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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...

About Alexandria: Communicating about schools

By Mark Eaton  The first day of school is a kind of New Year’s Day for families and for Alexandria City Public Schools teachers and...

About Alexandria: Public sector hiring myths

By Mark Eaton Alexandria’s city government and ACPS are the products of hiring decisions. Voters make hiring decisions in elections and administrators make hiring decisions...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: The mystery of Chinquapin Pool

Alexandria’s urban legends are fascinating. They include the various answers to this question: How, in 1985, was the Chinquapin Recreation Center opened next to...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Stormwater utility fee credit suggestions

Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services is consistently in the spotlight because part of its mission is to solve the city’s persistent flooding...

Your Views: Times columnists need viewpoint diversity

To the editor: I ask that you seek a greater diversity of views among those you feature in the yellow-background columns on the weekly opinion...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Alexandria’s listening deficit

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) thinks parents need another way to share their views about the public schools. Accordingly, he established an email address, [email protected],...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Repair the ACHS cistern

Every day when Alexandria City High School students and staff cross the plaza to the main entrance of the King Street campus, they walk...

About Alexandria with Mark Eaton: Rethinking SROs

School resource officers became a flashpoint this year in Alexandria. Last May, City Council voted 5-1 to redirect funding for uniformed Alexandria Police Department...