Tag: alexandria schools

ACPS school year begins

By Kassidy McDonald | [email protected] Alexandria City Public Schools welcomed back students on Aug. 22. Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D., who will end his tenure on...

Alexandria high school students protest optional mask policy

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Students gathered outside Alexandria City High School on Wednesday afternoon to protest the School Board’s recent decision to leave mask...

ACPS graduation, dropout rates improve

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] In 2021, Alexandria City Public Schools achieved its highest on-time graduation rate and lowest dropout rate since the Virginia Department...

City Council approves new school site

By Katherine Hapgood | [email protected] During the July 6 Public Hearing, Alexandria City Council unanimously approved the $17.9 million purchase of an office building by...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: COVID-19 vaccinations...

The start of any New Year is always a time for hope – and in 2021 we need hope more than ever.  This week, just...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Reopening depends...

When we closed our school buildings on March 13, it was inconceivable to think that we would still find ourselves in a virtual learning...

Your Views: Teacher says, “It’s time to stand for students”

To the editor: This is in response to letters from Frank Fannon, Gerald File and Molly Kaiman from the Nov. 26 Times regarding the lockdown...

Your Views: Return only when safe

To the editor: In response to your “Back to the Classroom” editorial in the Nov. 12 Alexandria Times, the issue at stake is not to...

Scottish Christmas Walk Parade cancelled

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] For half a century, Alexandrians have flocked to Old Town each December for the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. This year...

Your Views: School shutdown is harming children

To the editor: I grew up with an absent father and an abusive mother. The abuse was so bad that if this pandemic had happened...