Archives: ‘Schools’

ACPS Education Foundation Facts Remain Fuzzy

December 31st, 2012 | [From: Schools, Top Stories] first uncovered the creation of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Educational Foundation in early December and most of our questions about this organization remain unanswered.

T.C. Williams Entrepreneurship Students Win $10,000 In National Competition

December 21st, 2012 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

T.C. Williams High School Entrepreneurship Students won $10,000 from a Business Challenge Competition through Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP last week. The class worked in teams of five for three months on a role-play competition which involved a written proposal and a video presentation. Employees of Price Waterhouse Coopers also mentored the students by visiting the class four times and working with the student teams over a two-month period.

Governor McDonnell Issues Executive Order Establishing School And Campus Safety Task Force

December 20th, 2012 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

In accordance with his verbal directive on Monday, Governor Bob McDonnell issued Executive Order 56 today establishing a multidisciplinary task force to review school and campus safety in light of the horrific and senseless murders that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14. He has also established a separate mental health workgroup chaired by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Bill Hazel.

Governor McDonnell Announces $31 Million In Higher Education Budget Amendments

December 18th, 2012 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced Monday in a presentation to the General Assembly joint money committees his higher education budget amendments, totaling an additional $31 million. The additional funding is to support higher education and to fund grants to make college more affordable.

Governor McDonnell Announces School Safety Task Force And Initiatives

December 17th, 2012 | [From: From Richmond, Schools]

While the nation continues to mourn the horrific and senseless murders that took place at the hands of a lone gunman in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, Governor Bob McDonnell today announced a state plan to review school safety in Virginia at all levels and to identify statewide and locality, school division, college and university resource needs to ensure that we are doing everything humanly possible to keep our children, young people and educators safe while they are in the classroom.

Council Approves New Jefferson-Houston School

December 17th, 2012 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

The Alexandria City Council on Saturday approved the construction of a new K-8 school on the site where Jefferson-Houston Elementary School is located. Council previously approved a budget of $45 million for the project and cautioned Alexandria City Public Schools officials and the Alexandria School Board that they needed to guard against cost over-runs.

New ACPS Foundation Raises Legal, Ethical Questions

December 11th, 2012 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

Despite requests for information about the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Educational Foundation, no documentation has been provided.

T.C. Williams Models Earn Second Place In Competition

December 7th, 2012 | [From: Arts & Style, Schools]

Congratulations to the nine-student modeling team from T.C. Williams High School, which won second place in "The Green Zone 2, Back By Popular Demand" Modeling Troupe Battle and Competition, presented by Models Envied Entertainment at Suitland High School on Dec. 1.

Christopher Jorss Masters Dolch Sight Words And Earns Black Belt

December 7th, 2012 | [From: Other News, Schools]

Alexandria, Virginia -St. Louis School second grader Christopher Jorss has been formally recognized for learning all 224 Dolch Sight Words and earning the first Sight Words Black Belt in Virginia by mastering all 28 levels within Sight Words with Samson, an online reading program used in schools to help young students learn to read.

Teacher Transfer Raises Concerns

December 6th, 2012 | [From: Schools, Top Stories]

On Oct. 12, 2012, Dr. James Wilson, the principal of the new T. C. Williams High School Satellite campus notified the director of the Sheltercare Program of Northern Virginia verbally that the teacher assigned to that program was being re-assigned the following day.