Alexandria Education

Alexandria Education


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New Lines, Old Problems

School Board approves redistricting plan 9a.

For the first time since 1999, the Alexandria Elementary School boundaries are shifting.

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Kaine Among Boys and Girls Club Gala Honorees

Benefit to be held February 10

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will be among those honored Feb. 10 at this year’s Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys and Girls Club annual fundraiser.

School Board Votes To Ease Redistricting Pain

School boundaries.

Crawley: $9.6 Million Gap in Proposed Budget

Despite 2 percent departmental cuts.

Superintendent Alvin Crawley’s proposed budget leaves Alexandria Public Schools’ with $9.6 million funding gap, even with 2 percent funding cuts to every school department.

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West End School Revealed

Parents express support, but Beauregard future raises concerns from neighbors.

Office building will be retrofitted to become a school.

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St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in the News

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in the News

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Quarterback Promotes ‘Phones Down. Touchdown.’ Initiative

Redskins’ quarterback urges region to put phones down while behind the wheel.

“If I get sacked in a game, I can get back up and move onto the next play — for the most part,” he said. “But when you text and drive, you might not get back up.”

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Deepening Boundaries in Alexandria

Community expresses concerns about lack of diversity in proposed redistricting.

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) need to redistrict. But among parents, teachers, and students there are deep concerns that the redistricting hadn’t done enough to balance the diversity of the schools.

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Alexandria: School Redistricting Forums Begin

Reading between the lines.

After 17 years of static school lines, Alexandria City Public Schools is making motions to begin the process of redistricting. By the start of the 2018 school year, new school lines that incorporate two new schools and other expansion projects will cause shifts in school populations across the city.

Homework Overload

Some educators say less can be more, stress balance when it comes to homework.

Paula DeMarco dreads one time of day the most: weekday evenings at 5:30. It’s the time she has set aside for her children begin their homework. That means no screen time, music or other distractions.

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La Bienvenida a Alexandria

McAuliffe visits Alexandria’s International Academy on first day of school.

The students arrived at T.C. Williams High School by school bus or by car. Gov.r Terry McAuliffe arrived via helicopter parked on the lawn.

Alexandria: Helping To Ensure Success

While local Alexandria children got their haircuts and balloon animals from a clown at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, they had their eyes on the table full of backpacks.

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Alexandria/Mount Vernon: MSA Names New Board Members

Metropolitan School of the Arts of Alexandria recently expanded its Alexandria/Kingstowne campus to include its Academy and studio classes, upon closing its Lorton campus.

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Alexandria: TC Gone Cyber

T.C. Williams students learn about the digital industry at summer camp.

This summer at T.C. Williams High School students ditched the endless hours of free time at home for something different. From July 11-22, TC hosted a summer Cybercamp for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The camp was free of charge and hosted approximately 30 students participated.

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Alexandria: City Schools’ Testing Scores on the Rise

Despite a few fumbles.

The Standards of Learning (SOL) test results are in, and for the most part, Alexandria City Public Schools has passed. The Virginia Department of Education released the data for the testing results in Alexandria over three years, showing a steady increase in both reading and science categories.