Tag: alexandria schools

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...

Your Views: In-person learning can be done safely

To the editor: The number of desks that can fit into a classroom is a fundamental question, central to determining how many students can be...