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Long days, short years

It seems a marvel that Louis Kokonis has been teaching in Alexandria’s school system for 60 years. His arrival at Francis C. Hammond High...

T.C. teacher Louis Kokonis celebrates 60 years with ACPS

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alexandria’s schools have changed a lot during the past 60 years, however, there has been one constant: Mr. Kokonis. Louis Kokonis,...

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to ACPS for AP success

To the editor: We all too often hear about and see the negative commentary regarding the apparent sad state of our schools. As a parent...

Solution to T.C. Williams overcrowding remains elusive

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Alexandria's T.C. Williams High School has a serious overcrowding problem. On that one point, there is total agreement between Alexandria City...

Our View: The school maintenance conundrum

Many of Alexandria’s schools have severe maintenance woes. This is not a new issue, but rather a problem that’s been festering for years –...

MVCS deals with mold, leaky roof

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At 95 years old, Mount Vernon Community School is the eldest of ACPS’ 17 schools, and after months of heavy...

From Alexandria to Nashville and back: Charles Esten returns to his...

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com The few times a year Charles Esten returns to Alexandria to visit friends or spend holidays with family, his first...

Our View: What’s the rush

Two important decisions with significant long-term implications for Alexandria are being rammed through the city approval process with minimal public input and arbitrary timelines. The...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings: Unlocking the equation...

We frequently talk about the vision of Alexandria City Public Schools – that every student will succeed. But what does that really mean? And...

Hutchings presents high school capacity plan to school board

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D., spearheaded the Alexandria City Public Schools’ presentation of “The High School Project: Inspiring a Future...
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