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Va. SAT scores up, but participation way down

While average SAT scores among members of the Class of 2021 in Virginia were up, state education officials – who released the data – were cautious about taking a victory lap. The reason? Average scores were higher, but number of...

Pairs of siblings again host backpack drive for immigrant youth

Two sets of Arlington brothers for the second year in a row worked with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington to provide backpacks loaded with school supplies to refugee children in elementary and middle schools. Khalin and Karsin Patel...

AHC on hunt for volunteer tutors

AHC Inc. is recruiting volunteer tutors to provide one-on-one service to youth living in the housing provider’s apartment communities. The teen-tuotring program provides both academic and life-skills support to help teens graduate from high school, prepare for college and maximize...

Candidate urges restraint in developing Career Center site

Arlington’s likely next School Board member says her future colleagues need to pump the brakes and consider scaling back grandiose plans for the Arlington Career Center site. In a Sept. 14 forum sponsored by the Arlington County Civic Federation, Mary...

School officials: German is not on chopping block

Pop quiz today, class: How do you translate “snafu” into German? County school leaders may not know the answer to that, but say they are working overtime to fix a mess that has left German I students without a teacher...

Va. officials planning more student testing throughout year

Students in grades 3-8 this fall will be the first to take new “growth assessments” to determine baselines for measuring individual academic progress in reading and mathematics during the school year. The new tests are mandated by legislation approved by...

APS works to rebound from rough start for online students

Nearly half the students whose families have opted to keep them in “virtual” learning for the new year had a bumpy start through no fault of their own, Arlington school officials acknowledge. But, Superintendent Francisco Durán told School Board members,...

Arlington wants winter-sports athletes vaccinated

All Arlington Public Schools students competing in Virginia High School League (VHSL) athletic competition in the winter season must be vaccinated against COVID in order to take part, school officials said. Kind of. Superintendent Francisco Durán said Arlington would be imposing...

Candidate: More students riding transit would be win-win

It seems to be a policy position Arlington School Board candidates always gravitate to, but one that never quite gets to the implementation stage. And the most likely next School Board member is herself aboard with the perennial proposal –...

Arlington Community High School may be on road again

Students and staff at Arlington Community High School and its predecessors have become accustomed to making moves. And another one is in the offing. County school officials anticipate departing the building that has housed the school since 2016 no later than...
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Oakton Now 4-0; Marshall wins in OT

The latest and most significant victory so far this season for the undefeated Oakton Cougars (4-0) came the night...
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