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Education

Is APS’s achievement gap an unfixable problem?

When it comes to Arlington Public Schools, the only constant seems to be change. School Board members come and School Board members go. Superintendents show up and then move on. Enrollment zigs up and enrollment zags down. Students start kindergarten...

Junior ROTC cadet wins DAR accolades

Cadet Mariella Busigo of the Air Force Junior ROTC unit of Arlington Public Schools has been presented with the National JROTC Medal by the Arlington House chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The ceremony took place on...

Historical Society lays out question for student-essay competition

The Arlington Historical Society again is teaming with Cherrydale-Columbia Masonic Lodge 42 in the annual student-essay competition focused on local history. The competition is open to students in grades 8 to 12, and focuses on the following topic: “Arlington was once...

Artists Alliance, Career Center team up on new exhibition

An exhibition of artworks by students at the Arlington Career Center – called “Destruction” – will be on view during June at Gallery Underground, a Crystal City art gallery maintained by the Arlington Artists Aliance. “We partnered with the Career...

Mason grads urged to chart own paths in life

Green-begowned graduates at George Mason University could be forgiven they wondered why commencement keynote speaker Stu Shea asked them to stand, take a single step and lean in with their classmates. Shea noted how famous people throughout history – Martin...

Planetarium boosters see brighter times ahead

Boosters of the Arlington school system’s planetarium are hopeful that new budget funding will enable the facility – shuttered since before the pandemic – to reopen with a permanent teacher attached to it by fall. School Board members in early...

County Board members critical of APS COVID-testing requirements

Is the Arlington school system inadvertently encouraging parents to not report COVID-like symptoms among students? That’s the concern of a number of County Board members, who say the current testing requirements make it more likely parents will stay mum rather...

Arlington graduations headed back to Constitution Hall

Arlington Public Schools plans on having graduation ceremonies for its three main high schools back in their traditional spot – D.A.R. Constitution Hall – for the first time since 2019. School officials have detailed plans for in-person commencement exercises for...

Community-college grads lauded for success in challenging times

“Boundless horizons” await the newly minted graduates of Northen Virginia Community College, the institution’s president told them during May 15 ceremonies at EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University. “Your commitment to your goals to getting here today...

Marymount grads lauded for talents, perseverance

The past two years have highlighted the need for passionate new members of the health-care and educational professions, and the first of three commencement exercises held by Marymount University the weekend of May 13-15 gave students in the university’s...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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