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Nothing Stops Music—Even the Coronavirus

Kristina Markarian sits in front of her baby grand piano in her music studio next to her home in McLean.

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‘Titan Oak’ in Danger in Alexandria

Residents rally to save 150-year-old tree at TC.

Concerned citizens and local activists gathered July 21 on the campus of T.C. Williams High School to protest the planned removal of a 150-year-old oak tree to make way for a new concession stand at the school’s Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium.

A Senior Year Unlike Any Other in Alexandria

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.

Continuing Social-Emotional Learning at Home this Summer

Grace Episcopal School may officially be on summer break, but this summer is unlike all of the others.

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Meetings Move Outside in Time of Covid-19 in Potomac

Potomac Elementary School PTA meets to end one year, and to begin another.

As if anyone needs to be reminded that times are different, consider the Potomac Elementary School PTA meeting Thursday.

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Fairfax County Pivots Back to Virtual Learning

Superintendent sought Board consensus.

Members of the Fairfax County School Board reached a consensus during its July 21 Work Session and accepted Superintendent Scott Brabrand's recommendation to begin the 2020-21 school year 100 percent virtually.

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Fairfax County Teachers Push for Virtual Start to School Year

Union says it is unrealistic to open school with a hybrid plan.

Two days after the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) July 15, 11:59 p.m. deadline passed for students, teachers and school based technology specialists (SBTS) to respond to two Instruction Options for the 2020-21 school year, the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (FCFT, AFT 2401) sent a letter to FCPS officials urging them to switch to 100 percent virtual learning.

People: McLean Student to Study Russian on U.S. Department of State Scholarship

Alexander Joel, a rising high school senior at The Potomac School in McLean, was awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) full-merit scholarship to study the Russian language in Moscow, Russia for five weeks.

Alexandria Sportsman’s Club Awards $16k to Student Athletes

TC, Bishop Ireton among honorees.

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club has awarded $16,000 in scholarships to eight high school student athletes for exemplary performance in athletics and academics.

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Goodbye, T.C.

Majority of School Board members support ditching name of segregationist.

Five out of nine School Board members say they are willing to ditch the name T.C. Williams, divorcing the name of a segregationist former superintendent from Alexandria’s only high school.

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Awards Over $500,000 in Scholarships to 2020 TC Titan Grads

181 Graduating Seniors receive scholarships to help make their college dreams become reality.

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) awarded $504,000 in college scholarships to 181 graduating seniors from the T.C. Williams Class of 2020.

Rotary Club Honors Fairfax City Educators

Weaver, Borhauer named Teachers of the Year.

This year, the Rotary Club of Fairfax is honoring two Teachers of the Year from City of Fairfax schools.

Fairfax High Seniors Awarded Rotary Scholarships

Six Fairfax High graduating seniors recently received college scholarships from the Rotary Club of Fairfax.

Monetary Donations Needed for Fairfax County Students’ School Supplies

More than 30 percent of all children in Fairfax County Public Schools are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.

Montgomery County Public Schools Plans for Fall Opening

Published draft subject to review

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Saturday a plan for reopening schools this fall.

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