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School Board: Bigger is better for Arlington Career Center

Arlington School Board members on Oct. 27 voted unanimously to authorize construction of a larger, more expensive, new Arlington Career Center building, saying the opportunities it will provide outweigh concerns that the extra cost may come at the expense...

Grant will help Career Center start artificial-intelligence club

The future is now, or soon will be, at the Arlington Career Center. Arlington School Board members on Oct. 27 approved a one-year, $10,000 grant in support of the new artificial-intelligence club that is starting at the school. The program will...

Candidates back Career Center, with some cost reservations

School Board candidates are in agreement that the Arlington Career Center building needs to be replaced, but waffled to a degree when asked if it is worth moving forward with the costlier option a majority of current board members...

Arlington Career Center cost estimate rises even higher

As Arlington voters are being asked to fund the largest capital project in the county school system’s history, the estimated price tag has risen once again. The new projected cost for the Arlington Career Center project – $182.4 million, announced...

Career Center’s parking needs could impact surrounding streets

Residents living in neighborhoods adjacent to the Arlington Career Center parcel may find themselves sharing on-street parking with students and teachers once the massive rebuild of the parcel is complete. The county school system has proposed a 360-space parking garage...

Career Center grads to many paths to singular destination

It already had been a momentous month of June for Akram Bikoni. He had attended his first prom and, that very same day, became an American citizen. And on June 14, Bikoni joined fellow members of the Class of 2022...

Editor’s Notebook: Playing catchup on graduation

This week’s Arlington print edition will have coverage of a number of graduation ceremonies that didn’t quite fit in last week’s edition, including those at the Arlington Career Center and Arlington Community High School. Both had a different vibe than...

Spending plan leads to question: Will APS have enough cash?

The most expensive construction project in Arlington Public Schools’ history won’t limit the school system’s long-term ability to embark on other capital-spending efforts, the county’s superintendent said on June 9. But a little more than a month after a divided...

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...

Letter: Career Center proposal needs much more review

Editor: At its April 28 meeting, the School Board voted to advance an ill-conceived $170 million proposal for the Arlington Career Center, which will burden the school district with annual debt payments of around $10 million per year –...
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