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Arlington Public Schools

APS on hunt for latest chief academic officer

The Arlington school system is on the hunt for a new academic chief, after the incumbent in the position was dispatched to serve for a second tour of duty as a middle-school principal. Bridget Loft, the current chief academic officer,...

Arlington prepping task force on virtual-learning efforts

A little over two months after School Board members killed off the Arlington Public Schools’ virtual-learning program for the coming school year, the school system is gearing up to appoint a task force to study future moves. May 6 at...

After sparring, Career Center concept design approved

Arlington School Board members on April 28 voted to move forward with the most expensive capital project in the school system’s history, but only after sparks flew between the board’s newest member and its most senior one. Board members voted...

APS again wins national music designation

Arlington Public Schools has been honored with a “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the NAMM Foundation for its commitment to music education. The district’s music program has “made us proud once again,” said Superintendent Francisco Durán, who noted...

Career Center design plan still facing headwinds

As it gets down to crunch time for approving a design plan for the Arlington Career Center parcel, community criticism and School Board concerns are being raised over the overall cost, the amenities provided and whether focusing so much...

Former Superintendent Murphy departing W.Va. gig in June

Three years after announcing he was leaving his Arlington post for a similar job in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, Patrick Murphy is retiring. The former Arlington superintendent, who served for a decade before leaving in the summer of 2019 to...

Letter: Planetarium is vital asset for Arlington students

Editor: I’m writing regarding funding for the director position at the Arlington school system’s David M. Brown Planetarium. My hope is that the funding would be restored, as it is vital to the continued operation of the planetarium. This would...

H-B Woodlawn duo headed to state finals of History Day tourney

H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program seventh-graders Olivia Soldano and Ava Yi placed third in the Junior Group Exhibit category of the annual Virginia History Day District 5 competition. Their project – “Trail of Tears” – focused on removal of Native Americans...

Local high school gearing up for two pending moves

If Arlington Community High School had a country-music theme song, perhaps it would be Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again.” Having bounced around in various locations over the years before landing in a stand-alone building on the Arlington Career Center...

APS plan would increase instructional time (maybe)

It’s a mystery: How does a school district that invariably has the highest (or close to it) per-student costs in the region also have the lowest amount of instructional time in a typical school year? Whatever the historical reasons for...
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Potomac School second in state softball tourney

For a third straight time, the season ended for the Potomac School Panthers girls softball team with a loss...
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