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Student Growth Outpaces Staffing

Number of new teachers hasn't kept pace with surge in enrollment.

Since 2008, Alexandria schools have added more than 4,000 new students. But a new report from the Commonwealth Institute shows staffing has not kept pace. City schools have added only 100 new teachers during that time, and the number of teacher aides has actually declined by 10 positions.

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Reston Association Chooses New CEO

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

One-on-one interview with Mac Cummins, AICP

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Children's & Teens' Connection 2021 Browne Academy

Browne Academy

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Head of the Class in Alexandria

New members to join three incumbents on ACPS School Board.

Halloween Parade

Letter: School Board Needs Willie Bailey

School Board

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They’re Back …For Now in Alexandria

Fractured Council votes 4-3 to temporarily restore SROs.

SRO

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Baby Bust

Declining birth rates lead to shrinking Kindergarten enrollments.

Declining birth rates and the pandemic have conspired to send Alexandria's Kindergarten enrollment down 17 percent since 2018, a trend that school officials say will have a long-term influence on how the division operates and plans for the future. Some of the decline is driven by the pandemic as parents opted for private schools or kept their children in daycare rather than enroll them. But the long-term forecast for schools will be shaped one birth at a time.

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Going for the Gold

Noah Lyles headed to Tokyo Olympics

Only a few short years ago, Noah Lyles could be seen warming up to the strains of James Brown’s “I Feel Good” as he trained on the track of Parker-Gray Memorial Field at what was then T.C. Williams High School.

Alexandria Athletes of the Year

Sportsman’s Club awards $40,000 to high school seniors.

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club has named its 2021 High School Athletes of the year, awarding $40,000 to 16 area high school student-athletes.

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Celebrating the Class of 2021 at T.C. Williams

Final commencement for T.C. Williams High School

It was a day of celebration as the T.C. Williams High School class of 2021 bid farewell to a year of quarantines, remote learning and canceled social and athletic events during the June 12 commencement ceremony at Chinquapin Park.

Alexandria Council Approves 2022 Budget

SROs removed against ACPS recommendation

The Alexandria City Council formally approved City Manager Mark Jinks’ proposed $770.7 million operating budget for 2022, which eliminates funding for School Resource Officers in Alexandria City Public Schools.

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‘A Long-Awaited Journey’ in Alexandria

Demolition begins at MacArthur Elementary.

After years of planning, demolition began April 26 at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in preparation for a new school to open sometime in 2023.

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T.C., Maury Schools Renamed

ACPS opens student contest to design new Titan logo

The Alexandria City Public School board voted unanimously April 8 to change the name of T.C. Williams High School to Alexandria City High School.

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The Other Alexandria: The Women Who Sparked His Career – Dr. Michael D. Casey

There is a common saying that a woman is always behind a successful man.

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Welcome Back in Alexandria

T.C. students resume in-person classes.

One year after classes were abruptly suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students at T.C. Williams High School returned for in-person studies March 16 with social distancing practices now the new normal at the King Street campus.

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