05 Jun 2015


Middle School Blues

This post originally appeared in the May issue of the Hill Rag, both in print and online. There will be a Ward 6 town hall meeting on Tuesday June 24 led by At-Large Councilmember David Grosso where parents can bring their questions and concerns. __________________ Ward 6 parents have been doing it all for years: […]

04 Mar 2015


School Auctions: Jazz and Great Stuff at the National Press Club

Up next in the Capitol Hill school auctions is School Within School. Initially an early education program that was contained within the Capitol Hill Cluster School, SWS –now housed within the old Goding school at 9th and F Streets NE– has added PreK-3 and has been adding a grade since the 2012-2013 school year (they’re […]

11 Feb 2015

Local Politics:

Mayor Bowser Answers Community Questions at ANC 6B Meeting

While not on the agenda for last night’s ANC 6B meeting, Mayor Muriel Bowser stopped by to update the ANC and community on her administration’s activities on her first several weeks in office. She also took the opportunity to answer questions from the ANC commissioners and community about Ward 6 issues such as the Hine […]

09 Feb 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: The Little Ebenezer Church School

I have written multiple times about schools on Capitol Hill, but there’s an important one that I have thus far missed. It’s an important piece of a tour I will be giving in April, as part of their Emancipation Day celebration. The first public school in the District of Columbia opened in 1806, next to the […]

04 Apr 2014

Tomorrow is the First Chance To See DCPS School Boundary Proposals

Did you still hear the grief and trauma of parents on the Hill reeling from the results of the DC Public School Lottery this Monday? Local “it-girl/boy”  neighborhood schools (those who’s first slots to go to in-boundary families) including Peabody Primary, Maury Elementary, and Brent Elementary are said to only to have accepted half 9 […]

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