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Arlington school officials to detail ‘new relationship’ with police

Having voted to toss Arlington police out of school buildings last school year, Arlington Public Schools is about to unveil a new agreement with the police department that will guide the relationship going forward. A draft of the proposed agreement...

New holiday means three-day week for Arlington students

It’ll be a three-day work week, so to speak, for Arlington students this week. Classrooms will be closed on Nov. 2 for Election Day, and on Nov. 4, the school system will for the first time celebrate Diwali – a...

Arlington school system ups ante to recruit substitutes

If throwing money at a problem guarantees it will be solved, then Arlington Public Schools’ challenges in recruiting and retaining substitute teachers may soon be a thing in the past. The county school system on Nov. 1 launched a new...

Management firm for Ed Center project to get more cash

The firm that has been overseeing construction at the former Arlington Education Center will get another funding bump, as the project lingers longer than expected and requires more oversight. School Board members on Oct. 28 were slated to be briefed...

Wakefield staffer wins Va. driving-instruction honors

The Virginia Association for Driver Education and Traffic Safety has named Wakefield High School’s Tony Bentley the Behind the Wheel Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made at the state meeting, held online on Oct. 1, which featured 140...

Editorial: APS flunks online-learning (again…)

We start with the good news, such as it is: One has to credit the leadership of Arlington Public Schools with not trying to hide the fact that its VLP (Virtual Learning Program) has had a really, really, really...

Arlington Community High School moving to Pentagon City

Support from Amazon will allow Arlington Public Schools to move its Arlington Community High School to the PenPlace development in Pentagon City. The high school, which currently serves about 300 students (ages 16 to adult), mostly immigrants, in a building...

School leaders attempt to sort out online-learning mess

Arlington Public Schools leaders say they have triaged some of the most pressing fallout from a rocky rollout of the new online-learning initiative, but still have steps to take to ensure the program meets its promises to students and...

School officials likely to build new Career Center from scratch

School Board members on Oct. 28 are likely to approve, in principle, construction of a $150-million-to-$170-million new Arlington Career Center, which could be open to students by the end of 2025 if all goes according to plan. The proposal to...

APS leaders promising limited boundary tweaks

Arlington school leaders say they remain committed to restraining school-boundary changes over the coming year to the minimum necessary, and have promised to keep affected families in the communication loop throughout the process. Arlington Public Schools officials on Oct. 11...
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NAACP bestows grants on social-safety-net organizations

As it continues to build a bigger – and at times more outspoken – footprint, the Arlington branch of...
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