On February 2, 1959, four seventh grade students entered through the front doors of Stratford Junior High School. School was already in session as the students negotiated a battalion of helmeted police officers protecting the perimeter of the school grounds. At first appearance, these students seemed different than the average Stratford Junior High School student in attendance until this day. These students were black, and in their steps followed the desegregation and integration of public schools in Arlington and Virginia. The documentary, "Its Just Me...The Integration of the Arlington Public Schools", revisits and explores the events leading up to that February day at Stratford Junior High School.
"APS Snapshots" is a new, weekly cable program hosted by APS Superintendent, Dr. Pat Murphy. Snapshots gives parents and community members a quick look inside Arlington Public Schools. Each Snapshots segment is 3 to 5 minutes and highlights achievements of students, teachers and schools, or features important, up-to-date information on a variety of topics.