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Plan For Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Approved, Moving Forward

December 17, 2018

 A major Virginia cybersecurity initiative is moving from planning to implementation stages. The Virginia Research Investment Committee recently accepted the blueprint for the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative , which is a network of cyber research, innovation, and learning created by connecting Virginia’s public universities, community colleges, and businesses.

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Step Onto The Stage With ACPS Holiday Show Stoppers

December 17, 2018

This time of year provides many a stage for Alexandria City Public Schools' students to show off their talents. Here are just a few of the highlights.

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Governor Announces Budget Proposals To Invest $268.7 Million In New Money For K-12 Education

December 11, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced his proposed budget will feature $268.7 million in new money for investments in Virginia’s K-12 education system, including increased teacher salaries, deposit to Literary Fund, and additional flexible funding. Governor Northam will address the Joint Money Committees on Dec. 18 to share the full details of his budget plan.

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Learning Life Lessons Through Chess

December 10, 2018

For one student, chess has been a game changer. He now thinks of his moves as strategy and consequences instead of fights.

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SSSAS Robotics Teams Shine At Qualifier Competition

December 7, 2018

The St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School robotics teams competed in the Northern Virginia Qualifier for FIRST Tech Challenge on Nov. 17. SSSAS teams Thunderstone (6010) and Iron Giants (10442) competed with nearly 50 other teams from the area in Orange, VA.

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Two Virginia School Divisions On Advanced Placement Honor Roll

December 7, 2018

Alexandria City Public Schools and Chesterfield County Public Schools earned spots on the 9th annual AP District Honor Roll, which was announced yesterday by the College Board, the nonprofit organization that administers the Advanced Placement program. For ACPS, T.C. Williams High School made the AP Honor Roll for expanding enrollment opportunities for all students while simultaneously achieving significant gains in AP test scores.

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ACPS Celebrates Opening Of Early Childhood Center

December 3, 2018

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. was joined by Mayor Allison Silberberg and ACPS’ Early Care and Education Workgroup partners to formally open the new Early Childhood Center on Friday, Nov. 30.

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“The ACPS Express” At The Saturday’s Scottish Walk

December 3, 2018

The rain didn’t dampen any spirits at Saturday’s 48th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Among the walkers were some familiar faces.

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Home Of The Future Takes First Place At International Competition

November 28, 2018

The lone American team earned a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, a competition launched by the United States Department of Energy and the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.

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ACPS Enrollment Up From Fall, 2017; Down From June, 2018

November 28, 2018

There are 15,737 students enrolled in Alexandria City Public Schools as of Oct. 31, according to data presented to the Alexandria City School Board at the Nov. 8, meeting. This is up from the 15,493 in the fall of 2017 and down from the 15,781 students who finished the 2017-2018 school year in June. This year’s ACPS per pupil cost is $17,193, up from $17,001 last year.

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