Archive for 'Education'

Back on schedule

Back on schedule

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Students at Mount Vernon Community School will get an extra month of summer vacation this year, with the institution reverting back to a traditional schedule. While the school’s year-round calendar was [...]

First lady helps T.C. students with college aid applications

First lady helps T.C. students with college aid applications

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) First lady Michelle Obama swung by T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning to help seniors with their federal financial aid applications. She also offered a few words of encouragement. “Too [...]

Crawley proposes $250 million schools budget

Crawley proposes $250 million schools budget

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Interim Superintendent Alvin Crawley said that with student enrollment in Alexandria expected to spike in the coming year, even a multi-million dollar increase over last year’s appropriation from City Hall still [...]

Let there be light?

Let there be light?

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As the Alexandria City Council prepared to approve lights at planned tennis courts at T.C. Williams last month, Mayor Bill Euille floated the idea of ending the night football game drought [...]

Remembering Alexandria’s civil rights leader

Remembering Alexandria’s civil rights leader

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) More than a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus and a generation before the greatest gains of the civil rights movement, an [...]

ACPS fee hike forces cancellation of Little League winter clinic

ACPS fee hike forces cancellation of Little League winter clinic

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Young ballplayers will have nowhere to brush up on the fundamentals this winter. Alexandria Little League canceled its offseason baseball clinic after a public school gym raised rental fees by five [...]

Krupicka wants funding removed for Opportunity Educational Institution

Krupicka wants funding removed for Opportunity Educational Institution

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-45) said that he — like other Democratic legislators — will fight the controversial Opportunity Educational Institution, a newly formed state agency tasked with taking over failing schools. [...]

The sweetest experience

The sweetest experience

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Paul Taylor) Years of hard work paid off for the T.C. Williams marching band as they trekked to New Orleans for a halftime show performance at the Sugar Bowl on January 2. T.C. [...]

Lights at T.C. spark debate

Lights at T.C. spark debate

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A decades-old source of tension between officials and Seminary Hill residents over athletic facilities flared up Saturday when city council approved lighting for future tennis courts at T.C. Williams. At a [...]

New superintendent must bring stability, parents say

New superintendent must bring stability, parents say

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The number of parents who trekked to a community forum on the school district’s superintendent search Tuesday could be counted on one hand, but those who did show up stressed they [...]