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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:

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.

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.