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Editor’s Notebook: Parents, time to do your jobs

Montgomery County (Md.) earlier this week became the latest, if not quite the last, jurisdiction across the, cough, "DMV" to lift its indoor mask mandate in schools. Interestingly, based on the media coverage, many of those who lined up to...

Editor’s Notebook: Could we meet in the snowy middle?

Now, I'm a reasonable person. I do not expect Northern Virginia school districts to have the same response to winter weather as do those in the frozen north, where snowstorms are a regular occurrence and the equipment and...

Editor’s Notebook: Snow joke for local schools

With more wintry weather in the forecast for the weekend, local school districts are quickly running out of snow days. Back in the day, if that happened, the districts just tacked on some extra days to the end of the...

Editorial: School systems cracking under the strain

Editorial: School systems cracking under the strain In different ways, school districts across Northern Virginia seem to be cracking under the pressure – some of it brought on by COVID, but just as often by School Board leadership that is...

Editor’s Notebook: The password is ‘evisceration’

Yesterday’s Sun Gazette Web postings included two items that “went viral,” as the cool kids would put it (“cool kids” if this was 2008, that is). • First up, a letter to the editor from Jo-Anne Sears, sticking it to...

Editor’s Notebook: When Camelot came to A-town

We take the way-back machine and dial up this week in 1961, a hard-to-believe 60 years ago. The Arlington County Democratic Committee was scheduled to hold its springtime soiree, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, in early April, and organizers were expecting a...

McLean workshop to focus on ending school year strong

The Safe Community Coalition will host an online Webinar – “A Brighter 2021: Ending the School Year Strong” – on Tuesday, April 13 at noon. The guest speaker will be Ana Homayoun, founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting. She has...

Fairfax Schools & Military, 3/4/21 edition

News of the achievements of local students and members of the Armed Forces. * Elizabeth Axtell of McLean earned a master’s in nursing degree during recent commencement exercises at Marquette University. * Kyle Connery of McLean earned a bachelor of arts...

Sun Gazette editorial: Northam gets religion on school-reopening

As they say in the citrus-growing fields of central Florida: When you’ve got ’em by the grapefruits, their hearts and minds will follow. Perhaps to distract from his vaccine-rollout fiasco, Gov.-Dr. (or is it “Dr.-Gov.”) Northam earlier this month whipped...
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Cash from summer-reading program goes to Potomac Conservancy

Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL) and Arlington Public Library recently presented a $5,498 check to the Potomac...
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