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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...

PHOTOS: Books and animals help kick off summer!

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) on June 2 hosted its “Parade of Animals” kickoff to summertime. The fun time for all featured the chance for youth at its apartment communities to get up close in personal with a...

Fairfax students complete global-leaders curriculum

Eighty-six Fairfax County high-school seniors, who recently completed the Global Leaders of Fairfax County program, were honored by county officials at a May 23 closing ceremony at the Mason District Park Amphitheater. Founded in 2020 by former at-large Fairfax County...

Career Center educator in running for presidential honors

An Arlington Career Center teacher is one of five named as a Virginia finalist in the 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award – regarded as the nation’s top honor for math and science teachers...
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Car gets the worst of collision with deer

A motorist was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue, E., on Nov. 27 at 5:55 p.m. when the vehicle struck...
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