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Mayor Gray, Invoked by Parents, Will Keep Funding for Payne Elementary in Place

February 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Capitol Hill

Parents of children enrolled at Payne Elementary, located at C and 14th Street Southeast, urged Capitol Hill residents, those with or without kids, to call Mayor Gray’s office to plead for funding for the school’s renovations, previously scheduled to begin next year, with total funding of $12.5 million, to be restored – and at a meeting […]

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Ward 6 School Boundary Review Meetings Scheduled

February 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, DC

Maybe you’ve seen it before — an open house ad that reads: “in-bounds for Brent,” or the like. Real estate relates directly to school placement on Capitol Hill. Many neighbors have purchased homes with the expectation that their kids will attend the school around the corner, usually (though not all the time) it’s the “in-bound” school. […]

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Help Spruce Up a School Ahead of the New School Year

August 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Capitol Hill

Its nearly impossible to believe August is already here and that back to school time is around the corner. But before you spend the rest of the month soaking up as much summer sun as possible, you might want to consider blocking off some time on Saturday August 24th to volunteer at a DC Public […]

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Lost Capitol Hill: The First School on the Hill

August 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Capitol Hill

If you have a couple of hours to kill, I can highly recommend the website Shorpy. Filled with pictures from bygone eras, it captures everything from the earth-shaking to the mundane. I was happily paging through it the other day when I came across a picture of a rather ordinary wooden building with two men […]

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School Petition Calls for Neighborhood Preference in SWS Admission

June 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Capitol Hill

This is a town of people who know how to oil the political machine. And yet, petitions are a far more wholesome approach than those favored by many of our elected officials. A group of parents seeking to keep School-Within-School (SWS) a true neighborhood school wants your signature on their petition. This petition, begun in […]

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