Tag: education

Filling in the Blanks: New West End school first in 17...

It has been seventeen years since our city opened an entirely new school. The last school to open was Samuel Tucker Elementary in 2000. Much...

After brief obstacle, Bishop Ireton expansion approved

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council unanimously approved a development special use permit for Bishop Ireton’s expansion at its public hearing on Saturday. The decision reversed...

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...

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?...

Alexandria Aces give back with youth summer camps

By Evan Berkowitz | eberkowitz@alextimes.com Day in and day out this summer, Alexandria Aces catcher David Martinez has woken up early and gone to bed...

Alexandria in Action: New beginnings

June is a month of new beginnings. In addition to signaling the start of summer, June is filled with weddings and graduations — new...

Outgoing ACPS Superintendent moves into ‘next phase’

By James Cullum | jcullum@alextimes.com The announcement on May 10 that Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Alvin Crawley had submitted his resignation to the school...

Letter to the Editor: Correcting the record on Jefferson-Houston performance

To the Editors, I’m writing to unpack a statement in a letter to the Alexandria Times editors titled “City should spend less money on education.”...

Opinion: Pursuing a proactive, prudent budget

By Mayor Allison Silberberg We are in the thick of the budget process. This is a time for all of us to focus on the...

MacArthur Elementary raises big bucks with mere pennies

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School students and staff raided their piggy banks to come up with 420,000 one-cent pieces for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s...
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