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Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Educational Benefits of Sports

Kid’s sports are associated with getting fit and having fun. The health benefits of sports and fitness are obvious. But coaches, administrators and experts...

What Do Those STARs Mean?

Last week, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released the DC School Report Cards and School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Reports,...

Making the Grade

As the open enrollment for DCPS high school application period is underway, many District students and parents are considering whether or not some of...

The 1-2-3s of IEP

Parents of children with special needs face worry over many issues, but perhaps the most prevalent worry is education. Where to send their children...

What Colleges are Looking For In DC-Area Applicants

I’m usually skeptical of college rankings, but there’s a new one out that’s worth paying attention to. In May, the Independent Educational Consultants Association...

For Young Robotics Students, STEM Becomes Hands On

When a member of Payne Elementary School’s Robotics Club couldn’t attend the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, 5th grader Makaya Cox was asked to...

Environmental Initiatives

Seaton Elementary School (1503 10 St. NW) Principal Suzanne Peters says adding an environmental education plan for fourth graders was an important contribution —...

Happy and Learning: Environmental Education at Seaton

“It’s good for shade, sitting with friends and talking or play games. Or you can sit by yourself and write something personal in your...

Celebrate The Emancipation Proclamation

On Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., stop by the Resource Room at the National Archives before or after viewing the Emancipation Proclamation...

How to Choose a Summer Camp

Summer camp is a time to build memories – a place for kids to wile away the summer hours but also a time to...