Just minutes before Antwan Wilson stepped into the vast atrium at Roosevelt Senior High School on March 16 to address a Ward 4 community on his vision for the District’s public schools, the new chancellor appeared relaxed and ready to go with the flow. […]
DCPS celebrated the District’s top teachers, leaders and school communities on March 13 at the seventh annual “Standing Ovation” awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Northwest. […]
Hundreds of District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) teachers took over the world’s busiest performing arts center for a glamorous night of acknowledging top leaders with cash awards up to $230,000. […]
For the first time in its history, the entire senior class at Ballou Senior High School in Southeast — 189 students in all — has applied for college, with several already receiving acceptance letters. […]
D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) plans to spend $6.2 million during the 2017-2018 school year to bring algebra classes, engineering and computer science electives, coding clubs, lacrosse and wrestling to its middle schools. […]
There remain serious concerns about the drinking water in Washington, D.C., schools, and several officials are pressing for action to prevent a Flint, Michigan-like disaster here. “Following the alarming news about elevated levels of lead recently reported in 12 D.C. Public Schools, I share very serious concerns with parents and neighbors about making sure our children are staying safe and healthy,” District Council member (At Large) Elissa Silverman said.
WASHINGTON – District of Columbia public high school student Milagro Argueta told the audience that if she and her Spanish-speaking friends are lucky enough to eat lunch at their school in peace, it’s a good day. They have the money, she said through an interpreter, but they don’t speak enough English to easily order lunch. So, they can only point to what they want to eat, and frustrated, sometimes insensitive cafeteria personnel lash out at the students, she said
With so many new programs and initiatives already effectively at work, the current school year also marks the launch of “Cornerstones,” an initiative that builds upon the DCPS college-and-career-ready curriculum to ensure that every student has shared learning experiences. […]