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Navigating the school application process

Navigating the school application process

By Anna Harris (File photo) Applying for private schools can seem daunting, and many parents don’t even know where to begin. Ann Dolin — a consultant, author, public speaker, and CEO and founder of Educational Connections, [...]

School choice: Figuring out what’s right for your child is no easy feat

School choice: Figuring out what’s right for your child is no easy feat

By Anna Harris (File photo) Not all schools are created equal. Every child is different, so no school is going to match every student’s needs and wants. But recognizing a poor fit is the first step. [...]

Alvin Crawley tapped to temporarily lead Alexandria City Public Schools

Alvin Crawley tapped to temporarily lead Alexandria City Public Schools

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) The school board announced Tuesday the appointment of Alvin Crawley as the district’s interim superintendent. Crawley was previously interim superintendent of Prince George’s County Public Schools and before that served as [...]

Jefferson-Houston denied accreditation again

Jefferson-Houston denied accreditation again

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Despite making marked gains in state math tests this year, the embattled Jefferson-Houston School was denied accreditation again by the Virginia Department of Education. Members of the Jefferson-Houston community worry that [...]

T.C. leaves poorly performing schools list, Jefferson Houston stays on

T.C. leaves poorly performing schools list, Jefferson Houston stays on

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The Virginia Department of Education announced Tuesday that T.C. Williams will leave the “priority schools” list, while Jefferson-Houston will remain on it for a second year. The annual list of low-achieving [...]

Analysis: Morton Sherman’s legacy mired in controversy

Analysis: Morton Sherman’s legacy mired in controversy

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) With Morton Sherman’s abrupt departure, the former superintendent leaves Alexandria City Public Schools in turmoil — a word that could sum up much of his time with the district. Sherman arrived [...]

Sherman steps down

Sherman steps down

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The Alexandria School Board voted overwhelmingly to accept the resignation of Superintendent Morton Sherman on August 29, just days before the start of the academic year. Board members voted 8-1 to [...]

School board chairwoman backs lawsuit against Richmond

School board chairwoman backs lawsuit against Richmond

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria School Board chairwoman Karen Graf is drafting a resolution in support of a recently filed lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state agency tasked with taking over struggling local schools. [...]

School board accepts superintendent’s resignation

School board accepts superintendent’s resignation

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Updated: 10:40 p.m. Members of the city’s school board voted to accept the resignation of Alexandria City Public Schools superintendent Morton Sherman, just days before the first day of school on [...]

Disclosure of permit infractions irks Bishop Ireton’s neighbors

Disclosure of permit infractions irks Bishop Ireton’s neighbors

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Plans to let a church congregation use Bishop Ireton’s auditorium for Sunday services have led to revelations that the private school has violated its special-use permit — much to the annoyance [...]