Kids & Family

Kids & Family

04/15/2014 - 10:27am
On April 5th student entrepreneurs from Mr. LaFleur’s business class at Eliot-Hine Middle School and Serve Your City college volunteer mentors sold lemonade to Eastern Market customers in an effort to promote the benefits of entrepreneurship... >>more
03/28/2014 - 10:35am
Recently District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson released an outline of baseline courses that must be taken by all DCPS middle school students. She has pledged millions of dollars to help improve the current state of the... >>more
02/26/2014 - 9:04am
Proving What’s Also Possible Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools Kaya Henderson held a press conference today to announce a new initiative. DCPS will be launching another Proving What’s Possible (PWP) grant program. A total... >>more
02/07/2014 - 1:36pm
You’ve heard the saying—you’ve met one kid with autism—you’ve met one kid with autism. A dear friend just received an autism diagnosis for her third child. So now she has three children on the autistic spectrum. In... >>more
02/04/2014 - 2:35pm
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about peanuts and hot dogs, ground balls and home runs. Yes, we know the Nationals will be getting ready for their season down in Florida, but spring baseball is fast approaching for our little... >>more
01/17/2014 - 11:59am
Mahni Clarke-Hellams, junior at Eastern Senior High School (ESHS), and five classmates spent five days in July living in a place without television, the internet, electric lights, ovens or stoves, bathrooms, not even running water from a... >>more
01/02/2014 - 10:40am
Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medal Award-winner and honoree, has been named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. DiCamillo will serve in the position during 2014 and 2015, succeeding Walter... >>more
12/11/2013 - 12:18pm
Wow! Who knew that the Washington Teacher’s Union (WTU) was so raucous? Last Monday night at Eastern High School, the WTU hosted seven of the Democratic mayoral hopefuls in a forum on public education. The candidates seemed to choose one of... >>more
12/03/2013 - 10:03am
This coming Sunday, December 8, Moms on the Hill (MoTH) will host its annual Information Fair. The event will take place from 2-5 pm at Capitol Hill Day School. It is free and open to the public (any parents, not just MoTH's). The official name... >>more
11/12/2013 - 9:37am
With lottery season almost upon us, here are some things to consider as you visit schools and evaluate programs. First and foremost, the school MUST be a good fit for YOUR family. Think about the following. Getting your child to and from the... >>more
11/06/2013 - 12:00am
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is what you can expect to find in schools for diplomats’ children around the globe. It is a set framework in any land, structured within the same parameters, so no matter where they are, students... >>more
11/06/2013 - 12:00am
What happens when school leaders from an independent school, a school for students with intellectual disabilities, a public school and a public charter school get together for coffee? According to them, a lot.  Called the Hill Education Leaders... >>more
11/05/2013 - 10:20am
On Thurs., Oct. 31, The Folger Shakespeare Library welcomed trick-or-treaters on its front lawn. Little ghosts and goblins enjoyed a treat from the Macbeth witches' cauldron. Children as Shakespearean characters received a special welcome. >>more
11/04/2013 - 12:00am
Shakespeare’s ornate language, psychologically complex characters, and weighty themes often mean that this shimmering world of the English Renaissance is reserved for high school and college students. However, across Capitol Hill, there are... >>more
10/25/2013 - 11:56am
On Thurs., Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., trick -or-treaters are welcomed to the Folger front lawn for a treat from the Macbeth witches' cauldron, in celebration of Halloween. No tricks, we promise! Children dressed as Shakespearean characters... >>more