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Inflation, supply-chain issues impact APS efforts to secure entrances

Students and staff at three Arlington schools will have to wait their turn a little longer before their facilities receive modernized, secure entrances. School Board members on March 24 were briefed on how the school system plans to address rising...

COVID-lockdown fallout: Not all students keeping up in math

While many Arlington Public Schools middle-school students have bounced back from the COVID-lockdown learning slump, others are still feeling the effect of nearly a full school year out of the classroom. The school system needs to “make sure we keep...

School system inks revamped deal with county police

It took significantly longer than perhaps first contemplated, but Arlington’s school system and police department have come to a concordat on a new relationship. “We have reached a major milestone,” Superintendent Francisco Durán said on March 10, reporting that the...

APS seeking input on bell-schedule revisions

Members of the Arlington Public Schools community have the chance to weigh in on proposals to streamline the school system’s bell schedule. A community survey was dispatched to parents and others on March 14, looking at various proposals that have...

Middle-schoolers find success in healthy-recipe competition

A group of seventh-grade students in the Family and Consumer Science program at Kenmore Middle School brought home a first-place award in the 10th annual Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge, held March 5 at Hayfield Secondary School. Kenmore’s team...

APS to add sexting as offense for which police are brought in

Even as Arlington school leaders attempt to keep a policing presence out of their buildings wherever feasible, state law requires administrators to report a host of offenses to law enforcement. To adhere to it, School Board members on March 10...

Data: ESL students needing more time to learn English

Blame COVID-related learning lockdowns or other factors, but it is taking Arlington Public Schools students who are not native speakers of English slightly longer to achieve proficiency in the language, according to a report slated to be presented to...

APS tosses in towel on its mask mandate (for now)

After months of refusing even to consider loosening mask mandates in its facilities, the leadership of Arlington Public Schools on Feb. 28 threw in the towel – at least for the time being. The trigger was the Feb. 25 reversal...

APS to provide updates to mask policy Monday

With the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention having amended its guidance on masking in indoor areas -- including school facilities -- Arlington Public Schools plans to try and provide more clarity on its policy. "We are reviewing the...

School system mulls how far it will press masking issue

Exactly how hard Arlington school leaders plan to push back against a new state law mandating mask freedom in public schools remains to be seen, but it doesn’t appear the school system plans to acquiesce happily. The new state law...
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