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Affordable Housing - Is Density our Destiny?

November 13, 2019

 

Arlington is experiencing a shortage of affordable housing. One idea worth examining is to adjust our zoning laws to allow greater variety of housing types in single family areas (e.g. duplexes or fourplexes) to allow for the development of multi-family properties along transportation corridors. Join us to hear from our speakers about challenges and possible solutions:

 

Michelle McDonough Winters, Executive Director of the Alliance for Housing Solutions

Peter Rousselot, former member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia and former Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee

Jeannette Chapman, Deputy Director, The Stephen S. Fuller Institute at the Schar School, GMU

Pictured left to right: Michelle McDonough Winters, Peter Rousselot, and Jeannette Chapman
Pictured left to right: Michelle McDonough Winters, Peter Rousselot, and Jeannette Chapman


Arlington County Board - Candidate Forum

Wednesday October 9, 2019

 

The Arlington Committee of 100 is proud to host a candidate forum for November’s County Board Member election. Join us to hear from candidates (in alphabetical order, left to right): Audrey Clement, Katie Cristol, Christian Dorsey, and Arron O'Dell.



How Can Arlington Better Serve English Language Learners?

Wednesday September 11, 2019

 

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

Samuel Klein, Supervisor, Office of English Language Learners, Arlington Public Schools