Alexandria Education

Alexandria Education


Alexandria Brief: Library Receives Curiosity Grant

Alexandria Library received a $7,500 “Curiosity Creates” grant from the American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and Disney.

Column: Laying the Foundation for the Future

Commentary–ACPS 2020 State-of-the-Schools

Autumn is traditionally a time for reflection. As the leaves drift to the ground, we look back at what we have achieved over the course of the year.

Column: Raising Children Who Are Resilient and Readers

Vision: Every child in Alexandria can read and succeed.

Resilience allows children to develop in spite of adversity, which every child faces in some form.

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Alexandria Snapshot: ‘A Bountiful Tom Turkey’

Grace Episcopal School repeated its successful collaboration to collect food items to benefit those who are in need.

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Lewis: Civil Rights Fight Not Over

Civil Rights icon addresses students for TC’s 50th anniversary.

In the middle of Civil Rights movement, young Americans turned towards civil rights leaders like John Lewis for leadership and advice.

Alexandria: New Faces on School Board Face Old Problems

Newcomers brace for coming budget and redistricting battles.

While incumbents held onto the City Council, the 2015 Alexandria election is bringing some new faces to the Alexandria School Board.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Story Time Night

Nov. 5 marked the third annual Story Time Night at Stratford Landing Elementary. This free, literacy building event put on by the PTA draws local celebrities as story tellers.

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Alexandria: Students Receive Van Fleet Scholarships

The winners of the Van Fleet Government Scholarship competition received their awards on Sunday, Oct. 25, in a ceremony at O’Connell’s restaurant in Old Town.

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Alexandria Brief: Supporting TC Graduates

At the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s Annual Breakfast, Jack Taylor of Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota/Scion surprised the crowd with the announcement of a gift of $50,000 in honor of T.C. Williams High School’s 50th anniversary.

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Alexandria Snapshot: They Came, They Saw, They Conquered

A group of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School classics students bonded with their peers and won awards at the 62nd Annual National Junior Classical League Convention held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas last summer.

Column: Importance of Community Engagement


Last Friday, ACPS had a community event to launch the 5-year strategic plan called ACPS 2020.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Snapshot: Time Pressure

Brigid Schulte visited Burgundy Farm Country Day School for the 2015 Lois and Eric Sevareid Forum Nov. 3 to discuss time pressure on parents and the research she did in this area for her bestselling book “Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time.”

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Alexandria: Party at Patrick Henry

McAuliffe announces Virginia SOL results at formerly not-fully-accredited Patrick Henry Elementary.

In the first few minutes of his visit to Patrick Henry Elementary School, Gov. Terry McAuliffe took student Natasha Maldonado’s hand, looked her in the eyes, and begged her to keep doing well on her Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. “Keep passing those tests, all right?” he asked, “We need you.”

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Alexandria: Searching Out Talent

Dingle at TC.

If you see a couple whizzing past on the Mount Vernon trail, do a double take, because it just may be Dr. Jesse Dingle, the new principal of T.C. Williams High School, and his wife, out for their morning run.

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Alexandria: New Leader at Minnie Howard

Upbringing shapes Kennetra Wood.

Where is Kennetra Wood, the new academic principal on T.C. Williams’ Minnie Howard campus, from?