Monday Morning Rundown

SLHS Band on the Run/Courtesy SLHS Band

Farewell, Snow Pile — The Washington Post has some fun with the remnants of the annual winter snow pile at Plaza America. [Washington Post]

Is TJ Unbalanced?  — The incoming class at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is 70 percent Asian, 20 percent White, 2.4 percent Hispanic, and 1.6 percent Black. Are minorities getting fair representation at the highly regarded magnet school? [Reston Connection]

Good FCPS Teachers Leaving — Fairfax County Public Schools’ teacher pay ranks fifth among area public schools systems. That may be causing good teachers to get jobs elsewhere. [WUSA9]

Gender Status May Be Added to FCPS’ Non-Discrimination Policy — Fairfax County School Board heard pros and cons of adding gender identity as a protected status. [WJLA]

Photo: South Lakes High School band members entertain runners on the paths at Band on the Run 5K Saturday/Courtesy SLHS Band

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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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