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Arlington School Board

Editorial: The choice for Arlington School Board

With the Missing Middle fracas dominating the three-way Arlington County Board race, voters also on Nov. 8 will be choosing a School Board member to replace Barbara Kanninen, who opted not to face the electorate again. School Board races merit...

Arlington Career Center cost estimate rises even higher

As Arlington voters are being asked to fund the largest capital project in the county school system’s history, the estimated price tag has risen once again. The new projected cost for the Arlington Career Center project – $182.4 million, announced...

School Board contenders focus on APS leadership, outreach at debate

COVID-era learning loss, building security, the persistent academic-achievement gap and the future of capital projects all were part of the Arlington School Board candidate forum held Sept. 6 and sponsored by the Arlington County Civic Federation. “We need to get...

Editor’s Notebook: Will candidates actually address devastating school lockouts?

Li'l Scotty's days of moderating political debates are long gone. They were fun while they lasted but it's more stressful, ergo less enjoyable, up there at the moderator's podium than it appears, so I stopped accepting and, eventually, organizations...

Editorial: Our marching orders for Arlington political challengers

With Arlington’s semi-formal start to election season set to begin next week with the Arlington County Civic Federation’s annual candidate forum, we provide our annual advice for those taking on incumbents. In this case, it’s directed specifically at independents Audrey...

Editorial: Putting the squeeze on public comment in Arlington?

Perhaps we are reading too much into them – that’s what we do – but actions taken by the Arlington School Board and County Board over the summer (when nobody was looking) should be disconcerting for those who value...

Cash totals modest so far in School Board race

It’s definitely not shaping up to be a six-figure kind of election from a campaign-cash standpoint, and who actually is doing best in fund-raising for the Arlington School Board seat on the Nov. 8 ballot kind of depends on...

Editorial: Audit lays bare shortcomings of ‘virtual-learning’ effort

There wasn’t much doubt that the Arlington school system’s effort, for the 2021-22 school year, of offering “virtual” education for students who were unable or unwilling to go back into classrooms was a wreck. Even School Board members admitted it,...

New School Board head aims for better APS-community relations

Arlington’s new School Board chair for 2022-23 has tacitly acknowledged frayed relations between county leaders and the constituents they serve, and in remarks kicking off his tenure seemed to ask both sides to work toward repairing them. “I’ve seen community...

Editor’s Notebook: Va.’s favorite milkshake flavor is … uh, what?

Sometimes a press release comes over the transom that wouldn't necessarily get much attention during busier times of year. But in summertime, when news occasionally calms down, it's the type of thing we're going to milk for all its...
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Candidate: Run against Beyer sets stage for GOP resurgence

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