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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®

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®
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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®

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Episodes

Ep. 29 Interim Superintendent Cintia Johnson

8/30/2019
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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

Duration:00:26:06

PreK-12 Instructional Program Pathways (IPP)

4/26/2019
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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

Duration:00:23:02

New Principals Series Marleny Perdomo And Carlos Ramirez

1/9/2019
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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

Duration:00:40:47

Ep. 26 New Principals The Ellen And Michelle Show

12/11/2018
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It's the Ellen and Michelle Show! Episode 26 features a conversation with new principals Ellen Smith of the New Middle School at the Historic Stratford Building and Michelle McCarthy of Jamestown Elementary School. Learn about their backgrounds, experiences, what i'ts like to build a school from the ground up and more. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Ep.-26-New-Principals-The-Ellen-and-Michelle-Show-Transcript.pdf

Duration:00:34:31

New Principals Heidi Smith And Kim Graves

11/29/2018
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This week's episode of What's Up, APS? begins our three-part series featuring our new principals. This week, we feature new Hoffman-Boston Principal Heidi Smith and Drew Model Principal Kimberley Graves. Our conversation touches on their educational philosophies, backgrounds, opportunities at their respective schools and more. Transcript:https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/New-Principals-Heidi-Smith-and-Kim-Graves.pdf

Duration:00:42:46

Bullying Prevention Month

10/11/2018
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In the latest episode of What's Up, APS?, we talk with Director of Administrative Services Dr. Jeanette Allen and Supervisor of Counseling Services Pam McClellan discuss bullying prevention in Arlington Public Schools; what signs families should look for if they think their child is being bullying; education and support as well as the training staff is provided.

Duration:00:24:15

Proceso de cambios a los limites escolares de las Escuelas Elementarías.

9/17/2018
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En este episodio de What's Up, APS? hablamos con Gladis Bourdouane sobre el proceso de cambios de los limites escolares de las escuelas primarias de APS. https://www.apsva.us/elementary-school-boundary-change/

Duration:00:14:43

Fall Elementary Boundary Initiative

9/17/2018
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In this episode, we talk with Gladis Bourdouane about the Fall Elementary Boundary process. Learn why APS needs to undertake this process; who will be affected as well as the timeline and opportunities for community engagement. More information is available at https://www.apsva.us/elementary-school-boundary-change/ Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fall-Elementary-Boundary-Initiative-Transcript-Final.pdf

Duration:00:23:43

New APS Emergency Manager

9/14/2018
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In this episode, we talk with Zachary Pope, Arlington Public Schools new Emergency Manager. Learn about his background, what this new position does and what he hopes to accomplish while at APS. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/New-APS-Emergency-Manager-Transcript.pdf

Duration:00:20:10

Back To School

8/30/2018
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Welcome back to school! The What's Up, APS? podcast is back for season 2. In episode 21, we take a look at what happens over the summer to prepare for the start of a new school year. Join us as we talk with Jim Meikle (Facilities and Operations); Sarah Putnam (Dept. of Teaching and Learning); Breonna McClain (Ashlawn Elementary School); and Corina Coronel (Welcome Center). Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Back-to-School.wav.pdf

Duration:00:26:56

MissEducated Episode 6. Women in Sports - Part 2

6/18/2018
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Hosted by MaryFaith. In this episode, MaryFaith and a panel of Wakefield athletes continue their discussion of women in sports. Show notes 1: Wage gap 2: Advertising 3: Promoting each other, sharing spaces 4: Washington Spirit tickets 5: Investors 6: Baby Boomers, Millenials, Gen Z 7: Sports dominated by women 8: Shorter season for WNBA 9: Representation in sports 10: March Madness 11: Wage gap 12: Sexism Additional links • WNBA - http://www.wnba.com/ o Starting salary in the WNBA vs. NBA -...

Duration:00:38:50

Episode 4. Women in Sports - Part 1

6/1/2018
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Hosted by MaryFaith. In this episode, MaryFaith and a panel of Wakefield athletes discuss their experiences as women in sports. Show notes Question 1: What does it mean to play like a girl? Question 2: How do you feel like you're treated here at Wakefield for your sport that you play? Question 3: Do you think the women's games here are equally advertised as the male's games? Question 4: How do you think women's sports are treated around the world as compared to men's sports? Question 5: Why...

Duration:00:27:26

Episode 3: Narcissistic Parenting

5/25/2018
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In this episode, Jose and Gabby discuss their different experiences growing up in difficult family environments. Show notes Additional resources: --Dissociation/derealiztion link https://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/psychiatric-disorders/dissociative-disorders/depersonalization-derealization-disorder --Narcissistic parenting link https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/communication-success/201602/10-signs-narcissistic-parent%3famp The podcast episodes represent the...

Duration:00:52:39

MissEducated Episode 2. The Cost of Higher Education

5/18/2018
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Hosted by Ethan. In this episode, Ethan talks about the costs of higher education with George Mason University's Melissa Bevacqua and Vanessa DeShane. Show notes Reference links: • George Mason University (www.gmu.org) o Melissa Bevacqua, Director of Undergraduate Admissions o Vanessa DeShane, Financial Literacy Counselor • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)https://fafsa.ed.gov/ Additional resources: • Revisionist History, by Malcolm Gladwell: Season 1, Episodes 4 (Carlos Doesn't Remember), 5 (Food...

Duration:00:19:02

2019 - 28 CIPFinal

5/15/2018
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Episode 20 breaks down the 2019-28 APS Capital Improvement Plan. Join Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Management Services Leslie Peterson and principal planner Robert Ruiz to learn how the CIP was created, how it is funded and how it fits in with Arlington County's plan. Leslie and Robert also discuss what projects are included in the proposed plan, what bonding capacity is and how the community can provide input on the draft CIP. Transcript:...

Duration:00:25:54

MissEducated Episode 1: An Interview with Local Entrepreneur, Writer, and Musician, Oliver Gaither

5/11/2018
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MissEducated is a collaborative project at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. The show is produced by Michelle Cottrell-Williams, a Sociology teacher at Wakefield and the 2018 Virginia Teacher of the Year. Each episode features different student hosts exploring issues they find most interesting or compelling. Ep. 1: In this episode, Avery and Oliver talk about major influences in rap and hip-hop, current projects, and the perception of artists online and in school. Show notes:...

Duration:00:33:59

Career Center Working Group

4/23/2018
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Episode 19 of What's Up APS? features a conversation with Kathleen McSweeney of the Career Center Working Group and Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization Board President John Snyder. The conversation focuses on the future of the Career Center and Columbia Pike, how the Career Center fits into the long range plans of Columbia Pike and APS and some of the ideas to expand and renovate the existing site. Transcript:...

Duration:00:40:31

Teacher And Principal Of The Year

4/16/2018
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In Episode 18, we have a conversation with the 2018 Arlington Public Schools Teacher Tim Cotman and Principal of the Year Kimberley Graves, about the award, their philosophies, challenges and success in the classroom, cultural competence and more. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Teacher-and-Pricipal-of-the-Year.pdf

Duration:00:44:59

Strategic Plan Draft

4/3/2018
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In Ep. 17, we talk with Strategic Plan Committee Co-Chair Ted Black about the development of the 2018-24 Strategic Plan. This week, the committee released the draft plan in its entirety. Ted discusses the committee's work in drafting the plan and how the community can provide input. Transcript: https://www.apsva.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Strategic-Plan-Draft-Transcript.pdf

Duration:00:22:43

Mindfulness In APS

2/23/2018
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Educators Erin Sonn and Alexandra Midland are on this week's pod to talk about Mindfulness - an new practice for educators. Educators spend their days (and often nights) creating powerful learning environments to best meet and nurture the needs of the Whole Child. However, they often neglect their own needs - the needs of the Whole Teacher. Learn what Mindfulness is and how it can better help observe and reflect on what’s happening in the classroom and why. For additional details and more...

Duration:00:34:01