Tag: schools

Your Views: First integrated are first eliminated at ACPS

To the editor: Lewis Walker began sweeping floors and emptying trash cans in George Washington High School in Alexandria in 1948. For most of his...

Our View: The implications of our history

The history of a place encompasses more than buildings. History is too complicated and layered to be contained just by structures, even ones as...

Superintendent Hutchings proposes custodian plan

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com After months of public outcry, a plan is in the works to address the 30 Alexandria City Public Schools custodians...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Leadership requires...

Leadership requires tough decision making. We would all like to be able to achieve everything for everyone, but it is a reality of life...

FY2020 budget passes without tax rate hike

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2020 operating budget on May 1, maintaining the real estate tax rate for the...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Students must...

This spring, Alexandria City Public Schools administrators will begin to look at our priorities for the next five years. Our current strategic plan was...

Patrick Henry swing space plan advances

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com A preliminary plan to use the old Patrick Henry School building as a swing space while Douglas MacArthur Elementary School...

The day two sisters proved T.C. Williams wrong

By Jim McElhatton Sixty years ago next week, the namesake of Alexandria’s only public high school – former superintendent Thomas Chambliss “T.C.” Williams – appeared...

Allison Silberberg reflects on term as mayor

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com As she looks back on her time as mayor, Allison Silberberg’s reflections are built from stories of the events she’s...

Our View: The school maintenance conundrum

Many of Alexandria’s schools have severe maintenance woes. This is not a new issue, but rather a problem that’s been festering for years –...