Archive for 'Education'

T.C. Physics teacher Jerick Wilson one of 34 STEM teachers honored with KTSF fellowship

T.C. Physics teacher Jerick Wilson one of 34 STEM teachers honored with KTSF fellowship

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Physics teacher Jerick Wilson arrived at T.C. Williams High School at the start of the 2014-2015 school year and, as one of three teachers of the subject, has already taken on [...]

Parents raise concerns at first ACPS redistricting forum

Parents raise concerns at first ACPS redistricting forum

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Samuel Tucker Elementary School parent Robert Fobian encapsulated many of the fears felt by residents over the prospect of Alexandria City Public Schools redrawing the boundaries for local elementary schools at [...]

School board candidates lock horns in forum

School board candidates lock horns in forum

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With Election Day fast approaching, the 13 candidates for the Alexandria City School Board got their chance to flex their muscles at an October 21 forum and outline their visions for [...]

Alexandria Country Day School makes use of standing desks in middle school grades

Alexandria Country Day School makes use of standing desks in middle school grades

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Over the course of a day’s instruction at Alexandria Country Day School, it is rare for teachers to deliver a lesson in lecture format, talking about a topic as students frantically [...]

City council candidates share competing visions in forum

City council candidates share competing visions in forum

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) The 11 candidates running for city council this fall gathered for a forum Monday night at the city’s Departmental Progressive Club, and the battle lines became clear at the outset. “There [...]

Democrat incumbents and newcomer Willie Bailey gear up for city council race

Democrat incumbents and newcomer Willie Bailey gear up for city council race

By Chris Teale (File photo) With four Republicans and one Independent as opponents in the November 3 general election, the six Democrats on the ballot for city council are hitting the campaign trail in what could [...]

Patrick Henry, T.C. Williams celebrate regaining full accreditation

Patrick Henry, T.C. Williams celebrate regaining full accreditation

By Chris Teale (File photo) The celebrations continue for Alexandria City Public Schools officials, as Patrick Henry Elementary and T.C. Williams High schools preliminarily obtained full accreditation from the Virginia Department of Education late last month [...]

Mount Vernon Community School playground revitalization project gathers steam

Mount Vernon Community School playground revitalization project gathers steam

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Each day at recess, Mount Vernon Community School principal Peter Balas estimates that around 400 children use the school playground and its equipment. Before and after school and on weekends, it [...]

Plenty of work remains for Alexandria City Public Schools

Plenty of work remains for Alexandria City Public Schools

By Chris Teale (File photo) Although Alexandria City Public Schools made gains in most subjects in state Standards of Learning results released earlier this month, a closer look at the data shows some schools need improvement [...]

Some connected to T.C. Williams football criticize ongoing stadium press box closure

Some connected to T.C. Williams football criticize ongoing stadium press box closure

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) As the players, coaches, parents and boosters of T.C. Williams prepare for another high school football season, there stands a structure at the top of the bleachers at Parker-Gray Stadium deemed [...]