A significant drop in on-time-graduation rates by students of limited English proficiency led Arlington Public Schools to a reversal of fortune last year, seeing a decline after years of increases in the overall percentage of students who earned high-school degrees in four years.
Concerned residents of the western end of Columbia Pike are pressing Arlington officials to find a way to retain a beloved grocery store and food trucks. But county officials say they don’t see much hope of that happening.
Although down 18 points compared to a year before, SAT scores from Arlington Public Schools’ Class of 2016 continued to outpace the state and national averages both statewide and nationally, according to new figures.
Arlington County Board members on Sept. 27 approved six projects totaling $4.7 million in funding as part of the Neighborhood Conservation program.
The Washington metropolitan area posted lower year-over-year joblessness in August, according to new figures, and was part of a majority – albeit a shrinking one – of U.S. communities where the unemployment rate continues to decline.