Friday Morning Rundown

Flowers at RA Community Garden Lake Anne

Cops Say Slow Down — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County Police Department and dozens of homeowner association and Neighborhood Watch residents kicked off a new community-wide speed initiative at the FCPD driver training track in Chantilly on Thursday. New signs will be added to remind drivers to “Slow Down, We Live Here; You Live Here.” [Fairfax County Police]

SOL Scores Stay Flat — Fairfax County Public Schools’ Standards of Learning scores showed minimal improvement this year, state data shows. While county schools fared better than peers across the state on the 2013-14 Standards of Learning exams, they struggled to bounce back from the large scoring drops of the previous year, when new tests were introduced. [Fairfax Times]

Kudos to LHMS’ Threlkeld — Timothy Threlkeld, who has taught technology and engineering education at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston for eight years, was named Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association Middle School Teacher of the Year. Threlkeld is known for teaching technological skills to his students while helping them understand the challenges of their use. His students learn problem solving skills; participate in project design, testing, and evaluation; build prototypes; and learn workplace readiness, the school system says. [FCPS]

 Photo: RA Community Garden Lake Anne

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