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Virginia Tech Innovation Campus In Alexandria Helps Attract Amazon to Washington, DC Region

November 13, 2018

Virginia Tech is making a historic commitment to build a revolutionary 1 million-square-foot, technology-focused campus in Alexandria – a $1 billion project that is part of a comprehensive higher-education package that was cited as a key reason Amazon selected Northern Virginia for a new headquarters site. Virginia Tech’s new campus will be located in the Oakville Triangle area on U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria.

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Scholarship Fund Of Alexandria Commits Additional $120,000 To College Scholarships For T.C. Titans

November 13, 2018

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Board of Trustees has voted to create ten brand new scholarships totaling $120,000 over four years to help students in Alexandria City Public Schools afford college.  

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Educational Vision For The Future High School Presented To The School Board

November 13, 2018

This week, the project team from The High School Project: Inspiring a Future for Alexandria presented to the Alexandria City School Board their recommendation for an educational vision based on findings from community, staff and student listening sessions over the past four months.

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VOICES: Creating Leaders Through Military Discipline

November 13, 2018

Cadet Hannah Yee says the T.C. Williams’ Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program has provided her with a solid foundation, turning her from a misguided kid a few years ago into a leader.

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A Very Personal Honor For Virginia’s School Nurse Of The Year

November 13, 2018

As a 16-year-old in Louisiana, when most teenagers are hanging out with their friends, Jasmine Wood found herself helping to care for her younger sister and brother during her last two years of high school. It was just what was expected of her with young siblings in the house, but it was also an experience that shaped her life.

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Superintendent Announces Capital Plan Aligned With Programming Vision

November 13, 2018

ACPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. has unveiled a ten-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget focused on the fast resolution of urgent elementary and high school capacity issues, while also ensuring alignment with the joint goals of the City and School Board.

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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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