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Public Invited to Converse with Student Achievement Expert

ACPS is inviting parents and community members to join in Imagine the Titans: Equity and Excellence, a forum featuring Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson, director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University. The conversation will address the topic of High Achievement for Each and Every Student: Challenges and Solutions.

T.C. Senior Named 2010 National Achievement Semifinalist

Jacobi B. Hines, a T.C. Williams student, is one of more than 1,600 African American high school seniors designated as a semifinalist in the 46th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The semifinalists can continue in the competition for the roughly 800 Achievement Scholarship awards, which will be distributed next spring.

City Schools to Participate in Federal Tutoring Pilot Program

Mount Vernon, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay elementary schools and all five of the citys public middle schools will participate in the U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Educational Services Pilot during the current school year.

Rising ACPS Numbers Pose Significant Issues

For the second time in as many years, the citys public school population has eclipsed the divisions projected enrollment numbers, further crowding campuses and reaffirming school leaders concerns from last year.

Special Needs Support Group Meets Monday at St. Elmos

St. Elmos Group, a gathering of parents of children with special needs, meets Monday from 8 to 10 p.m. for the first installment of a three-part series. The sessions feature representatives from the Alexandria Network for Student Resources a network of professionals including coaches, an advocate, a tutor, an organizer, a psychologist and an early childhood specialist which works with students with a variety of learning issues.

First ACPS Meeting Hints at Philosophical Change

In its first session of the new school year, the Alexandria City School Board began debating a new guidance that, if passed, would revamp the ways in which educators evaluate a students performance.

Growing Pains Felt During First G.W. Meal

Even in the middle of what school officials called one of their smoothest back-to-school periods ever, some things did not quite work out as swimmingly as they had originally hoped.

School Buses Working Toward Smooth Start

Bus routes for students in Alexandria City Public Schools have been dropped in the mail and are also posted on the schools website at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/transportation/. The schools department of transportation has been working throughout the summer to ensure that students arrive at school safely and on-time.
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