Archive for 'Education'

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thoughtfulness in mayoral run

Allison Silberberg emphasizes thoughtfulness in mayoral run

By Chris Teale (file photo) She has been hailed as the “voice of reason” by former Alexandria Mayor and state Sen. Patsy Ticer, but Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg is running as far more than that in [...]

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

City council formally approves fiscal 2016 budget

By Chris Teale (File photo) At a special meeting of Alexandria City Council on May 7, City Manager Mark Jinks recalled that in December 2014, the city faced a $31 million deficit based on then-proposed budgets [...]

Donley wants faster progress on development progress, schools funding

Donley wants faster progress on development progress, schools funding

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former Mayor Kerry Donley may seem like all business on the campaign trail, throwing around statistics and proposals for future development in Alexandria, but he stressed some of the best parts [...]

Local educator wins Fulbright scholarship

Local educator wins Fulbright scholarship

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Local educator Kate Fitzpatrick has been touching the lives of at-risk children for years, teaching students at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center. Last week she was honored for [...]

ACPS announces new T.C. Williams principal

ACPS announces new T.C. Williams principal

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) His clothes were ragged, but clean. His North Carolina family was on food stamps. It was the little black boy’s first day of school. The boy, whose nickname was [...]

Officials unveil plaque commemorating Parker-Gray High School

Officials unveil plaque commemorating Parker-Gray High School

By Chris Teale (Courtesy Photo) The former site of the second Parker-Gray High School has changed a great deal in the 50 years since its closure as part of the desegregation of Alexandria’s school system, but [...]

Jefferson-Houston pursues International Baccalaureate authorization

Jefferson-Houston pursues International Baccalaureate authorization

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Jefferson-Houston School teacher Carlos Seward stood before his eighth grade Civics and Economics class Tuesday holding that day’s newspaper. On the front page is an image of the unrest [...]

Race for delegate takes shape

Race for delegate takes shape

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite a short 10-day window before the filing deadline, five candidates have thrown their hat into the ring in the Democratic primary to succeed retiring Delegate Rob [...]

School board, city council still apart on education funding

School board, city council still apart on education funding

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Exiting a joint meeting between city councilors and members of the Alexandria City School Board, city and schools leaders appeared no closer to resolving a more than $3 million budget [...]

Officials: ACPS five-year plan will focus decision-making

Officials: ACPS five-year plan will focus decision-making

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Former schools Superintendent Morton Sherman already may seem like a distant memory for city residents, but Alexandria City Public Schools officials hope a new policy roadmap will solidify the district’s [...]