Kids & Family

Kids & Family

10/28/2014 - 11:41am
The Youth Rowing Team of Serve Your City (SYC) the "HillEast Crew" had its final Fall Season Rowing practice yesterday at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. The kids took a last trip up the Anacostia River followed by a pizza party and... >>more
10/08/2014 - 9:42am
I love to see new gyms open in my neighborhood. It means there are more choices to fit individual tastes and budgets and less excuses for not exercising. Recently, four boutique exercise studios flexed their muscles within walking distance of... >>more
09/30/2014 - 9:03am
Bang Salon, a full-service hair salon, will host a 12-hour marathon hair Cut-A-Thon on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the company's soon-to-open location at 1212 4th St, SE. This is the salon’s fourth charity event in support of... >>more
09/25/2014 - 5:00pm
On Tuesday, Sept. 23, I joined dozens of hopeful future Van Ness Elementary School parents and community members, to learn more about DCPS’s plans to reopen their school. Van Ness Elementary, just across M Street from the Washington Navy Yard... >>more
09/10/2014 - 12:00am
The studio was chilly but bright, and the poles were waiting. There was a quiet nervousness in the air as each of the seven women sidled up to a pole and waited for further instruction. Our slender, sculpted instructor suggested we wipe them down... >>more
09/04/2014 - 12:37pm
What do you do when you know someone you care for is going to die soon? Michael Staley gets on a bike and rides cross-country in an effort to prevent that from happening. This summer Staley put on hold his job as chief of staff for Congressman... >>more
09/04/2014 - 11:31am
It’s 8:30 p.m. on a cool summer Monday, and women are trickling onto the turf at Watkins Field at 13th and D streets SE. They’re here for a weekly all-women’s pickup soccer game. It’s not exactly the World Cup. A number of... >>more
09/04/2014 - 10:44am
Parents are surprised when I recommend high school freshman take the October SAT college entrance exam. The first response I get is usually, “But freshmen can’t take SATs, right?” Actually freshman can and do take the high school... >>more
09/04/2014 - 9:51am
“Did anybody do their homework?” Mike Showalter asks the group of parents and toddlers seated in a circle on the floor of a studio in the Atlas Theater on H Street, Northeast. “Yeah, I did!” squeals a blonde toddler. She... >>more
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