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Daniel Gordon Named New Associate Dean at GW Law


This release comes to us from Angela Olson:

George Washington University Law School has named Daniel I. Gordon, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget, as its new associate dean for government procurement law studies. He will assume the newly created position on Jan. 1, 2012.

DC Students Improve Math Performance on NAEP

DC Students Improve Math Performance on NAEP

This notice comes to us from Karen M. Sibert:

Fourth- and eighth-grade students in the District of Columbia have demonstrated improved performance in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for the sixth consecutive time.  

In 2011, the District of Columbia was one of only four states to show improvement in both fourth- and eighth-grade math.

“I am proud of the gains made by our DC Public School and public charter school students in math on the NAEP,” said DC Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. “I offer my congratulations to the students and the staff who have supported them.”  

Also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” the NAEP measures students’ knowledge and skills in mathematics and reading across the United States and is administered every two years.

The Greatest Mascot Dance Routine You'll Ever See

Fans of The George Washington University's men's basketball program are hoping that the team's 2011-2012 season brings as much excitement to the Charles E. Smith Center as these dancing mascots did this past Friday night.

Take a look at the video above, taken Friday night at Colonials Invasions 2011.  It's brilliant, and just might be the greatest mascot dance routine you'll ever see.

D.C. Public Schools Facing Millions in School Infrastructure Needs, According To New Report

D.C. Public Schools Facing Millions in School Infrastructure Needs, According To New Report


This notice comes to us from the U.S. Department of Education:

The U.S. Education Department, in advance of remarks today by Secretary Arne Duncan on the proposed American Jobs Act, spotlighted a new report by the Council of the Great City Schools showing that Washington, D.C. and other urban school systems face substantial, costly repairs to deteriorating buildings and classrooms.

GW Receives Nearly $2 Million to Train Maryland Teachers of English Language Learners


From Courtney Bowe:

Considering Opening a Charter School in Washington, D.C?


This story comes to us from Audrey Williams:

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) today released its 2012 Application Guidelines for establishing a public charter school in the District of Columbia.  The guidelines provide the steps required for organizations seeking approval to open a new charter school or convert a traditional, parochial or private school. The application deadline is February 1, 2012.  Approved schools would be authorized to open in the fall of 2013.

Dorm Room Cleaning Service Comes To GWU

Dorm Room Cleaning Service Comes To GWU

Cue the George Washington University student cheers: Dorm room cleaners are now available in Foggy Bottom.

DC3, launched in April 2011 by GWU graduates Michael Waterman(Class of 2011) and Nate Andorsky(Class of 2010), is a D.C. dorm room cleaning company dedicated to taking some of the filth out of the college experience.

"The idea came about during December of 2010," Andorsky said.  "(Waterman) and I had been involved in other entrepreneurial ventures together during college (at GWU) and we were looking to start something new in the area. We often overheard students talking about the lack of a cleaning service at GW and started thinking about how to develop this idea and turn it into a new venture."