Coverage of issues facing Alexandria City Public Schools and the city’s various private schools.

Peter Balas set to take the reins at T.C. Williams High...

By James Cullum  It was bittersweet when principal Peter Balas announced that he was leaving the Mount Vernon Community School at the end of the...

City backs West End office building purchase for school

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) City Council unanimously approved a transfer of $4.56 million from the city general fund to Alexandria City Public Schools to...

Parents, students mobilize at city budget hearing

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) Ariya Harrington has trouble focusing in leaky classrooms. The 8-year-old student at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School also says that her...

Council advertises additional max tax increase

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors voted 6-1 to advertise a maximum property tax rate increase of 5.7 cents per $100 of assessed value...

Karen Graf drops out of 45th district race

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Former Alexandria School Board Chairwoman Karen Graf abruptly ended her quest for the Virginia House of Delegates last week, just...

ACPS to close Wednesday, citing staff leave requests

Updated 9 a.m. March 9. By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools officials announced Monday that schools in the district would be closed Wednesday,...
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