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

History:

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 […]


12 Feb 2014

Ward 6 School Boundary Review Meetings Scheduled

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. […]


20 Dec 2013

Two Rivers Middle School teacher Named DC's Teacher of the Year

Bill Day, or Mr. Bill as his students know him, was name DC’s Teacher of the year today. Mayor Vincent Gray surprised him during an all-school assembly at Two Rivers Public Charter School this morning and presented him with a $5000 check.  Day has been teaching middle school math at the Northeast school for three […]