Parker-Gray High School celebrates their 100th Anniversary this year.
The early education of African Americans in Alexandria centered on reading, writing, arithmetic and recreation.
Local students with financial need rely on community support more than ever.
The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria held its annual Women’s Holiday Soiree virtually on Dec. 3 to celebrate women and the power of community.
School board votes to change names of T.C., Maury schools
Following months of heated debate, the Alexandria School Board voted Nov. 23 to rename two city schools, including T.C. Williams High School of “Remember the Titans” film fame.
Memorial Walkway celebrates legacy of Parker-Gray School.
The 100th anniversary of the founding of Parker-Gray School, for decades the lone place of education for Alexandria’s African American community, was celebrated Oct. 24 with the dedication of a brick Memorial Walkway on the grounds of its original site at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.
Private schools received up to $3 million more in stimulus than public schools.
Private schools in Alexandria received significantly more federal stimulus money than public schools, according to data from the agencies that doled out the cash.
The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria African American Hall of Fame invite the public to purchase personalized bricks to create a memorial walkway recognizing the 100th anniversary of Parker-Gray High School.
The U.S. Constitution will be celebrated in Alexandria City Public Schools during the week of Sept. 17-23, 2020.
Outdoors, some almost-normal activities allow seniors to celebrate the last time they will have the first day of high school, albeit with masks and distancing.
School administration to start community engagement process before December vote on name change.
Alexandria school administration is taking a different approach to ditching the T.C. Williams name, educating the community to get buy-in instead of just striking the name outright like many other school districts.
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary
In September 1920, the Parker-Gray School opened for African American students grades 1–8.
Superintendent revamps senior administration team for the challenging school year ahead.
Trouble ahead? Administrators, new organization face the pandemic, T.C. Williams name change, virtual reopening and more.
Backpacks, school supplies distributed across the city.
More than 800 families from across the city turned out to pick up backpacks and school supplies as part of a citywide back-to-school drive Aug. 22 and 23.
Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Launches Fundraiser to Purchase Books For Elementary Virtual Tutoring Program
The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium is launching a $22,000 fundraising campaign to purchase books for its virtual literacy tutoring program this school year.
Recent high school grads, Class of 2021 face college uncertainty amid pandemic.
Senior year, 2020 T.C. Williams graduate Mikaela Pozo applied to 17 colleges.