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Alexandria School Board Names T. C. College And Career Wing For Jack Taylor

October 15, 2018

The Alexandria City School Board voted unanimously last week to name the college and career center at T.C. Williams the Jack Taylor College and Career Center Wing. Jack Taylor has donated more than a million dollars to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria and to the school.

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Werth Gift Increases Testing Capacity For Services For Students With Disabilities

October 12, 2018

Compassionate, loyal, and dedicated, Robbie Werth’s professional career is all about equalizing opportunity. Now Werth has expanded on his interest in accessibility and equal rights for people with disabilities with a generous gift to Virginia Tech’s Services for Students with Disabilities to expand its testing center in Lavery Hall.

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Executive Education Courses Offer Insights And Tools For Business Leaders, Other Professionals

October 12, 2018

The Pamplin College of Business is launching a series of professional education programs in cybersecurity, integrated security, and entrepreneurship this fall and spring in the metro Washington, DC area.

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Virginia Tech Carilion School Of Medicine Pioneers New Ultrasound Technology In Classroom

October 9, 2018

Students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are the first in the country to use portable ultrasound machines equipped with 12-lead EKG technology, which allows them to view images of the heart while also measuring its electrical activity through electrodes attached to the body.

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Hammond Students Shine At Special Olympics

October 9, 2018

Last week, 18 students from Francis C. Hammond Middle School participated in the Meet in the Middle Feet Meet — a Special Olympics Virginia celebration of meeting key developmental and social milestones for students with disabilities.

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Petey Jones: 1971 Titan Legend To Retire After 29 Years With T.C. Williams

October 9, 2018

Forty-seven years ago on a late fall afternoon, a young Petey Jones and his teammates walked off a football field in Roanoke, Virginia, having accomplished something just a few months before no one thought possible: bringing home the 1971 state football championship.

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Northam Launches Governor’s Health Sciences Academy At T.C. Williams High School

October 5, 2018

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam joined 100 students at T.C. Williams High School on Friday to celebrate the launch of the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy — the first public-private partnership of its kind in Virginia. The Academy enables students to earn up to 18 college credits from the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences before they graduate.

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Blessed Sacrament Named A 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

October 4, 2018

Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center in Alexandria is one of nine Virginia schools and 349 across the country recognized as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. This is the second time Blessed Sacrament School & Early Childhood Center received this award; the first time was in 2008.

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Virginia Receives $869,508 In Federal Funding To Support Threat Assessment In Schools

October 2, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that $869,508 has been awarded to the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety, housed within the Department of Criminal Justice Services. The funding will assist school divisions and localities in developing and sustaining threat assessment teams, which help identify threats and intervene before any danger materializes.

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Virginia On-Time Graduation Rises To 91.6 Percent

October 1, 2018

At T. C. Williams, Alexandria’s only public high school, the on-time graduation rate for the class of 2018 was 80.6 percent, down 2.5 points from 2017. Thirty-three percent of T. C.’s students graduated with advanced diplomas. 

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