Archive for 'Education'

Bringing ‘The Voice’ into the classroom

Bringing ‘The Voice’ into the classroom

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) After getting turned down at an audition for a hit reality show like “The Voice,” most people would throw in the towel, but not James K. Polk Elementary School music teacher, [...]

Police identify ‘upskirt’ suspect, arrest three more teens

Police identify ‘upskirt’ suspect, arrest three more teens

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police released the identity of a T.C. Williams student charged earlier this month and arrested three others in connection with two separate incidents where the students allegedly took nonconsensual “upskirt” [...]

ACPS defers decision on athletic lights at T.C. Williams

ACPS defers decision on athletic lights at T.C. Williams

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Alexandria School Board pushed off a proposal to light up T.C. Williams’ football stadium last week. With a feasibility study on the project not yet complete — it was expected [...]

T.C. students allegedly took ‘upskirt’ photos of teachers

T.C. students allegedly took ‘upskirt’ photos of teachers

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police are investigating four T.C. Williams students accused of taking nonconsensual “upskirt” photos of two teachers in class. According to search warrant affidavits filed by detectives in Alexandria Circuit Court, [...]

School takeover law ruled unconstitutional

School takeover law ruled unconstitutional

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A Norfolk Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday that the controversial state agency established to take control of struggling Virginia schools is unconstitutional. The Norfolk City School Board filed the lawsuit against [...]

School board reconsiders athletic lighting at T.C. Williams

School board reconsiders athletic lighting at T.C. Williams

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Alexandria School Board members are poised to flip the switch on one of the city’s longest — and occasionally most contentious — on-and-off debates: Lighting up T.C. Williams’ football field. The [...]

All-girls robotics team prepares for international competition

All-girls robotics team prepares for international competition

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) For a group of girls in the Port City, Legos aren’t just for building pirate ships or a replica of the Millennium Falcon. Six girls hailing from several middle schools — [...]

ACPS to avoid major program cuts in budget

ACPS to avoid major program cuts in budget

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools likely will avoid major cuts to educational programs despite receiving $1.2 million less than asked for from City Hall. When Superintendent Alvin Crawley unveiled his proposed $252.8 [...]

AG’s in-state tuition opinion gives local students more options

AG’s in-state tuition opinion gives local students more options

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Geraldine Zenteno knew exactly where she wanted to go after graduation. Researching universities, the 17-year-old T.C. Williams senior had fallen in love with The College of William and Mary. Zenteno wants [...]

John Adams Elementary closed Friday after stomach virus outbreak

John Adams Elementary closed Friday after stomach virus outbreak

By Erich Wagner (File photo) School officials are closing John Adams Elementary School Friday after more than 200 students and more than 30 staff contracted norovirus between Wednesday and Thursday. Norovirus is a highly contagious but [...]