Newcomers & Community Guide 2013-2014

Newcomers & Community Guide 2013-2014

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Alexandria: ‘Our Promise — That Every Student Succeeds’

Alexandria City Public Schools is quite literally on the move! Our students are showing clear growth based on our latest Standards of Learning (SOL) test data. The largest increases were seen in English and math, which were targeted focus areas during the past year.

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Alexandria Newcomers & Community Guide: Connect and Contribute

Business, service and civic groups lead community engagement.

It was Martin Luther King Jr. who said “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”

Honoring Living Legends of Alexandria

Since its founding in 1749, Alexandria has been home to Living Legends the likes of George Washington and his compatriots, war heroes, community leaders, good neighbors and the “Now Generation.”

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Alexandria: Road Projects in Region To Keep Traffic Moving

In Northern Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is working to keep up with growth in the area with transportation projects at both ends of the spectrum. Whether it’s a new highway overpass, intersection improvement, or high occupancy toll lanes, the goal at VDOT is to keep the traffic moving.

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Alexandria Snapshot: Carlyle House Historic Park

Brogan with owners David and Sarah Janette are seated at the corner of the Carlyle House. On the National Register of Historic Places, the building is the only stone 18th-century mansion in Alexandria. Daily tours of the house, exhibits and lectures reveal the life and times of John Carlyle in pre-Revolutionary Alexandria.

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Alexandria: There's No Place Like Home

Alexandria: From the waterfront to the West End.

Most visitors to Alexandria know the city as the hometown of such notables as George Washington and Robert E. Lee. With cobblestone streets and a lively waterfront, the city attracts more than three million visitors every year.

Fairfax Station: Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

Fairfax Station: Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

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Burke: Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

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Springfield: Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

Neighborhood Development Outlook Update

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Newcomers Guide: Who Runs Burke?

Who Runs Burke?

Newcomers Guide: Who Runs Springfield?

Who Runs Springfield?

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Herndon: Inside the Town and Fairfax County

Inside the Town of Herndon and Fairfax County

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Newcomers Guide: Who Runs McLean?

McLean Citizens Association continues to celebrate a century of citizen activism.

McLean Citizens Association continues to celebrate a century of citizen activism.

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Newcomers Guide: What's Coming in Great Falls?

Several times a year, the Connection will map coming land use issues; to let us know about projects we’ve missing, email kmoore@connectionnewspapers.com

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Newcomers Guide: What's New in McLean

An occasional series on development and land use in McLean.

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