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Fort Defiance High School Wins 2017 Dominion Envirothon

May 25, 2017

Augusta County’s Fort Defiance High School placed first overall in Virginia’s 2017 Dominion Envirothon State Competition held at Virginia State University on May 21-22. Alexandria-area Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology finished third overall.

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Virginia Tech Designated NSA Center For Academic Excellence In Cyber Operations

May 24, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the National Security Agency has designated Virginia Tech as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. The first university to receive this status in the Commonwealth, Virginia Tech joins an exclusive list of 16 other universities in the nation in bearing this designation. Virginia Tech will hold the CAE-CO designation for five academic years, from 2017 to 2022.

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School Board Announces Timeline For Superintendent Search

May 22, 2017

The School Board has established a timeline for the Superintendent search. The timeline includes appointing an Interim Superintendent prior to Superintendent Crawley’s departure in late July.

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Kaine, Warner Introduce Bill To Invest In Virginia’s Aging Schools

May 18, 2017

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner (both D-VA) introduced the School Infrastructure Modernization Act to spur public and private investment in renovating active historic school buildings. Schools in Alexandria that could be eligible for this tax credit are: Mount Vernon Community School and T. C. Williams High School – Minnie Howard Campus.

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Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Community Raises $10,000 For Leukemia And Lymphoma Society

May 18, 2017

The Douglas MacArthur Elementary School community collected 27,256 pennies, 4,396 nickels, 7,124 dimes, 6,604 quarters, 13 half dollars, and 39 dollar coins, along with over $2,000 in online donations to meet their goal of raising $10,000 as part of the Pennies for Patients fundraising drive, an initiative of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Marymount Offering New MBA And Cybersecurity Dual Degree

May 18, 2017

As the cybersecurity field continues to grow and evolve, the options for those who want to stay on its cutting edge are keeping pace at Marymount University, which will offer a Master of Business Administration and Cybersecurity (M.B.A./M.S.) dual degree for students, beginning in Fall 2017.

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Officials React To Crawley’s Departure

May 17, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley resignation last week caught City officials and the school community by surprise. Crawley will begin the next phase of his career as an Associate Professor in Leadership in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Mason University.

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D.C. United Celebrates ACPS Teacher Of The Year Nominees

May 15, 2017

D.C. United celebrated ACPS Teacher of the Year Nominees at a special gathering at Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

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High School Team From Alexandria Area Captures First Place In Regional Dominion Envirothon Competition

May 15, 2017

A team of nature-loving students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria won first place in a regional competition of the 2017 Dominion Envirothon. They will be one of 18 teams advancing to the statewide contest at Virginia State University on May 21-22.

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Jefferson-Houston Now An International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Jefferson-Houston School for becoming an authorized International Baccalaureate (I.B.) World School for the five-year Middle Years Programme.

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