Amy Brecount White, a former Advanced Placement English teacher, has written for Arlington Magazine one of the best pieces ever on high school academic pressure. Her most chilling discovery is that many students are making bad decisions because of a widespread misunderstanding of the college admissions system.Read full article >>
Eastern Senior High School will reopen Wednesday morning after power was restored to the building, according to an alert from D.C. public schools.
The power outage closed the Capitol Hill high school to its 783 students on Tuesday. School officials said late Tuesday there would be an early morning update on the progress crews were making to get the lights back on in the newly renovated green building, which conserves energy and water.Read full article >>
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Hispanic children, the largest minority group in public schools as well as the fastest growing, are increasingly showing up in preschool programs, have made significant gains on national math tests, and are posting record high school graduation rates, according to a new study released Wednesday. But they still lagged behind their white peers in academic achievement and were more likely to live in poverty and not finish college.Read full article >>
The Anacostia High School Indians might soon have to change their name if the D.C. Council approves a new bill that would prohibit the city’s public schools from using Native American mascots.
The bill, introduced Tuesday by council members Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and David Grosso (I-At Large), would alter the Human Rights Act to ban the use of any race-based nicknames, logos, mascots or team names. It would bring the policy in line with a resolution the council passed last year that called on the Washington Redskins to change its name.Read full article >>