Tag: equity

What Alexandria’s demographic trends say about city’s future

By Mark Eaton | [email protected] It’s no secret that the City of Alexandria is constantly evolving, nor that it will continue to evolve. But the ways...

Your Views: An open letter to the School Board

To the editor: Dear School Board and Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D: I just watched some of the most recent School Board meeting and I...

Your Views: Police Review Board is the right step

To the editor: As a longtime resident of Alexandria and the lead organizer at Tenants and Workers United, I write to commend the Alexandria...

Your Views: Stamping out the math wars

To the editor: In response to the May 6 letter to the editor, “STEMing access to math,” I encourage students and parents concerned about...

Your Views: Conservation is an equity issue

To the editor: As the president and CEO of America’s oldest forest conservation organization, I spend my days trying to help cities across America...

My View with Meronne Teklu: Why I’m running for council

My story really starts with my parents and their pursuit of the American Dream. I was born in Alexandria to resilient immigrant parents. They...

My View with Kevin Harris: Why I’m running for council

I’ve called Alexandria home since attending John Adams Elementary School. My mother, a single working-class woman, believed I would receive more opportunities living with...

Your Views: Amateurs overrule experts, expel SROs

To the editor: On May 3, City Council, during an incredibly disjointed meeting, voted to cancel a decades-long partnership between the city and schools...

Candidate profile: Kevin Harris sets sights on council

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] For Kevin Harris, a seat on City Council means an opportunity to expand equity in Alexandria. As president of the Alexandria Redevelopment...

Candidate profile: Meronne Teklu enters council race

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] At 25, Meronne Teklu has worked as a tech consultant, nonprofit manager and advisory board member. She’s also launched her...