School Board Member Pleads for Civil Discourse — School Board member Noah Simon is asking parents who are upset with Arlington Public Schools policies and proposals to engage in a civil public discourse and stop name-calling, particularly on social media. He was irked by parents who suggested that school leaders “don’t care about children with special needs” because of a proposal to cut funding for some staff aides for children with autism. [InsideNova]
Lee Highway’s Murderous Past — The section of Lee Highway near the Italian Store and Spout Run used to be a notoriously dangerous stretch known as “Dead Man’s Hollow.” The area was the scene of robberies and murders as criminals preyed on those returning from D.C. with cash from selling goods or paying bills. [Ghosts of DC]
Marymount Commencement This Weekend — Marymount University will hold its undergraduate commencement ceremony Sunday morning at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. The speaker will be Under Armour founder, CEO and chairman Kevin A. Plank.
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