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DCPS Teacher of the Year Surprised with $25,000 National Milken Educator Award

DCPS Teacher of the Year Surprised with $25,000 National Milken Educator Award

 

This wonderful story comes from Sean Hsueh:

Capitol Hill Middle School Gets HUGE Gift

Capitol Hill Middle School Gets HUGE Gift

From here on out, the students at Stuart-Hobson Middle School at 410 E Street NE, D.C. will get to play like never before.  Today the Capitol Hill area school unveils its brand new 13,200 square foot turf field, a donated gift from the Synthetic Turf Council.

“We are committed to community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf,” noted Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council, a non-profit trade association based in Atlanta.  “Representing the first collaboration of this magnitude in the synthetic turf industry, our members enthusiastically came together to build a field that increases opportunities for Stuart-Hobson students to be active and play outside.”

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.

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.

School Transit Subsidy Program Update

School Transit Subsidy Program Update

 

This notice comes to us from John Lisle:

 

DC Public Schools Prepares for Hurricane Irene

 

This story comes to us from Frederick Lewis:

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is working to prepare our buildings and school community this weekend for Hurricane Irene, which is expected to bring high winds and a large amount of rainfall to the District.

 

DC Schools Closed Wednesday

PIO for DC Public Schools says all DC Schools will be closed today, Wednesday August 24th. School Staff should not report, while staff assigned to administrative duties should report on time. Custodians should remain on standby.