Archive for 'Opinion'

Filling in the blanks: A diverse approach to success

Filling in the blanks: A diverse approach to success

By Karen Graf (Photo/Laura Sikes) Alexandria City Public Schools is a diverse and complicated entity. Our approach to educating students must match the needs of a varied population. One effort is to help at-risk students graduate through [...]

ACPS supports students 
and student-athletes equally

ACPS supports students 
and student-athletes equally

By Alvin L. Crawley, Superintendent, Alexandria City Public Schools (File Photo) To the editor: Alexandria City Public Schools has instituted a great many innovative programs at T.C. Williams that target students struggling academically by giving them the [...]

Why not leave the Middle East 
to its own devices?

Why not leave the Middle East 
to its own devices?

By Karen Ann DeLuca, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The national boundaries in the Middle East are mostly arbitrary lines drawn by the British and the French a century ago, and it is clear that the [...]

Editorial: This Fourth of July, 
the Port City needs you

Editorial: This Fourth of July, 
the Port City needs you

(File Photo) We celebrate the Fourth of July this week, that annual observance of the adoption of our Declaration of Independence that also includes baseball, cookouts, pool parties and fireworks. This year we at the Alexandria [...]

Hobie & Monk: Letting potential visitors down gently

Hobie & Monk: Letting potential visitors down gently

Dear Hobie & Monk, My wife and I have just relocated to a beautiful small city on the West Coast. Now that summer is here, all of our East Coast friends want to come to visit, [...]

Out of the Attic: King Street’s victims of urban renewal

Out of the Attic: King Street’s victims of urban renewal

(Photo/Office of Historic Alexandria) The King Street storefronts depicted in this photograph document just how far commercial real estate in Alexandria’s once prime retail area had declined by the mid-1960s. By that time the area around [...]

The Business Plan: The one resource every business owner must know about

The Business Plan: The one resource every business owner must know about

By Bill Reagan (File Photo) Our staff at the Alexandria Small Business Development Center recently updated our Web site (www.alexandriasbdc.org), making it better suited to help existing business owners as well as those thinking about starting [...]

My View: It’s time to stand against 
anti-Semitism

My View: It’s time to stand against 
anti-Semitism

By Denise Dunbar Horrible events in history, like the Holocaust, don’t happen all at once. They’re the culmination of years of gradual change, of shifts so subtle that most are unaware anything significant is happening. Occasionally, [...]

Strollers are overrunning Old Town

Strollers are overrunning Old Town

By Mike Ford, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: I think it’s about time that people begin dialing back this stroller issue a little. Everywhere I go, I see parents wheeling around children that are clearly old [...]