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Arlington (VA) Public Schools educates one of the nation’s most diverse and sophisticated student populations. The school division currently serves almost 27,000 PreK-12 students who come from over 115 nations from around the world and speak 100 different languages. Academic standards are high, and students consistently score well above state and national averages on standardized tests, and the district is consistently ranked as a top school division by groups including The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and Niche®

What's Up, APS? Arlington Public Schools

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Arlington (VA) Public Schools educates one of the nation’s most diverse and sophisticated student populations. The school division currently serves almost 27,000 PreK-12 students who come from over 115 nations from around the world and speak 100 different languages. Academic standards are high, and students consistently score well above state and national averages on standardized tests, and the district is consistently ranked as a top school division by groups including The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and Niche®

    Ep. 32 K - 2 Instructional Packet

    Ep. 32 K - 2 Instructional Packet

    Join the creators of the K-2 Instructional Packet, Christina Chapuis, elementary math specialist, Kelley Hyner, interim supervisor of the Arlington Tiered Systems of Support and Dr. Donna McConnell, elementary English language arts specialist as they discuss how the packet was developed, what families can do if their child is working above or below the grade level in the packet as well as where to find additional resources. We also talk about the "At Home with APS" video series to supplement K-2 instructional content.
    Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ep.-32-K-2-Instructional-Packet_Final_4_23.pdf
    Spanish: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ep.-32-K-2-Instructional-Packet_SP_Final.pdf

    • 39 min
    Ep. 31 Distance Learning

    Ep. 31 Distance Learning

    Episode 31 takes an in depth look at the Arlington Public Schools distance learning plan. Join Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Bridget Loft, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Arron Gregory, Dr. Charles Drew 1st grade teacher Sydney Mann and Wakefield math teacher Laurell Wiersma as they discuss the how the plan was created; how it fits with the Strategic Plan; and how teachers are implementing it with their students.
    Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ep.-31-Distance-Learningv2.pdf
    Transcript Spanish:https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ep.-31-Distance-Learning-SP.pdf

    • 40 min
    Ep. 30 - New Principals - Jessica DaSilva, David Horak and Francis Legagneur

    Ep. 30 - New Principals - Jessica DaSilva, David Horak and Francis Legagneur

    In the first episode of 2020, we talk with three of our new principals; Jessica DaSilva of Long Branch Elementary, Francis Legagneur of Alice West Fleet Elementary and David Horak of Abingdon Elementary about their first 6 months as the leader of their schools. Learn about their background; what they miss the most; advice they would give to new principals; which one doesn't like the cold and who played football.
    Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ep.-30-New-Principals.mp3.pdf

    • 45 min
    Ep. 29 Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson

    Ep. 29 Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson

    Welcome to Season 3 of the What's Up, APS? Podcast. In our first episode back, we talk with new interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson about her background, growing up in a military family; career in education, how Title IX, the Civil Rights Movement and the women's movement shaped her life and her vision for the new school year.
    Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Ep.-29-Interim-Superintendent-Cintia-Johnson.mp3.pdf

    • 26 min
    PreK-12 Instructional Program Pathways (IPP)

    PreK-12 Instructional Program Pathways (IPP)

    The APS Department of Teaching and Learning is leading a process in Spring 2019 to develop the PreK-12 Instructional Programs Pathway (IPP) framework that articulates multiple pathways for student success. Learn about the process from staff who are involved and how to get involved and provide input as a community member, parent or staff.
    Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/IPP_Transcript.pdf

    • 23 min
    New Principals Series Marleny Perdomo And Carlos Ramirez

    New Principals Series Marleny Perdomo And Carlos Ramirez

    Episode 27 wraps up our series on our new principals with a conversation with Marleny Perdomo of Key Immersion School and Carlos Ramirez of Randolph Elementary School. Learn about their backgrounds, Key's immersion program and their visions for both schools.
    Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/New-Principals-Series_Marleny-Perdomo-and-Carlos-Ramirez.mp3.pdf

    • 40 min

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