Take the ‘Your Voice Matters’ Survey

The Your Voice Matters survey provides insight from Arlington Public Schools (APS) families, students in grades 4-12, staff and teachers. Parents and Staff, you will receive an e-mail with a link from Panorama. Students will take the survey during school hours.

APS and the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families (APCYF) partner on the survey to compile a snapshot of our students, school climate and engagement, and deepen our understanding of children, youth and family well-being in Arlington. The results are used to inform work across both the school division and the County. The data also helps APS measure progress on the 2018-24 Strategic Plan.

Visit the APCYF website for more information.

Virginia seeks larger pipeline of computer science degrees

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) disclosed plans Thursday to help public universities produce 31,000 more degrees in computer science and related fields over the next two decades, an initiative that aims to help meet growing demand for a high-tech workforce as the state prepares for a new Amazon headquarters in Arlington.

With the announcement, Northam spelled out targets…

BREAKING: APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap to Deal With Capacity Issues

During a press briefing Wednesday afternoon, school officials proposed moving the majority of McKinley Elementary School students to the new Reed Elementary School, among other switches.

The Arlington School Board is expected to take action on one of two final proposals during its meeting on February 6, 2020. If approved, it would take effect for the 2021-22 school year, per APS spokesman Frank Bellavia…