GMU Arlington Campus Expanding
GMU announced plans to tear down one of its four Arlington buildings to construct a 400,000-square-foot building. The new building will house classrooms, computer labs, short-term housing, an Institute for Digital Innovation, and a newly established School of Computing. Read More at ARLnow
Arlington Tops in Niche Rankings
For the second year in a row, Niche has ranked Arlington Public Schools (APS) as the best school division in Virginia. More at ARLnow
For the first time since 2016, Arlington, VA is the #1 best city to live in America, knocking Ann Arbor, MI from the top spot. For the first time, Bluemont, VA, an Arlington neighborhood, is the #1 best place to live in America, dethroning Carmel, IN. More at Niche
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Nov 11: LVCA General Meeting – School Board Member Reid Goldstein
When: Monday, November 11, 8pm
Where: Community House, 1920 North Highland St
The November Lyon Village meeting will feature School Board Member Reid Goldstein. He will discuss current issues facing Arlington Public Schools. Much of the meeting will be devoted to Question and Answers.
Everyone is encouraged to come to the LV Meeting on Monday night. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to come also.
The School staff recently announced potential big changes to the school boundaries that affect LV and other areas. Here is a chance to get first hand feedback.
The October meeting featured three of the four County Board candidates running for the two open seats. Arron O’Dell did not attend.
Christian Dorsey (incumbent Democrat) Website
Katie Cristol (incumbent Democrat) Website
Audrey Clement (Independent) Website
Arron O’Dell (Independent) Website
The school board has named Cintia Johnson as the Interim Superintendent, while the board searches to permanently fill this role.
Ms. Johnson has been an educator for more than 30 years — most of the time spent in Arlington as a teacher, principal, and administrator. Immediately prior to taking on this role, Ms. Johnson served as the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. Her goals for the 2019-2020 school year include increasing achievement for all school groups, supporting student well-being and mental health, and ensuring that all students know they have an advocate in APS.