Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
⛅ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 56 and low of 46.
⛅ Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 65 and low of 46. Sunrise at 7:01 am and sunset at 5:46 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is aiming to recruit George Washington (GW) University as new special education instructors, ABC7 reported.
The pilot program was announced back in January and applications open at the end of February.
The new partnership is aimed at students applying both to GW’s master’s program and to ACPS, with a requirement that they obviously are accepted to both. If accepted, the students will be working in ACPS classrooms with a qualified special education teacher, getting hands-on experience and mentorship.
“Individuals will be able to apply at the same time to both the GW master’s program and employment within ACPS,” an ACPS press release said. “While in their first year of the program, graduate students will work as ACPS instructional assistants to develop key instructional strategies, learn best practices and receive targeted professional learning from both ACPS and GW teams. They will then have the opportunity to move into teacher roles for their second year in the program.”
The release noted that ACPS has been facing challenges in recruiting staff for various positions within ACPS and the pilot is part of a series of efforts to boost recruitment.
📈 Monday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Feb 13, 2023.
- Six years after its last defeat, the BID proposal rears its head in Old Town once more (2080 views)
- Notes: Man convicted of 2021 murder of woman with Down syndrome in the West End (772 views)
- No arrest after ‘targeted’ drive-by shooting in Arlandria Tuesday night (753 views)
- The value of Alexandria’s residential tax base is outpacing its commercial tax base (255 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Old Town Business Improvement District Gets Renewed Interest
Patch (Monday @ 3:09 pm)
- Cash Buyers In Alexandria Squeeze An Already-Tight Housing Market
Patch (Monday @ 12:22 pm)
- Alexandria’s Summer Camp Guide Available Now; Register Starting Feb. 22
Zebra (Monday @ 12:08 pm)
- Alexandria Teens Unite to Fight Childhood Cancer by Hiking
Zebra (Monday @ 11:04 am)
- Valentine’s Day 2023: Restaurant Specials Offered Around Alexandria
Patch (Monday @ 10:24 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
In response to the sit-in, Alexandria built the “separate but equal” Robert H. Robinson Library for Black residents. However, the demonstration paved the way for future protests across the country. #ACPSBlackHistory #BHM
— Alexandria City Public Schools (@ACPSk12) February 13, 2023
— Alexandria City High School – King Street Campus (@AlexCityTitans) February 13, 2023
— Visit Alexandria VA (@AlexandriaVA) February 12, 2023
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With the advent of virtual learning in public schools during the Covid pandemic, it seemed like snow days would become a thing of the past. In late 2021, Alexandria said…
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.