Morning Notes

Local leaders react to Queen Elizabeth II’s death — “Now state and local leaders are remembering the monarch, who died today at age 96.” [ARLnow]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 79 and low of 64. Sunrise at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:28 pm. []

Alexandria SOL rates lag behind state — “Alexandria City Public Schools’ 2021-22 Standards of Learning scores improved from last year in three of four categories, though state officials said the reading improvement was primarily due to lowered benchmarks. Even with the lowered standards, the city’s marks were lower than those prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.” [Alexandria Times]

Where to find a pumpkin near Alexandria — “Pumpkin season is almost here. Find out where to get the pick of the patch near Alexandria.” [Patch]