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Students honored in annual MLK competition

The following Arlington Public Schools students were named first-place honorees in the recent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Visual-Arts Contest. Students were asked to, while incorporating a quote from Dr. King, describe in writing or through visual arts...

Arlington abandons ‘pause’ on sports, extracurriculars

Remember the scene in "Animal House" where John Belushi's character delivered an impassioned speech and, at the end, asked his fraternity brothers a seminal line -- "Who's with me?" -- and nobody followed? That appears to have been the experience...

Editorial: APS again fails to see big picture

Perhaps the most charitable explanation for the decision by Arlington school leaders to put on hold athletics and other extracurriculars at the start of 2022 is it was a well-meaning effort at slowing the spread of the COVID omicron...

If school sports stay canceled, should county rec programs be, too?

Arlington’s newest School Board member opened her tenure by intimating that, if the county school system’s ban on athletics and extracurricular activities is extended past its current Jan. 14 deadline or resurrected later, the county government should follow suit...

Uh-oh: Arlington school system almost out of snow days

Arlington school leaders may have to reconfigure their 2021-22 calendar if Mother Nature throws any more snowballs at the region. With all five days last week lost to snow – technically, four to snow and one to causes noted below...

Supply drive aims to help teachers at Arlington schools

Aspire! Afterschool Learning has partnered with a number of Arlington elementary schools to compile a wish-list of supplies for teachers, and is conducting a collection drive through Jan. 14. The schools involved are those with the highest number of students...

Arlington schools closed again … why, exactly?

File this one under the "you can't make this stuff up" category. Arlington Public Schools leaders have canceled classed today, despite forecasting yesterday that classrooms, which have been shuttered for nearly three weeks, would be operating on time. The reason? From...

Critics try to get in front of APS homework proposal

Perhaps recognizing that the only way to stop a policy from going into effect at Arlington Public Schools is to bring pressure both heavily and early in the game, critics of a nascent plan to reduce the relevance of...

Legislature could force APS to reinstate school-resource officers

The Arlington School Board would be required to reinstate school-resource officers at local schools under legislation to be considered in the upcoming General Assembly session. Among those putting in bills on the topic is Del.-elect Timothy Anderson (R-Virginia Beach), whose...

APS decision on athletics ‘pause’ triggers brushback

Arlington Public Schools’ decision to “pause” athletic and other extracurricular activities for the first half of January has been met with dissent in the ranks, eye-rolls from other jurisdictions and a full-frontal attack from a parents’ group that contends...
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Police: Robber pummels store clerk after being asked for ID

On Jan. 18 at 7:37 p.m., an individual attempted to purchase items from a business in the 3100 block...
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