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Herring Sues U.S. Department Of Education For Refusing To Enforce Gainful Employment Rule

October 17, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined a coalition of 18 state attorneys general in suing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for refusing to enforce the Gainful Employment Rule, a federal regulation designed to protect students from predatory for-profit schools.

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What If Your Children Couldn’t Eat At Home?

October 16, 2017

"Take a moment to close your eyes. Think about every race, every age, think about yourself. Think about if your kids couldn’t eat at home—or your nieces or nephews—think about it, if you were in that situation.

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2017 T.C. SAT Scores Below Virginia, National Average

October 13, 2017

While more T. C. Williams High School students than ever before (653 or 83% of the graduating class) took the SAT test, mean scores are lower than those of students in Virginia and throughout the nation.

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NOVA Partners With Germanna, GWU For Technology Symposium

October 13, 2017

In an effort to educate students about opportunities in the cyber and technology fields, George Washington University is partnering with Northern Virginia Community College and Germanna Community College to offer a series of symposiums centered on Academic Pathways to Cybersecurity and Technology Careers.

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Edu-Futuro Honors Marymount President With Community Partner Award

October 12, 2017

Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank received the 2017 Community Partner Award from Edu-Futuro, an Arlington nonprofit that empowers under-resourced Latino and other immigrant youth through education, leadership development and family engagement.

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Remember The Titans Film Inspires How To Tackle Today’s Division

October 11, 2017

I have a confession: my favorite movie, ever, is the 2000 Disney film, "Remember the Titans," starring Denzel Washington.

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P.E.A.C.E. Investigative Interviewing Training At Marymount November. 2-3

October 6, 2017

Marymount University’s Department of Forensic & Legal Psychology is sponsoring a two-day course that will teach participants how to conduct investigative interviews using the P.E.A.C.E. model. 

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2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Shows Sustained Decreases In Risk Behavior In Alexandria Youth

October 5, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools has seen a continued decrease in many risk behaviors by students in the past six years, according to the recent Alexandria Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

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Board Of Education Approves Partially Accredited Reconstituted School Ratings For 34 Schools

October 4, 2017

The Virginia Board of Education has granted “Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School” status to 34 schools that are making progress toward meeting state standards for full accreditation under the board’s current accountability regulations. Francis C. Hammond Middle School in Alexandria is one of those schools. 

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ACPS Teams Up with Alexandria Soccer Association To Offer Free Soccer Program

October 2, 2017

Alexandria Soccer Association has teamed up with ACPS to offer free after-school soccer to students at William Ramsay Elementary School and Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology.

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