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Rising Grad Rate, Low Dropout Numbers In Alexandria City

More than 90% of students at Alexandria, Virginia’s lone high school graduated last year, according to new numbers released Friday by the state’s Department of Education. At the same time, Alexandria City Public Schools’ dropout rate plunged to 5%. It is the highest on-time graduation rate (91%) and lowest student dropout numbers since the state began reporting the figures in 2008. The previous highest on-time graduation rate for the school district was 86% in 2013 and the lowest dropout rate was 8% two years ago. Continue reading "Rising Grad Rate, Low Dropout Numbers In Alexandria City"

Fairfax County Businesses Can Now Apply For PIVOT Grant Applications

Applications opened Wednesday for Fairfax County's PIVOT recovery grants, aimed to help business types most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $25 million grant program approved by the Board of Supervisors will take applications from qualifying businesses through 11:59 p.m. on July 9. Businesses in the following categories can apply: food Service (including food trucks); retail, services and amusements; arts organizations, museums, and historical sites; and lodging. Continue reading "Fairfax County Businesses Can Now Apply For PIVOT Grant Applications"

Park Service Looking For Feedback On Wolf Trap Amenities Upgradation

The National Park Service and the Wolf Trap Foundation want to hear from you as they plan big changes for the entertainment venue in Vienna, Virginia. To better meet the needs of current and future visitors, NPS is looking to update Filene Center amenities. Its plan includes upgrading accessibility for visitors with disabilities, adding parking, improving security, and expanding opportunities for year-round use. Continue reading "Park Service Looking For Feedback On Wolf Trap Amenities Upgradation"
Every holiday season for the past decade, the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) has hosted a Christmas event at their community center. This event historically features holiday decorations complete with "Santa's workshop". The main objective of the event is to hold a gift giveaway, where children from different age groups have the opportunity to select an item to take with them. This year, in consideration of the current public health circumstances, ARHA hosted an outdoor version of the event so that children could still receive gifts, especially as this year has brought on challenges that have made gift giving even more difficult for many families. Continue reading ""

Winners Announced At 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony

Seven awards were presented at the 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony, attended virtually by all winning filmmakers from Los Angeles to Israel. The ceremony was held on November 22 and can be viewed at AlexFilmFest.com. The 14th annual festival featured more than 40 films – all still viewable online until midnight, Nov. 26. Continue reading "Winners Announced At 2020 Alexandria Film Festival Awards Ceremony"

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