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Project Discovery Meet-and-Greet For ACPS Students, Parents

November 8, 2018

The Project Discovery of Alexandria Advisory Board is hosting a meet-and-greet event on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1900 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria. The event is an opportunity for Alexandria City Public School students between 9th and 12th grade and their parents, to learn how the Project Discovery of Alexandria Club can prepare students for secondary education.

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United Community Ministries Launches Community Schools In Fairfax County

November 7, 2018

United Community Ministries, Inc. announced the launch of the first Community Schools in Fairfax County, VA, in partnership with Fairfax County Government Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax County Public Schools, and United Way of the National Capital Area.

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The Impact Of Voting: From Morocco To Election Day Page

November 5, 2018

As a nine year old, Layla would tag along with her mother to the polls on Election Day in Morocco. She would watch her mom put an “x” in a box and knew it was important, long before she understood why. It was only ever her mother who stepped into the election booth. Her grandmother always remained hesitant about the process even after she got the right to vote as an adult.

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Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Raises Funds To Expand Tutoring Program

November 2, 2018

The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium recently raised $25,000 to provide and expand its one-on-one reading tutoring program in Alexandria City Public Schools.

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SSSAS Teachers Win VAIS Innovation In Education Award

November 1, 2018

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Lower School Science Teacher Mackie Berro and Middle School Librarian Alicia Blowers both won the 2018 Virginia Association of Independent Schools Innovation in Education Award. The award recognizes teachers who build connection, cohesion, and community in their schools.

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SFA To Offer Free College Financial Aid Assistance

November 1, 2018

All T.C. Williams High School seniors and their families are invited to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria's FAFSA Completion Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Every senior should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for money for college from the federal government, the state of Virginia, and colleges.

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Long-time Wrestling Coach Assumes Duties As Head Coach

October 31, 2018

Bishop Ireton High School has hired Kevin Spivey as the new varsity head wrestling coach. Previously, Spivey served as the assistant wrestling coach and had worked with the previous three wrestling head coaches.

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Pilot Program Supports First-Year Special Education Teachers

October 30, 2018

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane and Secretary of Education Atif Qarni yesterday announced a pilot program to provide resources and professional development opportunities for first-year special education teachers. Teachers must be registered by their employing school division’s human resources office by Nov. 30 to participate in the pilot.

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Students Revel In The Big Reveal Of The New Admiral Café

October 29, 2018

Francis C. Hammond Middle School students pounded the pavement in anticipation of the big reveal, chanting “Move that bus! Move that bus!” — the only thing standing between them and the newly renovated Admiral Café.

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Virginia Tech Among The Princeton Review’s Top ‘Green Colleges’ For 2018

October 26, 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Virginia Tech ranks among the most environmentally responsible universities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, according to The Princeton Review.

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