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APS leaders promising limited boundary tweaks

Arlington school leaders say they remain committed to restraining school-boundary changes over the coming year to the minimum necessary, and have promised to keep affected families in the communication loop throughout the process. Arlington Public Schools officials on Oct. 11...

Arlington school enrollment still well below pre-COVID figure

Despite intensive efforts to get them back, Arlington Public Schools has about 4 percent fewer students in class than it did pre-pandemic, according to new figures. Superintendent Francisco Durán on Oct. 14 said the school system’s official count for the...

APS: Progress being made on rebuilding German-language program

Arlington school officials say they’re hoping to be back on track by the end of the month to address yet another crisis that popped up at the start of the school system – the lack of a teacher to...

Apologies continue as online-learning effort still not on track

When it comes to Arlington Public Schools’ rollout of its 2021-22 “virtual”-learning option, September ended as it began – with Superintendent Francisco Durán and School Board members engaged in both damage control and a mea-culpa tour. Despite promises to School...

School officials: German is not on chopping block

Pop quiz today, class: How do you translate “snafu” into German? County school leaders may not know the answer to that, but say they are working overtime to fix a mess that has left German I students without a teacher...

APS works to rebound from rough start for online students

Nearly half the students whose families have opted to keep them in “virtual” learning for the new year had a bumpy start through no fault of their own, Arlington school officials acknowledge. But, Superintendent Francisco Durán told School Board members,...

APS raked over coals for summer-school efforts

Arlington school leaders are getting abuse from both ends when it comes to criticism of newly announced summer-school restrictions. A group that has pressed Arlington schools leaders for a faster reopening of classes says new limitations show a continued lack...

Civic Federation to host School Board, superintendent

The Arlington County Civic Federation will host Arlington School Board members and Superintendent Francisco Durán at its monthly meeting, to be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. online. Advance registration for the meeting is required and must be...

Sun Gazette editorial: No consistency on APS athletics

As the Sun Gazette reported last week, Arlington school officials decided that its athletes that had qualified for state track competition would not be able to participate. The reasoning, as laid out by assistant superintendent Bridget Loft (and we thank...
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No injuries reported in Fairlington shooting incident

On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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