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APS staffer to become a superintendent in Liberia

Of the many decisions he will have to make in his new role as a superintendent of schools, Isaac Zawolo does not have to worry about whether classes should be canceled on account of snow. Because where he’s headed, there...

Bill would make it easier to hire Va. teachers from overseas

A measure being patroned by a local legislator would make it easier for Virginia school districts to hire educators from outside the U.S. State Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington-Fairfax-Loudoun) has introduced a measure that would require the Virginia Board of Education...

Civil War roundtable offers scholarship

The Bull Run Civil War Round Table once again is seeking to reward a local high-school senior who exhibits a passion for American history, particularly concerning the Civil War, with a $2,000 scholarship toward their continued education. The group has...

FCPS still down 10,000+ students from pre-COVID times

Enrollment in Fairfax County’s public schools continues to dip, having now fallen more than 10,000 students since the onset of the pandemic. County school leaders are banking that at least some of those students will be back once the pandemic...

Letter: McAuliffe arrogance comes through in schools comment

Editor: During the recent gubernatorial debate, Terry McAuliffe opined: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” His opponent, Glenn Youngkin, had just pointed out that Fairfax County parents were shocked and upset to learn the...

Letter: McAuliffe blew it with comments on parents

Editor: As an old Democrat, as a parent and grandparent, there is no force on earth that would force me to vote for an individual who in his shameless, gloating superiority dares to tell the voters of Virginia that...

Commentary: Funding needed for after-school, enrichment programs

When COVID-19 caused school leaders to close schools across Virginia more than a year ago, after-school and summer-enrichment programs didn’t skip a beat.

Local Catholic schools post solid uptick in enrollment

Schools operated by or affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington are seeing a cumulative 6-percent increase in enrollment this fall, and are gearing up to support nearly 17,000 students. All 41 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Arlington...

Arlingtonian becomes trustee at alma mater

Judith Stearns, a 1967 graduate of St. Joseph’s College, has been named to the institution’s board of trustees. Stearns is president of Refine It, Today Decorating in Arlington, where she serves as an interior-design and building contractor designing living environments...

Green Hedges School focused on creating a strong year ahead

Green Hedges School in Vienna is putting the final touches on preparations for the fall semester, which will include some new academic offerings and health protocols closely resembling ones put in place last year. Classes at the private school are...
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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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