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by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

Further earning his spot on that on that new Ben’s Chili Bowl mural!!

Well this is awesome:

“Like Dave Chapelle, I would like to unexpectedly thank D.C. public schools, because I think it’d be great if they started trending on Twitter for no reason tonight whatsoever,” Oliver said. “So if you’re tweeting about the Emmys, please use the hashtag, #DCpublicschools.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0


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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles, and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Antwan Wilson announced a multi-agency plan to reopen the historic Thaddeus Stevens School as an infant and toddler child development center and an expansion of School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm 0

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Antwan Wilson, and Washington Teachers Union (WTU) President Elizabeth Davis announced a tentative agreement on a new contract that significantly increases compensation for teachers in DC Public Schools. The tentative agreement will also add additional funding to the District’s education budget, which is already the largest commitment in DC’s history.

“Since 2007, the District of Columbia has blazed a trail to better schools – investing more resources in our classrooms, adding exciting new programs for our students at all levels, and pouring billions of dollars into our school buildings. Yet, for too long, our teachers have not been shown the appreciation nor presented the compensation they deserve. But with this agreement, together we will give our teachers their proper due and send a clear signal that we are all in for kids,” said Mayor Bowser.

Washington Teachers Union members have been without a contract since 2012. Under the proposed contract, educators will receive: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 26, 2017 at 10:00 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Wednesday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will announce FútbolNet, a new partnership between DC Public Schools (DCPS) and Fútbol Club (FC) Barcelona. FútbolNet, a soccer training program for middle school students that will begin in summer 2018, focuses on social-emotional learning through soccer training and uses an innovative teaching method to promote positive values among young people. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm 31 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

DCPS has proposed a merger between Maury Elem and Miner Elem, which would really reshape elementary education options in Hill East. It’s because when DCPS redrew the boundaries a couple years ago, they made the Maury boundary bigger. Now it turns out, the Maury construction budget isn’t large enough to accommodate the influx of new kids. To make things worse, now DCPS is proposing this radical change, which would combine a high performing school with a very low performing school. DCPS is asking for parent feedback via this link.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 22, 2016 at 11:10 am 1 Comment

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Bowser announced that she has chosen Antwan Wilson to lead DC Public Schools (DCPS) as the next Chancellor. Over the past two years, Mayor Bowser has worked to expand learning opportunities for students throughout Washington, DC. Since coming into office, the Bowser Administration has launched extended school year at 11 DCPS schools; opened DC’s only all-boys public high school, Ron Brown College Preparatory High School; fully-funded a travel abroad program for DCPS students; launched the Summer Strong DC initiative; increased access to libraries and books; and expanded access to hands-on learning opportunities. In fiscal year 2017, the Mayor made historic investments in education, investing an additional $220 million in the modernization of schools and increasing the Uniform Per-Student Funding Formula by two percent. With increased enrollment and graduation rates and increased academic achievement, DCPS continues to be the fastest improving urban school district. Mr. Wilson’s experiences make him well-qualified to build on these successes while focusing more attention on closing the District’s opportunity gap.

“In his 20 plus years in education, Antwan Wilson has been a teacher, a principal, an assistant superintendent and a superintendent, and at every level, he has been successful,” said Mayor Bowser. “Not only is he an experienced leader, Mr. Wilson is role model for our students. His success proves that with hard work, they can achieve what they set out to do.”

Bowser continued: “As we welcome Mr. Wilson, I share my utmost appreciation for Interim Chancellor John Davis for his leadership during this period of transition and for his continued commitment to our students. The entire team at DCPS deserves our applause for their critical work. I also want to thank the DCPS Rising Leadership Committee – chaired by Pat McGuire and Gina Adams – for undertaking the most comprehensive engagement process since the start of mayoral control and for their guidance during this process.”

Mr. Wilson joins DCPS from Oakland, California, where he is serving as Superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2016 at 11:10 am 9 Comments

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rendering via Bancroft Elementary 1755 Newton St, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on:

“I’m reaching out to you today to inform you that the Bancroft Traditional campus will be completely shutting down due to the modernization work beginning next week. Effective Friday 10/21, Coakley-Williams will be shutting down access to the soccer field, playground, basketball court, and all of the other outdoor amenities behind Bancroft.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 16, 2016 at 2:50 pm 11 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if you had any info on the huge construction happening at Marie Reed. They’ve been working on it for months and just recently tore out the whole pool. I haven’t heard anything and was wondering what the plans were for it.”

From DGS:

“Opened in 1977, Marie Reed Community Learning Center is a wonderfully diverse school located in the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Marie Reed is proud of its many services, partnerships, and course offerings. We offer English monolingual and English-Spanish Dual Language strands as learning environments for our children. With a robust public health clinic, child care center, adult education, swimming pool and turf field, Marie Reed is a hub of the Adams Morgan neighborhood. The modernization of Marie Reed intends to renovate the existing spaces or build a new school to accommodate not only the needs of its elementary school students, but the needs of the community for years to come.”

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