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‘If possible,’ Arlington will go ‘virtual’ on future snow days

He gave himself plenty of wiggle room, but Arlington Superintendent Francisco Durán on Jan. 20 said the school system would try to avoid further inclement-weather disruptions by shifting to online learning when the weather outside is frightful rather than...

Advocacy group: Don’t even consider return to ‘virtual learning’

In the immortal words of Sheriff Buford T. Justice in “Smokey and the Bandit”: “Oh, you can think about it. But doooooooooon’t do it.” That’s the pre-emptive message being sent to leadership of Arlington Public Schools by an advocacy group,...

Letter: Online learning has important place going forward

Editor: While I see the perspective of encouraging sending students back into school for in-person learning, other students gain from “virtual” learning. Some families are not comfortable sending their kids back into schools where it is a high risk of...

Editorial: APS flunks online-learning (again…)

We start with the good news, such as it is: One has to credit the leadership of Arlington Public Schools with not trying to hide the fact that its VLP (Virtual Learning Program) has had a really, really, really...

School leaders attempt to sort out online-learning mess

Arlington Public Schools leaders say they have triaged some of the most pressing fallout from a rocky rollout of the new online-learning initiative, but still have steps to take to ensure the program meets its promises to students and...

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...
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Field hockey, soccer players chosen all-state

Three players from the district and region-tournament champion and state runner-up Yorktown Patriots girls field hockey squad were selected...
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