Tag: schools

OUR VIEW | The Best Kind of ABCs: ...

The Alexandria School Board is finally taking a step back toward fiscal responsibility in the budget it is expected to pass in tonights budget adoption meeting. After years of runaway spending last years overall budget increased by a whopping 5.1 percent new Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Superintendent Morton Sherman and School Board Chair Yvonne Folkerts have provided some much-needed leadership in crafting a budget that actually decreased by 0.9 percent from last year.

ACPS Budget Proposal Moves Forward

The Alexandria City Public School (ACPS) budget for the fiscal year 2010 has undergone several changes additions and subtractions, revisions, undos and redos but the final tally is the same as what ACPS Superintendent Morton Sherman presented on January 8.

Minnie Howard to Merge With T.C. Williams

Alexandrias 9th grade students may have felt like T.C. Williams Titans all along, even though, technically, they were not. This will change February 2.

Your Views | Do We Want Teachers or...

As the ACPS budget process moves towards a close, I am anxious to see what current School Board members propose adding, and cutting, in the 2010 ACPS budget. Its a tough economy, with property values and tax revenue continuing to fall, but the superintendent and his staff have done yeomans work.

Your Views | Why Merging Minnie Howard and T.C....

Iam pleased to announce that the Alexandria School Board has reviewed my proposal to merge our program for grades 9 through 12, making the Minnie Howard Ninth-Grade Center an official campus of T.C. Williams High School beginning Monday, February 2.

Lyles-Crouch Takes Top Honors

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy has character.

The elementary school recently won first place in Virginia for its grant application in the Character Education Partnerships (CEP) National Schools of Character contest. The school beat out other Virginia schools both public and private at the elementary and secondary level to earn top billing in the state.

Public Weighs In On ACPS Budget

Alexandria community members seized the opportunity to make clear their feelings about the proposed ACPS budget for FY 2010, expressing concerns over how potential staffing cuts may affect programming

High School Reflections Winners Announced

Eleven students received awards in the 2008-09 Reflections Program sponsored by the T.C. Williams High School/Minnie Howard School PTSA.

State Recognizes Six City Schools with Awards

What does it take to be recognized as one of Virginias premierepublic schools? Look no further than George Mason Elementary School.

Dont Forget Our Schools

I am writing in response to a Washington Post article that examined how different school districts are preparing students for the 21st century. Arlington, Anne Arundel and Charles County schools are creating digital classrooms and offering innovative courses in environmental resource management, Chinese and engineering.