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Eighty-Six Percent Of Virginia Public Schools Fully Accredited

September 13, 2017

The Virginia Department of Education announced today that 86%, or 1,573, of the commonwealth’s 1,823 public schools are rated as Fully Accredited for this school year, based on the performance of students on Standards of Learning and other state-approved assessments in English, mathematics, science and history during 2016-2017.

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City Refinances General Obligation Bonds At Significant Savings

September 13, 2017

On Sept. 7, the City of Alexandria completed refinancing of $113 million of outstanding City general obligation bonds to lower interest rates. The new bonds were rated AAA/Aaa by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service and were sold at a very low overall 1.935% true interest cost – one of the lowest rates ever achieved by the City.

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Jury Convicts Sex Offender Of Prostituting Two Minor Victims

September 13, 2017

A Dumfries man was convicted today by a federal jury on charges of sex trafficking of minors. Michael Edward Gunn, 40, a previously convicted sex offender, was a pimp who sex trafficked two minor victims from July 2013 to July 2015.

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Alexandria City Manager Recommends Ending Consideration Of Old Town Business Improvement District

September 13, 2017

Based on feedback from members of the BID Exploratory Committee, Alexandria City Manager Mark B. Jinks has recommended that City Council no longer further consider a proposed Old Town Business Improvement District at this time.

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Men Sentenced To Five Years For Stealing 35 Guns

September 13, 2017

Two men were each sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for their roles in a conspiracy to steal firearms from businesses in Virginia. Preston G. Holmes III, 24, and Matthew D. Jones, 23, both of Prince George’s County, Maryland, were convicted by a federal jury on July 3 of conspiracy and theft of firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer. 

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Supreme Court Issues One-Day Stay Of Ninth Circuit Ruling Regarding Refugees

September 11, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a stay of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling last week regarding refugees under the Trump administration’s travel ban. The U.S. Department of Justice and Hawaii’s Attorney General have until tomorrow, Sept. 12, at 12 p.m. to file arguments in support of their positions.

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Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force Reviews And Prioritizes Draft Evaluation Criteria

September 11, 2017

On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force held its third meeting. The Task Force reviewed and discussed the Draft Criteria it intends to use as a project prioritization process for Alexandria City’s Capital Improvement Plan for FY2019 to FY2028.

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West End School Gets Planning Commission Approval

September 11, 2017

The West End school got a step closer to reality on Thursday night, when the Planning Commission voted to support changing the use of a vacant office building into a school.

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ACPS Awarded Department Of Education Grant To Support High-Need Students Outside Of School

September 8, 2017

Alexandria City Public Schools has been awarded a three-year grant from the Virginia Department of Education that will enable the school division and its partners to provide academic, social and emotional, and enrichment activities outside of school hours. The grant has been awarded in collaboration with non-profit housing developer Homes for America.

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Three Men Sentenced In Human Smuggling Extortion Case

September 8, 2017

Three men have been sentenced for illegally transporting a 17-year old girl from El Salvador within the United States and demanding additional money from her family for her release.

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