American Federation of Teachers President Visits Excel Academy with Interim Chancellor Alexander

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September 21, 2018

WATCH: American Federation of Teachers President Visits Excel Academy with Interim Chancellor Alexander

Excel Academy is the first public all-girls school in Washington DC. Academics focusing on STEM education and the arts provide an enriching and exciting environment for students and educators. Teachers collaborate with the union and district to form strong partnerships.

'Striving for better'| DC middle school students need uniforms, mentors

WUSA9/Lesli Foster

School is in session but for many children in the D.C. area, just getting there and being ready for class isn’t an easy task. Often middle schoolers and their struggles are overlooked. Kramer Middle School is located in the Fairlawn neighborhood of historic Anacostia in D.C. Roman Smith, the principal is one of the few people who understand the challenges his students face.

Help Residents Affected by Arthur Capper Fire

Hill Rag/Elizabeth O’Gorek

The Van Ness Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) (a 501(3)c non-profit) is accepting donations to help the Capper Seniors displaced by the fire Wednesday at Arthur Capper Senior Housing (900 Fifth St. SE).The PTO has set up a page for community members to donate funds for the seniors via Paypal.

WATCH: Expedition 56 Education Interview with George Washington University


Students from DCPS schools, including School Without Walls HS and Smothers ES participated in an interview with a NASA astronaut at the International Space Station.

Cracking code to ‘break the cycle’: STEM middle school opens in DC

WTOP/Rachel Nania

“Our students and their families need college, but they also need real jobs — jobs that will help break the cycle of poverty that so many of our families experience,” said Ashton, who started her career in education as a teacher at Anne Beers Elementary School, a public school in D.C.’s Ward 7 neighborhood.

Push for DC statehood reaches European Parliament

DC Line/Kalina Newman

“I am a parent and a grandparent, and I would like to see the District of Columbia see that all students in DC public schools hear about statehood,” Joyce Robin Paul, Stand Up! ambassador, said during the Sept. 12 forum.

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