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Effort aims to make youth safer drivers

Statistics show that more teen drivers in Virginia will be involved in traffic crashes between May and August than in any other time of the year, Virginia State Police said. To help save lives and prevent crashes during the high-risk...

Historical-essay competition looks at impact of 9/11

The Arlington Historical Society and Cherrydale Columbia Lodge 42 again are gearing up to present the Arlington Historical Essay Contest for youth in grades 8-12. Students are asked to write an essay on: “How did the 9/11 attack affect Arlington?...

Arlington Democrats offering caucus voting in person, online

The Arlington County Democratic Committee will offer both online and in-person voting options for its May School Board caucus – but the emphasis will decidedly be on digital. “We encourage voting at home, given the ongoing pandemic,” party chair Jill...

Ways to encourage girls to embrace STEM

(StatePoint) The global challenges of the future will require kids today to have a strong STEM foundation. Unfortunately, girls are not always expected or encouraged to pursue these fields of study. Here are some great ways to boost girls’ interest...

Tips for easing stress of classroom return

(StatePoint) When it comes to the emotional well-being of students post-pandemic, a new study reveals that teachers expect significant challenges when schools make a full return to in-person learning. The study, commissioned by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the world...

Literacy Council offers tastes of what students go through

Imagine you parachute into the middle of Tokyo – a Tokyo where nobody speaks English and you speak nary a word of Japanese – and your primary goal is to find some way, any way, to understand enough to...

Schools & Military, 3/25/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. Valerie Marshall of Arlington, a 2017 graduate of Yorktown High School, has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at Washington & Lee University.Gabrielle...

Commentary: APS not following science in faulty reopening plan

Arlington Parents for Education issued the following statement last week: The news that Arlington Public Schools (APS) will remain in “hybrid” for the rest of the school year shows that the superintendent and School Board continue to disregard Virginia guidance...

Students serving stints with Civilian Community Corps

Ciaran Lyons, Charles Kniseley, Oscar Lujan and Wilhemina Solley of Arlington are currently serving with the National Civilian Community Corps, a 10-month program sponsored by AmeriCorps. They are completing a series of different projects (from six to 12 weeks long)...

Community Foundation offering STEM teacher fellowships

The Arlington Community Foundation has opened its annual STEM Workforce Development Teacher Fellowship program, which provides Arlington Public Schools’ teachers with opportunities to learn about workplace needs in STEM . The funding helps teachers “use the experience to enhance student...
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No injuries reported in Fairlington shooting incident

On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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