Archive for 'Education'

Officials come to grips with toll of blizzard

Officials come to grips with toll of blizzard

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Denise Dunbar) More than a week after the last street in Alexandria was deemed passable by emergency vehicles following the blizzard that dumped nearly two feet of snow on the Port City, city [...]

Alvin Crawley presents ACPS operating budget proposal for FY 2017

Alvin Crawley presents ACPS operating budget proposal for FY 2017

By Chris Teale (File photo) Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley had one eye on the present and one eye looking toward the future while asking for further monetary help from city council with his latest operating budget [...]

Proposals sought for T.C. Williams stadium design

Proposals sought for T.C. Williams stadium design

By Chris Teale (File photo) Since it opened in 1965, T.C. Williams High School’s Parker-Gray Stadium has played host to state championship-winning teams in football, soccer and other sports, while also serving as a training ground [...]

School board wrestles with capital budget plan

School board wrestles with capital budget plan

By Chris Teale (File photo) City Manager Mark Jinks may not submit his city budget proposal until next month, but the fiscal planning season already has kicked into high gear for the Alexandria City School Board, [...]

City property taxes could increase next year

City property taxes could increase next year

By Chris Teale (File photo) City councilors quickly reached consensus at a meeting last month and unanimously agreed to allow City Manager Mark Jinks to raise taxes if necessary to balance his fiscal 2017 budget proposal, [...]

Willie Bailey reflects on long journey to City Hall

Willie Bailey reflects on long journey to City Hall

By Chris Teale (File photo) He is set to become Alexandria’s newest city councilor in January, but Willie Bailey does not consider himself a political person by traditional definitions. “I don’t see myself as a politician,” [...]

U.S. Rep. John Lewis recalls civil rights struggle in talk at T.C. Williams

U.S. Rep. John Lewis recalls civil rights struggle in talk at T.C. Williams

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Growing up in rural Alabama, U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) remembers asking his parents and grandparents about the signs designating bathrooms and other public areas for white and black people, and [...]

School board prepares for change amid redistricting process

School board prepares for change amid redistricting process

By Chris Teale (File photo) Election Day on November 3 was the end of one process for those nine individuals who won election to the Alexandria City School Board, but it is just the start of [...]

International academy at Francis C. Hammond Middle School takes root

International academy at Francis C. Hammond Middle School takes root

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Walk down the corridors at Francis C. Hammond Middle School after the final bell of the day, and you will see students still in their classrooms, engaged in learning not only [...]

School board election sees several newcomers join incumbent members

School board election sees several newcomers join incumbent members

By Chris Teale (File photo) More than half of the seats on the Alexandria City School Board will turn over with the new year, as five new members of the body will join four incumbents following [...]