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DC Public Schools Prepares for Hurricane Irene

 

This story comes to us from Frederick Lewis:

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is working to prepare our buildings and school community this weekend for Hurricane Irene, which is expected to bring high winds and a large amount of rainfall to the District.

 

DC High School Students to Attend Final Shuttle Launch Next Week!

DC High School Students to Attend Final Shuttle Launch Next Week!

 

This story comes to us from Julie Rosenthal:

DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing Solicits Public Input

 

This story comes to us from Karen Sibert:

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.

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.

 

Tomorrow: Annual Youth Summit On Technology!

Tomorrow: Annual Youth Summit On Technology!

 Date:      Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:     7:30am-4pm
Where:  Charles H. Flowers High School

                10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

                Springdale, MD  20774


The 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology is sponsored by the Patriots and Chairman and co-partner Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.   Mr. Baker will also be the keynote speaker at our luncheon activity and will emcee the Patro-Tech Game Show/Social Media Jeopardy. 

Morning Sessions:

D.C. Public Charter School Board Approves Four New Charter Schools

D.C. Public Charter School Board Approves Four New Charter Schools

Washington, D.C. — The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted April 25th to approve four applications to create new public charter schools for the 2012-2013 school year. The proposed charter schools are: Creative Minds, Latin America Youth Center Career Academy, DC Scholars and BASIS DC.  Three of the applications received conditional approval and must satisfactorily address the required conditions outlined by the Board before they can be granted a charter to open in the fall of 2012. The Latin America Youth Center Career Academy was approved with no conditions.  All seven members of the Board voted on the applications with Board Member Sara Mead voting by proxy. Fourteen applications were denied.