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Arlington School Board

Editor’s Notebook: Back when Billy brewed controversy

For those not old enough to remember the extended family of Jimmy Carter, trust me that they were a wacky bunch. Miss Lillian, the mother of the brood, once remarked that if she'd known in advance how much trouble...

Democrat topping independent in open School Board seat

In the Arlington School Board race, Democratic-backed contender Bethany Sutton was holding an almost 2-to-1 lead over independent James Vell Rives IV, suggesting that the Arlington County Democratic Committee's sample ballot remained a dominant factor all the way down...

Kiwanis Club honors retiring School Board member

The Kiwanis Club of Arlington on Nov. 2 presented Arlington School Board member Barbara Kanninen with a Community Service Award in honor of her eight-year tenure serving students in Arlington. The award was presented by club member Tom Parker at...

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: Sutton has best skill set for School Board service

Editor: Your endorsement of James Vell Rives IV for Arlington School Board failed to mention several key points. Of the two School Board candidates, Bethany Sutton has significantly more experience in education than Rives. For over a decade, Sutton has...

Letter: If you want focus kept on students, vote Rives

Editor: Thank you, Sun Gazette, for endorsing James Vell Rives IV for Arlington School Board. After devastating policies that left Virginia students with significant declines in math and reading levels, Rives is the independent voice we need to ensure every...

Letter: Rives is the contender School Board needs right now

Editor: As Arlington Public Schools continues to emerge from the tumult of the pandemic-era closures that the district imposed starting in March 2020, making up for the resultant “learning loss” is of paramount importance. We parents, families, residents and taxpayers...

Candidates back Career Center, with some cost reservations

School Board candidates are in agreement that the Arlington Career Center building needs to be replaced, but waffled to a degree when asked if it is worth moving forward with the costlier option a majority of current board members...

Advocacy group preps for debate between School Board candidates

Arlington Parents for Education is hosting an online campaign forum featuring School Board candidates James Vell Rives IV and Bethany Sutton on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. “We anticipate featuring questions that focus on our platform centered on educational...

School Board candidates face questions on solving ‘achievement gap’

It’s the seemingly intractable issue that has plagued Arlington Public Schools for decades: How to close the so-called “achievement gap” between students of different racial, ethnic, ability and economic groups? School Board contenders Bethany Sutton and James Vell Rives IV...
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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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