By guest author Joe Weedon Elementary schools across Capitol Hill are booming. Enrollment is up, test scores are improving. Our neighborhood’s success in supporting our neighborhood elementary schools has even entered into the Mayoral debate. Councilmember Wells regularly states that, “every elementary school in Ward 6 has a waiting list” and that “I know we […]
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March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Capitol Hill
January 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Capitol Hill, DC, H Street, Near Northeast/Atlas District
Listen up, expecting, new, and already-struggling-with-a-toddler-thanks parents! It’s OPEN HOUSE SEASON at your local schools, and we’re here to keep you updated about it. Why visit a school during open house? It’s a chance for you as a new parent to create fellow parent contacts, as well as to see the future learning environment of […]
August 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Capitol Hill
Last week, we looked at the first school on Capitol Hill – the Eastern Free School – and how it opened in a rented building next to the Capitol. Today, we look at how a purpose-built school replaced it, and the state of public education in the early years of Washington D.C.
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 […]
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 […]