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Local sports doctor has seen injuries change over the years

Local sports doctor has seen injuries change over the years

By Jim McElhatton (File Photo) For decades, Stanford Lavine was the dean of sports medicine in the Washington area, treating a few of the biggest names in professional sports, including members of Washington’s professional football team. Naturally, [...]

MIT-educated scientist brings his love of microbiology to T.C. Williams

MIT-educated scientist brings his love of microbiology to T.C. Williams

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When MIT doctoral student Tyler DeWitt finished a lesson on bacteria and mold-derived antibiotics, questions from local students rolled in. But most were not about the unseen organisms he had spent [...]

Alexandria School Board consolidates city middle schools

Alexandria School Board consolidates city middle schools

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Students at the George Washington middle schools will soon be studying and eating lunch with their peers across the hallway. The Alexandria City School Board voted unanimously February 20 to consolidate [...]

Former T.C. teacher sentenced to a year in jail

Former T.C. teacher sentenced to a year in jail

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) The T.C. Williams teacher who in October admitted making sexual advances toward multiple female students was sentenced to a year in prison Thursday. Steven Miarer, 38, pleaded guilty on October 31 [...]

John Adams students mail holiday cards to military service members, veterans

John Adams students mail holiday cards to military service members, veterans

By Anna Harris (File Photo) Students at John Adams Elementary School are spreading holiday cheer among the nation’s military community this year — one card at a time. Organized by the American Red Cross, Mail for Heroes [...]

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 [...]

Education reformer blasts state officials after release of latest standardized test scores

Education reformer blasts state officials after release of latest standardized test scores

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau FREDERICKSBURG — Hours after Virginia released a mixed bag of standardized test scores, a national education expert called for the firing of the state superintendent of instruction and charged that families [...]

State test results present mixed bag to local school officials

State test results present mixed bag to local school officials

By Erich Wagner While officials are pleased with recent progress at the embattled Jefferson-Houston School, newly released Standards of Learning test results suggest the institution will be denied — once again — state accreditation. The Virginia [...]

Cora Kelly playground finally opens

Cora Kelly playground finally opens

By Julia Brouillette An excited crowd of Cora Kelly students and staff gathered behind the school for the unveiling of their long-awaited new playground June 19. Work on the playground, which has spent years in planning, [...]

Alexandria school board considers letting students attend Thomas Jefferson

Alexandria school board considers letting students attend Thomas Jefferson

By Julia Brouillette School board members are weighing sending students to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, an elite magnet school that educates some of the region’s top scholars. Thomas Jefferson — or TJ, [...]