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After Francis C. Hammond threat, ACPS reports copycat threat

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com After a Twitter threat led to the lockdown and evacuation at Francis C. Hammond Middle School Thursday morning, Alexandria City Public...

Filling in the Blanks with Ramee Gentry: ACPS welcomes new opportunities...

First, I would like to wish all of our ACPS families and community a happy New Year. Alexandria City Public Schools begins the New Year...

Mignon Anthony discusses priorities as ACPS COO

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Throughout Mignon Anthony’s wide-ranging and decades-long career, her focus has always been on the power of space. When she arrived in...

Filling in the Blanks with Ramee Gentry: The holiday season at...

As temperatures grow cooler, days become shorter and the year draws to a close, a spirit of giving, sharing and connecting abounds. Throughout our...

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...

Our View: Planning commission goes rogue

There are 73 ongoing boards and commissions listed on the City of Alexandria’s website. This doesn’t include ad hoc entities formed for specific reasons,...

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...

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...
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