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AHC Inc. of Arlington Receives Excellence in Housing Affordability Award By Urban Land Institute Washington

AHC Inc., an Arlington developer of low-income housing, was recently honored with the 2020 Excellence in Housing Affordability Award from Urban Land Institute (ULI) Washington, a district council of the national nonprofit.

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The Other Alexandria: ‘40 Plus Years of Giving Scholarships’ – Parker-Gray Alumni

Parker-Gray High School celebrates their 100th Anniversary this year.

The Other Alexandria: Running for the Bull Dogs – Marian Stanfield

The early education of African Americans in Alexandria centered on reading, writing, arithmetic and recreation.

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Women’s Holiday Soirée Raises $16,000

Local students with financial need rely on community support more than ever.

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria held its annual Women’s Holiday Soiree virtually on Dec. 3 to celebrate women and the power of community.

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Head of the Class in Alexandria

School board votes to change names of T.C., Maury schools

Following months of heated debate, the Alexandria School Board voted Nov. 23 to rename two city schools, including T.C. Williams High School of “Remember the Titans” film fame.

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Paving the Way in Alexandria

Memorial Walkway celebrates legacy of Parker-Gray School.

The 100th anniversary of the founding of Parker-Gray School, for decades the lone place of education for Alexandria’s African American community, was celebrated Oct. 24 with the dedication of a brick Memorial Walkway on the grounds of its original site at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

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School Stimulus Money: Private Versus Public in Alexandria

Private schools received up to $3 million more in stimulus than public schools.

Private schools in Alexandria received significantly more federal stimulus money than public schools, according to data from the agencies that doled out the cash.

Purchase Bricks for Parker-Gray High School 100th Anniversary Memorial Walkway

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria African American Hall of Fame invite the public to purchase personalized bricks to create a memorial walkway recognizing the 100th anniversary of Parker-Gray High School.

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Alexandria Celebrates the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution will be celebrated in Alexandria City Public Schools during the week of Sept. 17-23, 2020.

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For Seniors, It’s Their Last First Day at T.C.

Outdoors, some almost-normal activities allow seniors to celebrate the last time they will have the first day of high school, albeit with masks and distancing.

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Renaming: Next Steps, So Many Steps in Alexandria...

School administration to start community engagement process before December vote on name change.

Alexandria school administration is taking a different approach to ditching the T.C. Williams name, educating the community to get buy-in instead of just striking the name outright like many other school districts.

Remembering Parker-Gray in Alexandria

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary

In September 1920, the Parker-Gray School opened for African American students grades 1–8.

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More Students, Less Administration in Alexandria?

Superintendent revamps senior administration team for the challenging school year ahead.

Trouble ahead? Administrators, new organization face the pandemic, T.C. Williams name change, virtual reopening and more.

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‘The Need Continues’ in Alexandria

Backpacks, school supplies distributed across the city.

More than 800 families from across the city turned out to pick up backpacks and school supplies as part of a citywide back-to-school drive Aug. 22 and 23.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Launches Fundraiser to Purchase Books For Elementary Virtual Tutoring Program

The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium is launching a $22,000 fundraising campaign to purchase books for its virtual literacy tutoring program this school year.