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Fairfax County is home to one of the largest and most complex public school systems in the country. The daily business of meeting expectations in this school district has also gotten more complicated, now that a major statewide budget shortfall is looming over all Virginia schools. We talk with Jack Dale, Fairfax County’s superintendent, about the challenges that lie ahead for principals, teachers, students and parents in the district.
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Dale responds to listener concern about funding for Gifted and Talented (GT) programs:
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