Should students take fewer tests? – Complaints about rote memorization and over-tested schoolchildren are prompting proposals to reform Virginia’s Standards of Learning tests. [Fredericksburg.com]

Manassas City Schools Elects New Chairman of Board –A man who has served on the Manassas City School Board since 2006 is now serving as its chairman[Patch]

Cooperative Extension Offers Tips for Buying a House and Other Financial Management Classes —  ?First-time homebuyers, who find the thought of buying a house daunting, can get help from the Virginia Cooperative Extension, which offers a seminar to arm people with the knowledge they need to get through the process with their nerves intact. [Prince William County]