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Working toward English Literacy in Alexandria

Campagna Center program helps immigrants.

"Good morning ladies." Marcia D'Arcangelo stands in the large central room greeting teachers and students as they walk by, headed for their English classes. She is director of the New Neighbor ELL program in Alexandria funded by the Campagna Center. "We have nine different levels here. We recently added a new entry level of literacy when we discovered some people didn't know the basics of the English language, like the alphabet," D'Arcangelo said.

Alexandria Commentary: Improving Academic Achievement

Academic achievement is not accidental but rather the result of a sustained focus on rigor, relevance, engagement and coherence. At its best, academic achievement reflects a relentless determination to reach and teach all students.

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St. Mary’s School in Alexandria Hosts Christmas Bazaar

St. Mary’s School held its annual Christmas Bazaar at the school on Green Street on Saturday, Nov. 22.

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Six-Billion Reasons To Persevere in Alexandria

Mentoring

“Can you read me the answer you came up with?” “Six-million …” “Wait … look again.” “Oh yeah! Six-billion…” “Did you ever think you would be able to do a math problem that would have an answer in the billions?”

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Glory Days in Alexandria

ASC celebrates Old Oaken Bucket rivalry.

From George Washington High School’s opening in 1935 until 1968, Thanksgiving mornings were synonymous with the pinnacle matchup of Virginia high school football. Residents and visitors braved plummeting temperatures and postponed culinary preparations to attend the grand spectacle of talent and grit known as the Old Oaken Bucket rivalry between GW and Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School.

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TC Hosts Holiday Craft Show in Alexandria

Girls from the TC varsity softball team greeted shoppers to the annual school craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 22. More than 40 artists and craftsmen set up booths in the school cafeteria offering a selection of home and gift ideas.

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Education on Wheels

Mobile classroom brings tutoring to students.

When Chris Sexton noticed her 10-year-old son was having educational difficulties, she searched for ways to help him. She found a solution in what she calls a “magic school bus.” The bus driver, and teacher, was Anne Thomas of Alexandria.

Alexandria: Preparing for Next School Budget

Alexandria Public Schools staff meet with local community to discuss the future of the budget

At a public forum on the Alexandria City Public Schools’ (ACPS) Budget, parents and local citizens split into groups and were asked what programs were needed for the children.

Alexandria:Found Money

School Board votes to fund increased cost of TC tennis courts. jump

The six tennis courts at T.C. Williams High School will not cost $800,000 as originally planned.

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Alexandria: Hopkins House Celebrates 75 Years

Learning center helps shape youngsters’ futures.

With a mission to “Build the foundation for the future,” Hopkins House in Alexandria celebrated 75 years of success on Nov.1.

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Homecoming 2014

T.C. Williams High School celebrated homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Wicked Fun

ACPS students make Halloween visit to the White House.

Forget South Lee Street in Old Town. For 44 fifth-graders from Patrick Henry Elementary School, the White House was the place to be on Halloween.

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Sharing Fun of Reading

Volunteering with The Reading Connection.

Diana Mertz opened the door to the Ruby Tucker Center on Tancil Court in Alexandria.

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A Dream Come True

Alexandria Book Shelf Turns 1, dedicates MVCS location.

Summer school paid off for Mount Vernon Community School principal Peter Balas, who officially opened the newest Alexandria Book Shelf Oct. 6 as part of the DreamDog Foundation literacy program.

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A Medieval Book Fair at Polk

Hundreds of students and their families attended the annual book fair at Polk Elementary School on Monday evening, Oct. 20.

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