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The tower at Reagan National Airport on a sunny day (staff photo)

Disproportionate APS Suspensions — “Gradis White, director of school climate and culture, told the school board last week that the county had disproportionality in suspension rates based on race/ethnicity, students with disabilities and English language learners during the 2021-22 school year. The trends are consistent across grade levels, he said.” [WTOP]

Teen Petitions for Safer Crossings — ” There have been four crashes at the intersection of Langston Boulevard and John Marshall Drive in Arlington, Virginia so far this year, according to Arlington County Police. Chase Rosen, 16, says he witnessed one of those crashes… now, Rosen said he wants to make a difference. He has started a petition, which has more than 500 signatures already, to try and get Arlington County to add flashing pedestrian lights.” [WJLA]

Fmr. Official Defends F.C. Home — “A D.C. deputy mayor — who resigned this week after a personal trainer accused him of assault and a resulting police statement triggered questions about whether he was living in D.C. — defended his living arrangement, saying in an interview that he was staying part time with a friend to meet the requirement that high-level officials live within city limits.Chris Geldart, who stepped down Wednesday as D.C. deputy mayor for public safety and justice, said he was ‘geo bacheloring.'” [Washington Post]

NAACP Award Nominations Open — “The NAACP Arlington Branch is inviting the public to nominate a person or organization for its 2022 awards. The awards will be announced at the NAACP Arlington Branch’s Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet on Dec. 14. The deadline for submitting a nomination for the awards is Thursday, Dec. 1.” [Patch]

Int’l Event at Pentagon City Mall — “On October 22, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will host its annual Mosaic International Showcase highlighting live entertainment from more than eight cultures featuring traditional music and dance from Bavaria, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Ireland the Philippines and more!  The event will be held on Metro Level, Dining Pavilion from 12-5PM.” [Simon]

It’s Tuesday — Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 54 and low of 41. Sunrise at 7:22 am and sunset at 6:27 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Hello Everyone — You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022
When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

7:00 pm Meeting Opens.
7:30 pm Installation
8:00 pm Presentation/Q&A; by Dave Schutz on Ranked Choice Voting
8:30 pm Final Remarks and Comments by Newly Elected Members
9:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Installation Official Robert N. Barnette, Jr. President, Virginia State Conference NAACP The President of the Virginia State Conference NAACP will serve as the Installation Official and provide remarks for our newly elected officers at the general membership.

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Join us December 10 & 11 for our Annual Handmade Holiday Workshop Series. We have a myriad of fun and festive programs from linoleum block wrapping paper printing and buttonhole book making workshops led by Eliza Clifford to a meditative grid workshop and Calligraphy Card Making with Anjelika Deogirikar. Join these wonderful artists and get creative this holiday season!

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Light Up Arlington – Clarendon Menorah Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!

Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration

Experience the festival of lights!!

*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.

Outstanding Young Artist

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