg & Associates plans to open move into a larger location by Nov. 1, a business representative tells Reston Now….

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A Food Lion in Herndon (via Google Maps) Fairfax County’s new plastic bag tax, set to take effect on Jan. 1, drew both support and opposition from the supermarket industry….


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