Alexandria School Board

Alexandria School Board


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New Beginning for a Failiing School

New school year to bring massive changes for long troubled school.

Test scores that will be released later this year show Jefferson-Houston School is failing yet again, with scores declining dramatically in writing.

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Alexandria School Board To Get Seven New Members

One School Board incumbent ousted as voters select new direction for school system.

The past few years have been some of the most turbulent in the history of Alexandria City Public Schools, which was blasted in a recent audit as having a budget office with a “dysfunctional environment.”

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School Board Candidates Offer Perspectives on Failing Scores for Students with Disabilities

Incumbents defend record; challengers call for more action.

The last three years have seen test scores plummet for students with disabilities, a group that constitutes an expensive and vexing challenge for Alexandria City Public Schools.

Letter: Questions for School Candidates

Is the school system doing all it can to prevent students from dropping out of school? If not, what more could be done? These are difficult questions, but ones we hope the candidates will grapple with.

Update on Transforming Mt. Vernon Community School

The transformation process for Mt. Vernon Community School began in April when Superintendent of Schools Dr. Morton Sherman appointed T. C. Williams High School Executive Associate Principal Peter Balas to lead that process.

Gorsuch Re-Elected Board Chairman

At its organizational meeting on July 2, the Alexandria School Board voted to re-elect Sheryl Gorsuch as chairman and Helen Morris as vice chairman for the remainder of 2012. The current board will serve through Dec. 31, after which members elected by City of Alexandria voters on Nov. 6 will take office.

City School Board Race Taking Shape

Three new candidates enter race; three incumbents decide against running again.

Three new candidates, Kelly Carmichael Booz, Chris Lewis and Scott Gordon, have entered the race for the Alexandria School Board, while three current School Board members, Chairman Sheryl Gorsuch, Charles Wilson and Blanche Maness, have decided not to seek re-election.

On the Campaign Trail

The Beauregard small-area plan is shaping up to be one of the hottest election issues in this campaign cycles.