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T.C. Williams students ‘kick butts’

T.C. Williams students ‘kick butts’

By Melissa Quinn As T.C. Williams students gathered to raise awareness over the prevalence of tobacco and alcohol advertisements last week, they were greeted by 177 bright flags stuck in the ground. The display served as [...]

Lyles Crouch students, families pay tribute to wounded Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy

Lyles Crouch students, families pay tribute to wounded Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy

By Derrick Perkins Police Chief Earl Cook dropped by Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy on Friday morning to accept roughly $3,000 in donations for officer Peter Laboy, who is recovering from a gunshot wound he suffered not far [...]

Alexandria archaeologists dig up possible slaughterhouse

Alexandria archaeologists dig up possible slaughterhouse

By Derrick Perkins Archaeologists are poring over a massive, brick-lined hole not far from Jefferson-Houston School, containing what might be the most interesting — and surprising — find in recent memory. Local historians believe the uncovered [...]

Enrollment opens for new T.C. Williams STEM Academy

Enrollment opens for new T.C. Williams STEM Academy

By Melissa Quinn After several years of planning and preparation, T.C. Williams administrators unveiled a newly created STEM Academy, open to students starting next school year. The STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — program [...]

Former Bishop Ireton employee arrested for selling school property

Former Bishop Ireton employee arrested for selling school property

By Melissa Quinn A former Bishop Ireton employee was arrested last week and charged with misusing school property on multiple occasions. Anthony “Tony” Cortese, who worked as the school’s chief engineer, had been under investigation by [...]

Alexandria officials take wait-and-see approach to Richmond’s education institution

Alexandria officials take wait-and-see approach to Richmond’s education institution

By Melissa Quinn Local lawmakers and education officials are taking a collective breath after Richmond embraced a measure that allows the state to take over struggling schools. The General Assembly last month approved legislation to create [...]

Parents debate possible state takeover of Jefferson-Houston

Parents debate possible state takeover of Jefferson-Houston

By Melissa Quinn Parents and administrators at Jefferson-Houston are campaigning against an education bill that allows state officials to take over failing public schools — including the Cameron Street school. The bill, approved by the General [...]

Superintendent stands by officers’ decision to arrest student

Superintendent stands by officers’ decision to arrest student

By Derrick Perkins Police officers made the decision to arrest a 10-year-old student earlier this week, Superintendent Morton Sherman told the school board Thursday night, adding that he backed the action. “There was a process that [...]

ACPS officials say foundation received previous school board’s approval

ACPS officials say foundation received previous school board’s approval

By Melissa Quinn Alexandria City Public Schools officials insist they formed an educational foundation with the full backing of the former school board even as current members are calling on an outside legal expert to review [...]

Updated: 10-year-old student arrested for possession of a toy gun

Updated: 10-year-old student arrested for possession of a toy gun

Updated 10:58 a.m. Thursday Note to readers: This is the finished article as it appeared in today’s edition of the Times. Earlier updates are posted below. By Derrick Perkins A 10-year-old Douglas MacArthur Elementary School student [...]