Kids & Family

Kids & Family

08/26/2014 - 7:50pm
Why Change The System? There many extremely valid reasons for the school boundary changes authorized by Mayor Gray this past Thursday. School boundaries haven’t been comprehensively altered in over 40 years. School closings and reorganizations... >>more
08/03/2014 - 12:21pm
All Admissions Directors have the stories. The parents who buy test prep books or hire tutors -- for their three-year olds. It is against the rules, of course, and if the tester suspects something she will write it in the report, but that doesn... >>more
08/03/2014 - 11:25am
A lottery should be fun, at least the dream of winning big, but betting on what school your child will attend next year is no fun at all. Previous to this year, families applied to public schools and charter schools separately, with different... >>more
08/03/2014 - 10:15am
Summer is in full swing, but the beginning of the new school year is only days away. In between barbeques and trips to the pool, it’s time to reflect and look forward to what the next school year brings.  There will be lots of changes.... >>more
08/03/2014 - 9:12am
Since becoming Chairman of the Council’s Committee on Education in January of 2013, I have seen the remarkable promise that exists in our public schools. After engaging in in-depth conversations with educators across our city and visiting 144... >>more
07/02/2014 - 10:09am
Every two years, a lucky group of Cluster students has the unique opportunity to “blast off” for a week-long visit to space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. This year, the 5th and 6th graders who attended the camp came back to school filled... >>more
06/12/2014 - 2:27pm
Cluster 1 Instructional Superintendent Harry Hughes opened the June 11th meeting by praising outgoing Ludlow-Taylor Principal Carolyn Cobbs. Cobbs has taken a position as a superintendent in Colorado. Stating that he has known Cobbs for six years,... >>more
05/29/2014 - 3:39pm
I have a confession to make. When I first starting hearing about charter schools, I thought it was a simply dreadful idea. As a graduate of public schools, including DCPS’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts (albeit a magnet school, but still... >>more
05/09/2014 - 6:39am
The Capitol Hill Day School (CHDS) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Head of School Jason Gray will continue as Head for the next five years. The long term appointment, unusual for an independent school, recognizes Gray’s work in... >>more
05/05/2014 - 2:22pm
The redrawing of the elementary school boundaries for DCPS schools across the city is certain. Due to closing and merging schools over the past several years, some of these changes are already in effect. Others adjust for under or over-enrolled... >>more
04/28/2014 - 10:26am
Parents in close proximity to School Within a School (SWS), now located in the Goding building at Ninth and F Streets NE, have been lobbying to gain some sort of local enrollment preference. Locating a citywide school in their neighborhood is a... >>more
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