The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly forums are open to all and provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.

Next Program: September 11, 2019


How Can Arlington Better Serve English Language Learners?

In 2019, Arlington Public Schools (APS) signed an agreement with the US Department of Education over allegations that APS has provided inadequate help for students learning English. While APS did not admit to any violation by signing the agreement, failure to comply could have meant that APS was in violation of the 1974 Equal Education Opportunities Act, which requires schools to provide the same opportunities for all students regardless of race, gender, or language. How did we get here? What does good policy and practice for English Language Learners look like? Lastly, what does this settlement mean, and how will the community know that English Language Learners are being served well?

 

Join us to explore this topic and hear from the following speakers:

Gabriela UroDirector for English Language Learner Policy and Research for the Council of the Great City Schools

[Additional speakers forthcoming]

 

 Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Marymount University - Phelan Hall

2807 N. Glebe Road

(Directions here)

 

7:00pm - Meet and Greet

7:30pm - Dinner Begins (dinner purchase optional)

8:00 pm - Program Begins

Recent Program: February 13, 2019


Countering Hate: Lessons from Intolerance in Arlington's History

Hard as it may be to believe, the White Nationalist movement post-WWII has roots in Arlington. Through the 1980s, Arlington was the home to the American Nazi Party headquarters. Join us to explore this history, understand the resurgence of White Nationalism in the United States, and discuss implications for today. We are pleased to host speakers Charlie Clark and Amaka Okechukwu.


Recent Program: January 9, 2019


Amazon HQ2: What the Future Holds for "National Landing"

Arlington landed Amazon's HQ2. Now what? What will be the economic impact? What does it mean for Crystal City and Pentagon City? And why the moniker "National Landing"? Join us as we discuss this with Victor Hoskins of Arlington Economic Development and Stephen Moret of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.


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Are Our Children Safe at School?

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What's the State of Retail in Arlington?

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The Equal Rights Amendment in VA

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