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Encore Learning to present Arlington-centric coursework

While Encore Learning’s coursework repertoire extends to issues on the national and even international levels, it also provides offerings that touch on topics closer to home. A number of Arlington-centric courses are being offered during the spring semester, which begins...

New GOP chair set to preside over first meeting

As the Arlington County Republican Committee begins casting its annual net for local candidates, the party will have a new leader at the helm. Lori Urban will lead the GOP’s monthly meeting – slated for Jan. 27 at 7 p.m....

Grant to community college will aid career-readiness

Northern Virginia Community College has received a $240,000 innovation grant in the initial phase of Strada Education Network’s $10 million Beyond Completion Challenge, one of 15 institutions of higher education to receive the funding. The challenge is aimed at helping...

Bill would make it easier to hire Va. teachers from overseas

A measure being patroned by a local legislator would make it easier for Virginia school districts to hire educators from outside the U.S. State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) has introduced a measure that would require the Virginia Board of Education...

Editor’s Notebook: Another ‘what might have been’ episode

As the Arlington County Board convenes for its first working session of the new year, its members may want to reflect that it was 19 Januaries ago that Charles Monroe died after suffering a seizure while chairing his first...

Homeowners likely to face brunt of higher tax bills

Arlington homeowners will pick up an increasing percentage of the county government’s $1.4 billion budget tab over the coming year, as home-value assessments saw another significant increase while assessments on the commercial side were flat. The end result? Unless Arlington...

Editor’s Notebook: A fork in the road among legislators

With Democrats back in the minority in the House of Delegates, it seems as if delegates from our coverage areas in Arlington and Fairfax counties are taking one of two tacks in approaching bills dropped in the hopper for...

Supplemental arts grants coming to local organizations

Arlington County Board members on Jan. 22 are slated to approve $50,000 to be split among local arts groups, another effort to assist their efforts in rebounding from the COVID crisis. The funding amounts were proposed by the county government’s...

Encore Learning preps spring course preview

Encore Learning, an education/cultural program designed for local seniors, will hold its spring course preview on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. in a Zoom format. “This is where you can learn more about courses you are interested in, and...

Editor’s Notebook: Two extremes on student masking

It's my favorite kind of Editor's Notebook post: I get to crap on both sides of an issue! The issue? Masking in schools. The sides? Gov. Youngkin on the one hand, Northern Virginia school systems on the other. Let's start with...

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