Kids & Family

Kids & Family

09/01/2015 - 12:00am
The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is at the Washington Convention Center on Sat., Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., approximately 150 authors, illustrators and poets will make... >>more
09/01/2015 - 12:00am
The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., approximately 150 authors, illustrators and poets will make... >>more
07/31/2015 - 7:18pm
In addition to an enviable array of school choice options, DC parents enjoy perhaps the largest selection of educational consultants available anywhere. Parents looking for help, ideas, or a professional opinion on educating and raising children... >>more
07/31/2015 - 6:00pm
Back in the Dark Ages, aka Before Common Lottery, the school application process was confusing and probably unfair. It favored families with better resources and allowed children to gain simultaneous admittance to multiple schools. Then, in the fall... >>more
07/31/2015 - 5:06pm
The DC Council Committee on Education and Libraries held a roundtable earlier this summer on the independent evaluation of the city’s eight-year-old school reform. During that session DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson looked around... >>more
07/31/2015 - 11:00am
Ballet lessons aren’t just for little girls. Beyond the fact that boys can and do study ballet, there is also the fact that adults, male and female, can and do study ballet. And not just ballet but jazz dance as well. There are professional... >>more
07/30/2015 - 11:59am
Serve Your City (SYC), a Capitol Hill based nonprofit, has expanded its rowing program to include young people currently living in the DC General Shelter. It makes perfect sense – very few children live closer to the Anacostia boathouse than... >>more
06/19/2015 - 8:31am
I vividly recall the moment a college counselor came to my junior high school. It’s really great to do a year of school in another country, she told us. I was immediately convinced. My Spanish teachers the last two years had been pushing the... >>more
06/18/2015 - 1:29pm
Grandma and Grandpa are expecting you and your 18-month old bundle of joy for a summer visit from Capital Hill. Let’s face it, air travel can be stressful, but wrangling a toddler and boarding a plane can be particularly challenging. In my... >>more
06/02/2015 - 12:45pm
When children from Potomac Gardens, the public housing complex located at 1225 G Street SE, returned home from school on May 8, they were surprised to see some workers putting the finishing touches on a new playground. At the same time, other... >>more
05/22/2015 - 3:12pm
Washington’s crossing of the icy Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776 is one of the most remarkable and well-known events in American military history.  Why did this crossing on a freezing winter’s night matter so much? The Winter... >>more
05/06/2015 - 9:42am
All over the District of Columbia, including right here on the Hill, kids have been shooting bows and arrows right under our noses for a couple years now. Nothing to do with “The Hunger Games,” this is the result of an expansion of the... >>more
04/17/2015 - 1:06pm
There seems to be a lot of mentoring going on all over the Hill these days. But, what does this really mean? Mentoring usually refers to two types of situations: (1) an organization matches older volunteers with younger strangers who want to be... >>more
04/08/2015 - 11:12am
From the outside, the beautiful new addition to Stuart-Hobson Middle School, 410 E Street NE, appears to be nearly complete. The school has received over $40 million to update and retrofit the heating, cooling, and ventilation in its beautiful 1927... >>more
04/03/2015 - 11:22am
Washington Area Frisbee Club Announces Spring Youth League Washington Area Frisbee Club is hosting a Youth League this spring. The league is co-ed and is open to boys and girls, ages 10 to 13, from the DC metro area. What? Ultimate! When? Sunday... >>more