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DC Public Charter School Board Announces Selection of New Executive Director

DC Public Charter School Board Announces Selection of New Executive Director

 

From Audrey Williams:

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) has selected Scott Pearson to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Pearson, a District resident, brings impressive credentials to the position. He co-founded a charter management organization in San Francisco that serves low-income high school students throughout the Bay Area and, most recently, oversaw charter school programs at the U.S. Department of Education. His first day at the Board will be January 9, 2012.  

Annual Poetry Slam Showcases DC SCORES Student-Athletes

Last night, November 30, DC SCORES held the first part of their annual Poetry Slam at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

Student athletes from 14 DC SCORES elementary and middle schools took to the stage and put on quite a show.  

Each elementary school performed two original group poems and one original individual poem, while teams from the participating middle schools performed one, two, or three songs that grew out of their original poetry.  

In the elementary school group, Bancroft took 3rd place, H.D. Cooke took 2nd place, and Perry Street Prep claimed the top prize.  Shaw won first place for the middle schools, and Lincoln was awarded second.  

Read a full recap on the night that was on DCSCORE blog.

Take a look at the video above to see one specific performance from the Brightwood Education Campus.

DC One Card Required To Access Transit Subsidy Benefits at All DCPS High Schools and Middle Schools

DC One Card Required To Access Transit Subsidy Benefits at All DCPS High Schools and Middle Schools

 

From Monica Hernandez:

ZonePerfect Donates Musical Instruments in Partnership with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation

This notice comes to us from Laura Carlucci:

Today at 11 a.m., Abbott, the makers of ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars, will present Neval Thomas Elementary School in Northeast a new keyboard lab as part of its commitment to help restore music education programs across the nation.

The ZonePerfect brand, in conjunction with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, donated $30,000 to Neval Thomas Elementary school. The event will feature a demonstration of the new keyboard lab. The ZonePerfect brand is funding this local grant to promote living a flavorful life and helping to restore instrumental music programs in America’s public schools in partnership with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Since launching a partnership in 2009, ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation have helped restore instrumental music education programs in 14 schools across the country, donating $420,000 worth of musical instruments.

DCPS Responds to DL vs. District of Columbia Ruling

From Frederick Lewis:

Mayor Gray Turns Spotlight On DCPS Student Athletes

Mayor Gray Turns Spotlight On DCPS Student Athletes

 

From Doxie McCoy:

In his ongoing effort to elevate high school sports in the District of Columbia, Mayor Gray today will announce updates to this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day tradition. The 42nd Annual Safeway Turkey Bowl will pit the Dunbar Senior High School Crimson Tide against the Coolidge Senior High School Colts for the Turkey Bowl Championship.  The game will be played on Thursday, November 24, 11:00 am at Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street, NE.

Capitol Hill Schools Getting Greener

This notice comes to us from Julie Davis: