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School Board Vice Chairman Justin Keating, left, listens as School Board Chairwoman Karen Graf, at lectern, speaks to members of the Virginia Board of Education about Jefferson-Houston School. Superintendent Morton Sherman is seated at the table.

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Cloud Hangs Over Troubled Alexandria School As Governor Considers Takeover

Future of Jefferson-Houston is in doubt, even as state and local leaders strike new agreement.

Even as central administrators in Alexandria have finally entered into a memorandum of understanding with state leaders to turn around a troubled school, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is considering legislation that would seize control from local leaders.


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