Arlington Tops in Niche Rankings

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.
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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.
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Niche is a team of data scientists that combine rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to produce rankings, report cards, and in-depth profiles to highlight the best schools, companies, and neighborhoods.

Nov 11: LVCA General Meeting – School Board Member Reid Goldstein

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.

Elementary School Planning for 2021 (APS)

For NoVa schools, a question of where to put all those students (WaPo)

“Arlington Public Schools may shuffle nearly a quarter of its elementary school students around to combat the county’s persistent overcrowding problems.”
APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap (ARLnow)

Plans to Add/Drop Courses 2020-21 (InsideNOVA)

Candidates Night 2019 Meeting Recap

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

Opening Statements
Clement

Cristol

Dorsey

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New Interim School Superintendent

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.