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D.C. Council Chairman Brown Comments On D.C. Schools Making Newsweek's List of Best High Schools

D.C. Council Chairman Brown Comments On D.C. Schools Making Newsweek's List of Best High Schools

COUNCIL CHAIRMAN KWAME R. BROWN’S STATEMENT ON TWO DCPS SCHOOLS MAKING NEWSWEEK’S LIST OF AMERICA’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS:

“I want to congratulate the students, parents, teachers, and administrators at Benjamin Banneker Academic and School Without Walls Senior High Schools for being named two of “America’s Best” by Newsweek magazine. Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson also is to be commended for her leadership of the public school system that produced these outstanding results.  Listed respectively at numbers 239 and 269 from among more than 1,000 schools studied for their ability to prepare students for college and for life, these institutions have graduation and college bound rates near or at 100%.

This is a rewarding day for DCPS.  As a proud parent of two DCPS students, I am glad to know that our education reform efforts are taking hold and delivering the kind of outcomes we had hoped for.”

DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing Solicits Public Input

 

This story comes to us from Karen Sibert:

Albert H. Small Awarded George Washington University’s President’s Medal

Albert H. Small Awarded George Washington University’s President’s Medal

 

This story comes to us from Jill Sankey:  

WASHINGTON—Collector, philanthropist and real estate developer Albert H. Small has received the President’s Medal from the George Washington University—the highest honor the university president can bestow. GW President Steven Knapp presented the award in recognition of Mr. Small’s efforts to enhance national identity and to strengthen cultural and educational opportunities for Americans during a ceremony Tuesday at the university.

Scripps National Spelling B-E-E

Prior to The E.W. Scripps Spelling Bee Wednesday, June 1st at the National Harbor, 275 contestants took a written test that counted toward each speller's preliminary score. There were 138 boys and 137 girls who ranged in age from 8 to 15 from all over the world.

 

“This year at the Scripps National Spelling Bee we have 275 students competing and they come from all over the world. It’s not just a United States event but we draw spellers from Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea,” said  E.W. Scripps Communication’s Manager Lee Rose

 

GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership Praises D.C.’s Unsung Heroes

 

This story comes to us from Courtney Bowe:

WASHINGTON –  A passionate payroll professional, a U.S. Department of Transportation (DDOT) engineer who revamped D.C.’s parking meter program, an entrepreneurial economic planner, a voice for deceased children, the District’s “budget aficionado” and a Ward 8 cheerleader dedicated to uplifting young adults are this year’s 2011 Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Award Winners.

GW Launches Spanish Language Online Graduate Program

 

This story comes to us from Courtney Bowe:

Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.