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Education

Encore Learning to look at climate-change impact on Va.

Encore Learning will present a program on the potential impacts of climate change on Virginia during an online program on Monday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Jim Kinter, director of the George Mason University Center for...

Piece of school bond draws questions, brushback

The Arlington school system’s request for additional bond funding to construct a new entrance to a recently built school drew the ire of some at a recent forum, but school officials said there is a reasonable – if somewhat...

Student from Arlington wins coveted scholarship

Adie Selassie of Arlington, a senior at Sidwell Friends School, was the only Virginian to be named a 2021 Calvin Coolidge Presidential Scholar. The program, overseen by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, is a merit-based competition that provides full tuition,...

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,...
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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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