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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Rounding Out the School Year

The DC State Board of Education has accepted final reports of the school year from its Student Advisory Committee and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) task force.

At its public meeting in June, the board enthusiastically recognized and honored Dr. Faith Gibson Hubbard, Maya Garcia, Juneteenth Independence Day, College Bound, Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program, and the Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute. During this month’s working session, the Office of the Ombudsman and the Office of the Student Advocate shared their third quarter reports.

All students, parents, educators and community members can testify on education issues at every public meeting. The deadline to sign up for July’s public meeting is at 5 p.m., Monday, July 15.

Free Summer Meals

The DC Free Summer Meals program helps ensure that no child or young person in the city goes without breakfast, lunch or snacks while school is out of session.

The program is now in operation at more than 250 sites across all eight wards. No matter which site a person goes to, they can get a free meal or snack, no questions asked, with no IDs, forms, or personal information needed.

To find a nearby Summer Meal site, text “FOOD” to 877-877 or go to osse.dc.gov/dcsummermeals.

College-Bound

One-hundred percent of the Thurgood Marshall Academy Class of 2019 has been accepted into colleges and universities this fall. Institutions of higher learning that graduates will attend include:

Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Baldwin Wallace University
Barry University
Bates College
Bennett College
Central State University
Champlain College
Clark Atlanta University
Coppin State University
Delaware State University
Earlham College
Florida A&M University
Fordham University
George Mason University
Georgia State University
Goucher College
Hampton University
Hofstra University
Hood College
Howard University
Johnson & Wales University (North Miami)
Johnson C. Smith University
Kent State University
Longwood University
Morgan State University
Mount Saint Mary’s University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Old Dominion University
Pace University, New York City
Pennsylvania State University
Radford University
Shaw University
Spelman College
St. John’s College
St. John’s University – Queens
Temple University
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University
The University of Tampa
Trinity Washington University
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of San Francisco
University of the District of Columbia
University of Vermont
Utica College
Virginia State University
Xavier University of Louisiana
York College of Pennsylvania

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Dorothy Rowley – Washington Informer Staff Writer

I knew I had to become a writer when at age nine I scribbled a note to my younger brother’s teacher saying I thought she was being too hard on him in class. Well, the teacher immediately contacted my mother, and with tears in her eyes, profusely apologized. Of course, my embarrassed mother dealt with me – but that didn’t stop me from pursuing my passion for words and writing. Nowadays, as a “semi-retiree,” I continue to work for the Washington Informer as a staff writer. Aside from that, I keep busy creating quirky videos for YouTube, participating in an actor’s guild and being part of my church’s praise dance team and adult choir. I’m a regular fixture at the gym, and I like to take long road trips that have included fun-filled treks to Miami, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. I’m poised to take to the road again in early 2017, headed for New Orleans, Louisiana. This proud grandmother of two – who absolutely adores interior decorating – did her undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University and graduate work at Virginia State University.

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