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Alexandria School Board candidates make their pitch to voters

Alexandria School Board candidates make their pitch to voters

By Melissa Quinn and Lisa McLean Alexandria residents gathered at the Beverley Hills Community United Methodist Church and Mount Vernon Community School to hear school board candidates from districts A and B debate. The candidates talked [...]

T.C. Williams students get a seat alongside decision makers

T.C. Williams students get a seat alongside decision makers

By the time 13,000 students take their seats in city classrooms next fall, two of their number will find themselves sitting on the Alexandria School Board as well. The board approved creating a pair of nonvoting [...]

Classrooms or computers? ACPS fields outcry over adult education changes

Classrooms or computers? ACPS fields outcry over adult education changes

A proposed overhaul of the school district’s high school equivalency and English language learner programs have left students and volunteers uneasy, despite repeated assurances from administration officials. Early rumors of the changes sparked a backlash from [...]

Judge forces former school bus monitor to pay damages for assaulting child

Judge forces former school bus monitor to pay damages for assaulting child

Judge James C. Clark ordered a former Alexandria City Public Schools bus monitor to pay $35,000 in damages to a student she assaulted multiple times in October of 2009. Shawnee Keels of Oxon Hill, Md., struck [...]

Light fight between Hammond middle school, neighbors ends quietly

Light fight between Hammond middle school, neighbors ends quietly

A bitter dispute between Seminary Hill Association and city officials ended quietly earlier this month with a school board decision to upgrade Francis Hammond Middle School’s field without lights. The project initially called for a new [...]

$236 million ACPS budget would shorten intersession, overhaul adult education

$236 million ACPS budget would shorten intersession, overhaul adult education

Superintendent Morton Sherman unveiled Alexandria City Public Schools’ $236-million fiscal year 2013 operating budget Thursday, a proposal that shakes up several of the district’s popular programs. The proposal, which has yet to garner approval by Alexandria [...]

Charles Barrett Elementary performs above state, federal standards

Virginia education officials have honored Charles Barrett Elementary School with an excellence award for performing above state and federal accountability standards. The Alexandria school was one of 447 across the commonwealth to earn a Virginia Index [...]

Alexandria public schools audit delayed until later this month

Alexandria public schools audit delayed until later this month

The results of an independent audit into Alexandria City Public School’s financials won’t be finalized until sometime this month. Officials originally expected to publicize the results of the review, conducted by Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associations, in [...]

First confidence, then success

First confidence, then success

ACPS writing gains highlight first batch of state test results
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Abuse on the bus

Abuse on the bus

School employee pleads guilty to assaulting special needs student [...]