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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.

Over 1,000 community members attend DC SCORES Fall Frenzy

Over 1,000 community members attend DC SCORES Fall Frenzy

 

The athletic fields of Kelly Miller Middle School were flooded with people of all ages Saturday, Oct. 22, as DC SCORES hosted the 14th annual Fall Frenzy.

Over 1,000 students, parents, community members and volunteers attended the event, which celebrates the fall season of DC SCORES, the largest after-school program in the District.

The program’s 800-plus “poet-athletes” representing 27 elementary and middle schools in the District engaged in intra-city soccer games and enjoyed a variety of activity booths, including: facepainting, relay races, Haiku writing and a Starbucks arts & crafts table (minus the hot chocolate).

Past program participants came out in large numbers to referee the games, serve lunch and help out in any way possible, and hundreds of parents were on hand to cheer on their children.

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.

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.

Councilmember Cheh to Celebrate D.C. Farm to School Week

Councilmember Cheh to Celebrate D.C. Farm to School Week

 

The story comes to us from Kiara Pesante:

Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, author of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010, will serve as a judge in the 2011 D.C. Farm to School Week kick-off event today, October 3, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE). This is the third annual D.C. Farm to School Week, and the first ever National Farm to School Month.

DC SCORES to Announce Expansion in Ward 8

DC SCORES to Announce Expansion in Ward 8

This story comes to us from Jake Lloyd:

With support from the American Beverage Association and the D.C. Beverage Association, DC SCORES will announce on Thursday expansion of its after-school programming to more schools in Ward 8. 

DC SCORES uses the combination of soccer, poetry and service-learning to help students stay active and engaged in their education. DC SCORES currently works with 800 low-income youth at 27 schools. 

The partnership with the American Beverage Association and the D.C. Beverage Association will allow DC SCORES to expand important programs in Ward 8.

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

McKinley Marketing Partners, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with offices in Dallas, Texas and the New York Metro area, recently embarked on a new era of operation by rebranding with a fresh logo and an updated, user-friendly website. The new circular design of its logo underscores McKinley’s mission – to provide complete, well-rounded marketing solutions for its clients’ interim or direct-hire needs.

By rebranding, McKinley is moving forward with new ways to assist its diverse Fortune 1000 clientele and to recruit new marketing talent. McKinley also wants to remain a vital community leader in Old Town Alexandria, with office headquarters in a remodeled warehouse that originally operated as an arms dealership. Since the rebranding, McKinley had found itself with reams of logo paper products and other office supplies it can no longer use due to the introduction of its new round logo.