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by ARLnow.com September 13, 2010 at 8:32 am 1,265 5 Comments

Obama Marks 9/11 Anniversary at the Pentagon — On the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Obama visited the Pentagon and called for tolerance and strength in the face of terrorism. More from Fox 5 and a transcript of the president’s speech from CBS News.

Arlington’s Fire Chief Remembers 9/11 — WTOP talked to Arlington Fire Chief Jim Schwartz, who was incident commander at the Pentagon on that fateful September day. “Every time I look at it, it still looks the same to me as it did that morning. I can still see the visions of the gash in the building, the column of smoke, the casualties laying out on the West Lawn,” Schwartz said.

More Teacher Diversity at APS — Arlington is trying to hire teachers who better reflect the student body’s racial make-up. Still, the 190 teachers hired for this year are 73 percent while, when the student body is only 48 percent white. More from the Sun Gazette.

Flickr pool photo by BrianMKA

  • Darwin

    It’s nice to hear APS is discriminating and now hiring based on race rather than just ability independent of race. I guess since my government customers on my contract are white I should fire the African-Americans I have working for me so my team better reflects the “racial make-up” here. Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!

  • ACPS_Res

    Forced diversity will kill this county and country.

  • Jack

    shouldn’t we hire the most qualified teachers?? if ACPS was so interested in diversity – why don’t they start with the school board.

    • Thes

      Actually, the School Board is only 60% non-Hispanic white.

      • Jack

        diversity is more than ethnicity… it’s about a differing of ideas and philosophy.

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