Tag: mark eaton

Learning disruptions hurt all

To the editor:  Thank you to Mark Eaton for his keen insights on the need for a quality alternative education program in Alexandria’s schools. As...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Inflection point or ‘rinse and repeat?’

By Mark Eaton On January 11, the Alexandria Times reported on Alexandria City High School teacher Matthew Henry’s distressing letter to the School Board. Henry’s...

City leaders send ‘wish list’ legislative package to General Assembly

By Mark Eaton Alexandria’s Legislative Director Sarah Graham Taylor and members of City Council are unsure how much of the city’s “wish list” has a...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Zoning for Housing: An afterword

By Mark Eaton There are important takeaways from the Zoning for Housing debate that should not be lost in the collective exhale of relief, or...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Hits and misses in 2023

By Mark Eaton About Alexandria reached its second anniversary last month, so it is time to look back on 2023’s columns to assess the...

Zoning for Housing, explained: What to know ahead of the November...

By Mark Eaton and Caitlyn Meisner | [email protected] The city’s “Zoning for Housing/Housing for All” proposal is approaching a planned vote from City Council on...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Staggering forward

By Mark Eaton Since the 1960’s, the Alexandria School Board’s relationship to the electorate has been restructured about every 30 years. In July 1964, the General...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Using a sledgehammer to swat a...

By Mark Eaton Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) was exasperated when, on Feb. 2, a Virginia Senate committee blocked House Bill 2426, which would...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: 2022’s Hits and Misses

By Mark Eaton “About Alexandria” was one year old as of last month. Education experts say there is no improvement without assessment, so it is...

About Alexandria: The development test

Infrastructure decisions in Alexandria, particularly those related to new development, are topics of continuing and vigorous debate. A former City Councilor defined a test...