Archive for 'Education'

New Alexandria City Public Schools principals reflect on challenges, hopes for the future

New Alexandria City Public Schools principals reflect on challenges, hopes for the future

By Chris Teale (File photo) Changes are afoot in the leadership of one elementary school and one middle school in Alexandria City Public Schools, as two individuals with strong ties to the school district take on [...]

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

City council endorses Alexandria schools long range facilities plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) It has been two and a half years in the making, but a joint city council-Alexandria City Public Schools framework to cope with rapid student enrollment growth is now in place [...]

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

Patrick Henry Recreation Center plan gets city approval in tense legislative meeting

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) Alexandria City Council gave the green light to a new Patrick Henry Recreation Center for the West End at its legislative meeting last week, but councilors were frustrated by a [...]

Patrick Henry Elementary School project reaches critical stage, but headaches remain

Patrick Henry Elementary School project reaches critical stage, but headaches remain

By Chris Teale (Image/Alexandria City Public Schools) Patrick Henry Elementary School has stood at its current site on Taney Avenue since 1953, and for the past two years the Alexandria City School Board has been working [...]

Alexandria City School Board approves 2016 budget

Alexandria City School Board approves 2016 budget

By Chris Teale (File photo) It took four and a half months and several difficult decisions, but the Alexandria City School Board formally adopted both its 2016 fiscal year combined funds budget as well as its [...]

Democratic candidates for House of Delegates 45th District weigh in on education problems, solutions

Democratic candidates for House of Delegates 45th District weigh in on education problems, solutions

By Chris Teale (File photo) The candidates in the Democratic primary for the 45th District in the Virginia House of Delegates have tremendous shoes to fill in the form of predecessor Rob Krupicka (D), most notably [...]

Mayor Bill Euille stands by his record after four terms in office

Mayor Bill Euille stands by his record after four terms in office

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) One might think that after more than a decade at the helm of Alexandria’s city government, Mayor Bill Euille would grow tired of the many responsibilities, both political and ceremonial. One [...]

Alexandria City School Board moves forward with redistricting plan

Alexandria City School Board moves forward with redistricting plan

By Chris Teale (Photo/Alexandria City Public Schools) It has not been done since 1999, and after tremendous population growth in the intervening years, the Alexandria City School Board has set the wheels in motion for redistricting [...]

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 [...]