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Marymount launches English-proficiency initiative for int’l students

Starting in January, Marymount University will offer intermediate and advanced English classes for the first time through the institution’s newly-launched Intensive English Language Program (IELP). Catering to international students and other individuals for whom English is not a primary language,...

No clear consensus on Arlington school system’s 2023-24 calendar

Arlington School Board members on Dec. 1 will attempt to sort out conflicting views as they get their first formal look at the proposed 2023-24 school calendar. The proposal by Superintendent Francisco Durán and staff diverts from the recommendation of...

APS to pay more for gas-company services at school

Jumpin’ Jack Flash it’s a gas-gas-gas, only not necessarily in a good way for county taxpayers. But, county school officials said, a request by Washington Gas for a 43-percent increase in reimbursement for work being done at “The Heights” building...

APS to give parents more advance notice of sexually-explicit material

Arlington School Board members on Dec. 1 are slated to approve new rules regarding the use of sexually-explicit material in classroom instruction, falling in line behind new state requirements that give local school districts no discretion in the matter. School...

No ‘free lunch’? Arlington school system wants that changed

The phrase “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” may remain a truism economically if not necessarily politically, but the Arlington School Board is hoping to get somebody else to pay for student meals. As part of its...

Appointments made to Teen Advisory Board

Arlington County Board members recently appointed the following individuals to the Teen Advisory Board, with terms expiring June 30, 2023. Avalon Bennett and Carrie Finn were appointed co-chairs of the panel, and Cady Shenk was appointed executive assistant leader. The following...

APS students win accolades for musical prowess

Henry Price, a student at Washington-Liberty High School, has been named to the All-Virginia Jazz Ensemble in the trombone section, and performed at the Virginia Music Educators’ state convention in Richmond on Nov. 17. In addition, Josephine Hoey of Wakefield...

Mason alumnus returning to give commencement address

A George Mason University alumnus who went on to make his mark in higher education will return to serve as speaker at the university’s winter commencement, slated for Dec. 15. Gregory Fowler earned a master’s degree in English at Mason...

Arlington schools lauded for supporting military families

Eight Arlington public schools have for the first time received the designation of “Virginia Purple Star School” for their commitment to military families. Arlington Career Center, Arlington Traditional School, Key Elementary School, Hoffman-Boston Elementary School, Kenmore Middle School, Oakridge Elementary...

Marymount engineering professor lauded at state level

Dr. Eric Bubar, the founding associate professor of engineering at Marymount University who is well-known for using his scientific and 3D-printing talents to support those in need locally and around the world, has been recognized by the Virginia Foundation...
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