Archive for 'Education'

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 [...]

ACPS officials propose redistricting effort

ACPS officials propose redistricting effort

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Superintendent Alvin Crawley announced the Alexandria City School Board would be redrawing the city’s public school boundaries at a meeting last Thursday. District lines have not changed since 1999 and [...]

Parents push for schools funding in city budget

Parents push for schools funding in city budget

By Erich Wagner (File photo) For perennial city budget hawks, the difference between the city’s public budget hearing Monday afternoon and last year’s iteration couldn’t be more stark. Groups of residents and employees, from local library [...]

Doughnut delegate calls it quits

Doughnut delegate calls it quits

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) After 12 years in politics, state Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-45) will retire from public service to focus on his new doughnut business and his family, he announced [...]

No new taxes in city budget proposal

No new taxes in city budget proposal

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite facing a $31 million budget gap as recently as December, Acting City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a balanced budget that not only keeps tax rates flat [...]