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Justice Matters: What is a Commonwealth’s Attorney?

My name is Bryan Porter, and I have the privilege of serving as Alexandria’s elected commonwealth’s attorney. “Great,” the average resident might say. “But what’s the...

Twelve city schools gain full accreditation

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Twelve of the 16 Alexandria City Public Schools, or 75 percent, received full accreditation for the 2017-18 school year. This...

Filling in the Blanks: SOLs are just one way of measuring...

The beginning of a school year always coincides with receiving the results of testing conducted in the previous school year. Tests such as the...

Letter to the Editor: Methodology used to examine SOL performance was...

To the editor: I’m writing in response to the August 24 article and editorial pieces that attempt summaries of the changes in SOL test performance...

Our View: By the numbers, ACPS performance declines

Numbers can be twisted to say what we want them to say. What we think about a topic is largely a product of how...

T.C. Williams alum breaks into minor league baseball

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Like thousands of Alexandria athletes before him, Tyler Ratliff played Little League baseball, while dreaming of someday making the pros. Unlike most...

ACPS test score decline part of two-year trend

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Denise Dunbar Alexandria City Public Schools saw slight declines in the pass rates of all five general subject categories of its...

Our View: Berlin is an unusually qualified interim

When someone or something is labeled interim, it heralds a temporary situation: an intervening time period. In music, the interim element is a bridge, connecting...

Interim ACPS superintendent aims to bridge the gap

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  When Lois Berlin arrives in a new school district, she has two questions in mind: First, what is going well?...

ACPS appoints interim superintendent

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  As outgoing Superintendent Alvin Crawley's departure date nears, Alexandria City Public Schools has appointed a new face to lead the...
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