Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Help our kids learn to read by bolstering the city’s library budget

Help our kids learn to read by bolstering the city’s library budget

By Aixa Dengate, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Alexandria’s libraries provide wonderful opportunities for families and children to engage in activities that promote literacy for our youngest residents, including offering a variety of story times for [...]

Senior Corner: The growing need for assisted living facilities

Senior Corner: The growing need for assisted living facilities

By William Harris Most people dream of enjoying a happy and healthy old age. Old age brings joys and benefits, but occasionally health difficulties interfere. If you live long enough you inevitably will become frail and often [...]

The spotlight belongs on student achievement, not athletic lights

The spotlight belongs on student achievement, not athletic lights

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Once again the “fear of change” putdown is being wielded by a small group of contentious promoters who want athletic lights installed permanently at T.C. Williams’ large sports [...]

Why have resident-led boards if city councilors don’t listen to them?

Why have resident-led boards if city councilors don’t listen to them?

By Dino Drudi (File Photo) To the editor: The way city council handled the food truck issue is indicative of a troubling trend of recent origin: city council circumventing, overriding, short-circuiting and disrespecting its appointed boards, [...]