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D.C. Council Chairman Brown Comments On D.C. Schools Making Newsweek's List of Best High Schools

D.C. Council Chairman Brown Comments On D.C. Schools Making Newsweek's List of Best High Schools

COUNCIL CHAIRMAN KWAME R. BROWN’S STATEMENT ON TWO DCPS SCHOOLS MAKING NEWSWEEK’S LIST OF AMERICA’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS:

“I want to congratulate the students, parents, teachers, and administrators at Benjamin Banneker Academic and School Without Walls Senior High Schools for being named two of “America’s Best” by Newsweek magazine. Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson also is to be commended for her leadership of the public school system that produced these outstanding results.  Listed respectively at numbers 239 and 269 from among more than 1,000 schools studied for their ability to prepare students for college and for life, these institutions have graduation and college bound rates near or at 100%.

This is a rewarding day for DCPS.  As a proud parent of two DCPS students, I am glad to know that our education reform efforts are taking hold and delivering the kind of outcomes we had hoped for.”

DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing Solicits Public Input

 

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GW Receives $1.1 Million for DC Teacher Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics Training

GW Receives $1.1 Million for DC Teacher Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics Training

 

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GW Launches Spanish Language Online Graduate Program

 

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Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.

Bloomberg Leads A Colonial Commencement

This story comes to us from Jill Sankey:

With the U.S. Capitol as a backdrop, speakers at GW’s Commencement ceremony this morning told graduates to continue their dedication to making the world a better place, to advocate for those in need and to take chances.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Public Service from the university before an estimated 25,000 graduates, friends and family members.

Alumna and arts and education advocate Peggy Cooper Cafritz and attorney and civil rights pioneer William T. Coleman Jr. were also awarded honorary degrees at the ceremony.

In welcoming remarks, President Steven Knapp congratulated the graduates, many of whom came to the university in 2007 when he did. “I started when many of you were freshmen and am proud to be with you as you receive your hard-earned degrees,” he said.

Mayor Gray Announces Launch Of Truancy-Reduction Program

 

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education De’Shawn Wright announced the launch of a coordinated, multi-agency effort to reduce truancy among students in the District’s public schools.