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Arlington: Modifying Toy Cars for Children with Special Needs

Marymount University’s Department of Physical Therapy launched its Go Baby Go! Garage on Saturday, Sept. 17, an event that drew more than 200 people to the school’s Fairfax Drive facility and provided 12 special needs children with modified toy cars that will make them more mobile.

Homework Overload

Some educators say less can be more, stress balance when it comes to homework.

Paula DeMarco dreads one time of day the most: weekday evenings at 5:30. It’s the time she has set aside for her children begin their homework. That means no screen time, music or other distractions.

Arlington Snapshot: ‘Little Library’

High School student Markarius Nealis makes a book selection on his first visit to the Woman's Club of Arlington's new "Little Library" at 700 S. Buchanan St.

Arlington Snapshot: Welcome Back

The Saturday Farmer’s Market in the Marymount University parking lot on Glebe Road has been replaced with enthusiastic Marymount students. They are jumping up and down with signs at the entrance to the parking lot and yelling, “Welcome Back to Marymount.” The school year began Aug. 29.

Arlington: Snyder Named Randolph Principal

The Arlington School Board appointed Dr. Donna Snyder as principal of Randolph Elementary School. Snyder is currently the director of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Her interim appointment begins immediately.

Arlington: Scores Grow, Gap Shrinks

Arlington Schools achievement gap still wide, but narrowing.

Arlington Public Schools have two top goals: making sure every student is challenged and engaged and eliminating achievement gaps.

Considering a Private School?

Educational consultants can help families navigate application process.

For families considering an independent school for the 2017-2018 school year, the admissions process begins this fall. From essays and interviews to school visits and standardized tests, the process for getting into kindergarten may feel nearly as daunting as applying to college.

Arlington: Technology, Tradition and Transition at Kenmore

New interim principal discusses his predecessor's legacy and future of the school.

Becoming the new principal of Kenmore Middle School would be difficult enough, but David McBride is stepping into a role Dr. John Word had occupied for 18 years.

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Arlington: Triumph Over Loss at Yorktown Graduation

Parents and students celebrate perseverance.

The Green Household is going to be a little quieter after graduation. On June 23, Viktor Green was one of the 440 graduates from Yorktown to walk across the stage at Constitution Hall in D.C. Viktor Green lives one block away from Yorktown High School, and so throughout the sports seasons the teams would come over to their house for lunches and snacks.

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Wakefield High School: Hard Work and Proud Parents

Doug Johnson struggled to explain what it feels like to be a father watching his daughter graduate.

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Arlington: The More Things Change at H-B Woodlawn ...

A new principal at H-B embraces an old school tradition.

H-B Woodlawn is a little different.

Arlington: Washington-Lee Graduates Say They’re Ready for the Future

Appreciative of what they learned.

Despite humidity and the looming chance of thunderstorms, members of Washington-Lee’s graduating class received their diplomas at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on the morning of June 23.

Arlington: Shenkman Wins Cappie Award

The 17th Annual Cappies Gala honoring high school theater was held Sunday, June 12 at The Kennedy Center.

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Arlington: Two Named Hispanic Teachers of the Year

Claudia Delgadillo, a first grade teacher at Claremont Immersion School, and Lilliana Maldonado-Mendez, a Spanish teacher at Washington-Lee High School, were honored with the Victoria D. de Sanchez Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award from the Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia.

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Arlington: Have Planetarium, Will Travel

Thanks to a portable planetarium, Marymount University has been taking space to elementary and middle school students.