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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Extracurriculars Build Lifelong Passions

Elizabeth Nelson, long-time volunteer at Maury Elementary (1250 Constitution Ave. NE), recounts an incident from a trip she took with Maury's hiking club. In...

Adolescent Depression

Being an adolescent is an exercise in wild mood fluctuations. Swinging from effusive gushing about the latest album to declarations that their lives have...

How the School Lottery Works

Every student in DC has the right to attend their in-boundary (aka “neighborhood”) school for grades K-12, which is assigned based on their home...

The [Special Education] Kids Are Not Alright

The COVID-19 pandemic has required school systems around the world to try to teach remotely, leading to a loss of academic learning, social skills,...

How to Protect Kids from COVID

Tim Rutherford would not have bothered to test himself if his elementary school-aged daughter hadn't tested positive first. Even her test was precautionary; Rutherford (an...

How to Prepare Students Socially and Emotionally for a Return to...

In March 2020, the last day he was in classes in his school building, Anton Miller (a pseudonym) was a shy, hesitant child who...

Where should my child go to school?

School may just be starting, but applications for next year will be starting soon. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many people to re-examine what’s most...

DPR Pools, Facilities Open July 4th Weekend

You can still make a spash of the 4th of July! Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) parks, playgrounds, athletic courts, and fields will be...

Race and History in the Classroom

Cornerstone School Principal and Executive Director Derrick Max remembers watching video of the murder of George Floyd. Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police May...

Helping Teens Cope With Covid-19

Between the stresses of school and friends, hormones, and parental pressure, the teen years are not the easiest. With the onset of the Covid-19...