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Monday, October 18, 2021

Arlington Public Schools

Editor’s Notebook: Just a false alarm. This time. Next time?

For those who believe that mere random coincidences occur in the universe – yours truly is sometimes dubious they actually exist – it was quite the big one Wednesday morning. At the same time Washington-Liberty High School was in lockdown...

Arlington school leaders thank custodians for efforts

Arlington school leaders have asked local parents and students to spend a moment and thank custodians at local schools for their hard work. “Each and every custodian I meet is so proud of their schools. They treat it like their...

APS: Progress being made on rebuilding German-language program

Arlington school officials say they’re hoping to be back on track by the end of the month to address yet another crisis that popped up at the start of the school system – the lack of a teacher to...

Apologies continue as online-learning effort still not on track

When it comes to Arlington Public Schools’ rollout of its 2021-22 “virtual”-learning option, September ended as it began – with Superintendent Francisco Durán and School Board members engaged in both damage control and a mea-culpa tour. Despite promises to School...

School system to take another step on road to collective bargaining

The push to give Arlington Public Schools’ staff collective-bargaining rights is expected to move another step forward in coming weeks. School Board members on Sept. 30 will review a draft list of budget priorities for next year to be handed...

APS auditor may take crack at funding of online-learning option

The Arlington school system’s internal auditor aims to take a look at the district’s rollout of its “virtual”-learning option for the 2021-22 school year, according to a preliminary plan to be presented to School Board members this week. John Mickevice...

APS shut out in quest for 2021-22 Blue Ribbon School

One Fairfax County school was named among seven Virginia public schools honored as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, but the rest of Northern Virginia’s inner suburbs found themselves shut out. A total of 325...

Candidates: APS not serving minority students well

Candidates seeking to be Arlington’s next School Board member were asked, during a Sept. 20 Arlington NAACP campaign forum, to grade the county school system’s efforts serving students, and communities, of color. The response surely will not warm the hearts...

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...

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...
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