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Arlington Parents for Education

Advocacy group: Don’t even consider return to ‘virtual learning’

In the immortal words of Sheriff Buford T. Justice in “Smokey and the Bandit”: “Oh, you can think about it. But doooooooooon’t do it.” That’s the pre-emptive message being sent to leadership of Arlington Public Schools by an advocacy group,...

Parent-advocacy group wins admission to Civic Federation

A group that has been pressing county school leadership on a host of issues, ranging from keeping classrooms open to extending the school year, is now a member of the Arlington County Civic Federation. But not without some internal grumbling...

Parent group wants more instructional time in APS calendar

An advocacy group is pressing the Arlington School Board to add more instructional time to the school system’s proposed 2022-23 calendar. The comments came at the Dec. 2 School Board meeting, in which board members were presented with a staff...

Arlington educational-advocacy group incorporates

An advocacy organization born of the fight to bring Arlington students back into classrooms has formalized its status as a lobbying group. Arlington Parents for Education has incorporated under Section 501(c)(4) of the federal tax code, giving it tax-exempt status...

APS raked over coals for summer-school efforts

Arlington school leaders are getting abuse from both ends when it comes to criticism of newly announced summer-school restrictions. A group that has pressed Arlington schools leaders for a faster reopening of classes says new limitations show a continued lack...

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...
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Weather concerns nix weekend’s MPAartfest

McLean Project for the Arts has announced cancellation of its Oct. 2 MPAartfest due to pending weather issues. "The decision...
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