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Arlington Public Schools

Editor’s Notebook: Smoke ’em if you got ’em

When in doubt, dip into the archives of the Northern Virginia Sun to pull out some interesting tidbits. It never fails. And let's take the wayback machine to this week in 1968, when an Arlington Public Schools task force has...

APS students win accolades for musical prowess

Henry Price, a student at Washington-Liberty High School, has been named to the All-Virginia Jazz Ensemble in the trombone section, and performed at the Virginia Music Educators’ state convention in Richmond on Nov. 17. In addition, Josephine Hoey of Wakefield...

Planetarium group is searching cosmos for new board members

Friends of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium is seeking new members for its board of directors. “No special experience is needed, just your enthusiasm and an interest in promoting the planetarium and science education in our community,” leaders of the...

Arlington schools lauded for supporting military families

Eight Arlington public schools have for the first time received the designation of “Virginia Purple Star School” for their commitment to military families. Arlington Career Center, Arlington Traditional School, Key Elementary School, Hoffman-Boston Elementary School, Kenmore Middle School, Oakridge Elementary...

New online-tutoring service picking up student converts

Arlington Public Schools’ secondary-school students already have received more than 113,000 minutes of support through a new-for-2022 initiative with an online contractor that offers assistance through tutoring and review of work. More than 2,060 Arlington students at 13 schools have...

APS takes legislators ‘to school’ in preparation for 2023

Arlington Public Schools on Nov. 10 welcomed members of the county’s General Assembly delegation to a “take your legislator to school” event at Cardinal Elementary School. “They got to see, first-hand, the hard work and dedication” of school-system personnel, School...

Editorial: Make every day of school count

Unless things get really bad, snowstorm-wise, Arlington Public Schools does not plan to revert to “virtual” learning during inclement-weather days this winter, but rather rely on the tried and true snow days that have been a staple of childhood...

Updates to Randolph Elementary playground add learning opportunities

Regular physical activity is essential to help children build strong muscles and bones, improve fine motor skills, focus better in the classroom and maintain mental health. To help promote such activity, students and staff at Randolph Elementary School on Oct....

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...

Letter: Arlington school bond will support youth across county

Editor: On Election Day, Arlingtonians have a chance to invest in the future of all Arlington children by voting YES on the 2022 Arlington school bond. The 2022 school bond will finance infrastructure improvements that support the health, safety and...
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Newly selected economic-development czar is a neighbor

It’s another national search that ended up with a new department head coming from very close to home. Arlington County...
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