Archives: ‘Editorials’

Welcome Home And Best Wishes, Dr. Hutchings

December 18th, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – Dr. Gregory Hutchings, recently appointed the new superintendent of Alexandria City Public Schools and scheduled to start in July of 2018, brings expertise, experience and enthusiasm with him in his return to his home town.

Welcome Mr. Pettigrew And Thank You Mr. Priest

December 1st, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – This news organization has a strong record of in-depth reporting with regard to the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority and we welcome Keith Pettigrew in his new role as the Chief Executive Officer of ARHA. He has already met with staff, the Residents Council and the Senior Residents Counsel and his goals include spending time at all ARHA properties and meeting more of the residents.

Guidance Anyone

November 28th, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – At its last meeting, Alexandria’s City Council considered the fiscal year 2019 Budget Guidance and Budget Process Resolutions. Council made only a few changes to last year’s resolutions.

The Doctor Is In

November 13th, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – A large number of Virginians went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and produced an old-fashioned landslide victory for the Democratic Party. Voters swept in a new governor and lieutenant governor and re-elected the attorney general by generous margins.

Election 2017 – VOTE

November 3rd, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – On Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 polls throughout Alexandria will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. The elections for Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney and Virginia House of Delegates for the 45th and 46th Districts are uncontested. The elections for the Commonwealth’s offices of Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor are contested.

Alexandria SAT Scores – Why The Shhhhhhhhh?

October 25th, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – Alexandria City Public Schools has been actively working to promote more participation by T. C. Williams students in taking the SAT college admissions test. All tests are administered free to any student wishing to take them.

Swinging The Space

October 16th, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – One of the requests that the School Board has made of City Council is for funding of so-called “swing space”. Swing space is a place outfitted like a school to which students may be temporarily transferred while their own school is being renovated.

Mr. Balas Takes The Helm

August 30th, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial -- T. C. Williams High School has a new principal. Peter Balas, who served on T. C.’s administrative staff from 2007 to 2012, has been appointed to replace Jessie Dingle who resigned to return to North Carolina.

Two Steps Forward—More than Two Steps Back

August 21st, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – The Virginia Department of Education released its Standards of Learning test scores last week. Overall statewide scores increased modestly. That, however, was not the case in Alexandria where overall district scores declined from last year’s levels with most below the scores of two years ago. 

Remembering Patsy

August 14th, 2017 | [From: Editorials] Editorial – Patricia S. “Patsy” Ticer, former Mayor of and State Senator for Alexandria, died last week at the age of 82. Alexandria has lost an outstanding community and political leader whose style and commitment marked our city for nearly 50 years.