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They’re Back …For Now in Alexandria

Fractured Council votes 4-3 to temporarily restore SROs.

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Baby Bust

Declining birth rates lead to shrinking Kindergarten enrollments.

Declining birth rates and the pandemic have conspired to send Alexandria's Kindergarten enrollment down 17 percent since 2018, a trend that school officials say will have a long-term influence on how the division operates and plans for the future. Some of the decline is driven by the pandemic as parents opted for private schools or kept their children in daycare rather than enroll them. But the long-term forecast for schools will be shaped one birth at a time.

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Going for the Gold

Noah Lyles headed to Tokyo Olympics

Only a few short years ago, Noah Lyles could be seen warming up to the strains of James Brown’s “I Feel Good” as he trained on the track of Parker-Gray Memorial Field at what was then T.C. Williams High School.

Alexandria Athletes of the Year

Sportsman’s Club awards $40,000 to high school seniors.

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club has named its 2021 High School Athletes of the year, awarding $40,000 to 16 area high school student-athletes.

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Celebrating the Class of 2021 at T.C. Williams

Final commencement for T.C. Williams High School

It was a day of celebration as the T.C. Williams High School class of 2021 bid farewell to a year of quarantines, remote learning and canceled social and athletic events during the June 12 commencement ceremony at Chinquapin Park.

Alexandria Council Approves 2022 Budget

SROs removed against ACPS recommendation

The Alexandria City Council formally approved City Manager Mark Jinks’ proposed $770.7 million operating budget for 2022, which eliminates funding for School Resource Officers in Alexandria City Public Schools.

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‘A Long-Awaited Journey’ in Alexandria

Demolition begins at MacArthur Elementary.

After years of planning, demolition began April 26 at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in preparation for a new school to open sometime in 2023.

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T.C., Maury Schools Renamed

ACPS opens student contest to design new Titan logo

The Alexandria City Public School board voted unanimously April 8 to change the name of T.C. Williams High School to Alexandria City High School.

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The Other Alexandria: The Women Who Sparked His Career – Dr. Michael D. Casey

There is a common saying that a woman is always behind a successful man.

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Welcome Back in Alexandria

T.C. students resume in-person classes.

One year after classes were abruptly suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students at T.C. Williams High School returned for in-person studies March 16 with social distancing practices now the new normal at the King Street campus.

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Trickling Back Into the Classroom in Alexandria

Last week, certain young students arrived for their first day of school in Alexandria Public Schools.

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They’re Back in Alexandria!

ACPS begins return to in-person classes

After nearly a year of virtual learning, Alexandria City Public Schools began the process of returning students to the classroom with a hybrid learning plan that began March 2.

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The Other Alexandria: His Name Lives On – Charles Hamilton Houston

Before 1965, Alexandria, Va. had separate schools for African Americans in the Alexandria school system.

Best of the Best in Alexandria

Two TC seniors win full scholarships to attend college

When T.C. Williams High School senior Natnael Asegdew was 6 years old, he moved to the United States from Ethiopia and his parents had one purpose in mind: to ensure their two children received a quality education.

The Identity Project in Alexandria

Poll to Select New Names for T.C. and Maury Opens

The first poll to canvas opinion on a selection of potential new names for T.C. Williams High School and Matthew Maury Elementary School opens to the public today.

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