Washington D.C. News

  • D.C. Students Garner Recognition in Robotics Competition

    Students involved in the District of Columbia’s Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition have garnered high acclaim by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who wrote ...

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  • Wright Appointed DCPS Chief Academic Officer

    Carey M. Wright, Ph. D., has been appointed chief academic officer for the District of Columbia Public Schools system. The former teacher, principal and assistant superintendent comes to DCPS with more than 30 years experience in Maryland. In her new capacity, she will serve on the ...

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  • Community Mourns Another Slain Youth

    A hodgepodge of candles and teddy bears covered the ground where Joshua Hopkins, 19, spent his final moments grasping for life. Mourners gathered at the 6100 block of Banks Place N.E. on July 6 for a vigil honoring Hopkins’ once-promising future and memory – an all too common scene ...

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  • DCPS Launches School Improvement Projects

    Falling in line with a federal mandate that calls for drastic improvement, the District of Columbia Public Schools system has begun restructuring six of its 129 schools and positioning another to operate with the assistance of an external partner. The restructuring processes, which come as the ...

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  • Heat Prompts Extended Swimming Pool Hours

    The mercury level in the District has been so high the past few days that temperatures have easily exceeded 100 degrees, causing the Department of Parks and Recreation to extend its outdoor swimming pool hours. “Because of the high temperatures we wanted to give District residents an ...

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  • Council Approves New Teacher Contract

    Even though City Council Chairman Vincent Gray lavished praise on the architects of the landmark teachers union contract, he acknowledged that inequities exist and that those who have been impacted have looked to the Council for assistance. In comments to the media, Gray expressed relief that ...

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  • Fenty Hails Plan to End Homelessness

    Mayor Adrian Fenty has joined with the District Department of Human Services to congratulate the U. S. Interagency Council on Homelessness on its release of the nation’s first comprehensive plan to prevent and end homelessness. The plan is entitled, “Opening Doors: Federal Strategic ...

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  • Fenty a No-Show at Education Debate

    Mayor Adrian Fenty was a no-show at the highly anticipated June 28 debate that was slated to focus on the state of the city’s troubled public schools system. According to the District of Columbia Chapter of Young Education Professionals, which sponsored the “Great Education ...

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  • Female Detention Center to Open in Southeast

    For years, because it lacked adequate housing for juvenile offenders, the District resorted to placing them in facilities outside the city; most times, in other states as far as 300 miles away. This was particularly true for females. Last year for instance, of the more than 300 youths from the ...

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