College Board’s Educational Opportunity Center Serves District Residents

For more than 48 years, the College Board’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), a nonprofit, has been serving the educational needs of Washington, DC residents, providing low-income, first-generation students with the free information, guidance, and counseling they need to take full advantage of educational opportunities. Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the […]

It Takes a Neighborhood: Why Amidon-Bowen Is the Right School for All Our Kids

As an education researcher and a former teacher, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the plight of urban schools and their challenges with poverty, student achievement, and teacher quality and turnover. Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Southwest faces many of these issues: Test scores are low, and 78% […]

Neighborhood Group Looks to Activate “Village”

The Waterfront Gateway Neighborhood Association, an affiliation of eight homeowners’ associations along G St. SW, has started exploratory steps to establish Waterfront Village to serve the greater Southwest community. The village concept is a community-based approach to aging that incorporates principles of a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC), which is a […]

SW Students Attend TEDx Event

Nicla De Biasi and Eleanor Holt attended TEDxYouth@ColumbiaHeights on Nov. 21 at the Gala Hispanic Theatre. The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID), in partnership with the SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force, sponsored them at the event. (SWBID was willing to sponsor 20.) The event’s goal was to connect the […]

Education Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian

Photo caption: The Jefferson Middle School band. Photo caption: Director Para Perry and the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir. The choir gowns were woven by members of the Westminster congregation. Photo captions: The Eastern Senior High School choir with Tedrick Bonds, the director. This is the Eastern choir’s inaugural year, and this […]

Parade of Lights Contest

Photo caption: The contest judges (left to right): Diane Groomes, Theresa Belpulsi, and Lt. Col. Johnathon Kupka. Photo caption: The best in-slip winner, Yellow Rose. Photo caption: The in-slip first place boat, Shannon’s Steal. Photo caption: The second place in-slip winner, Blue Skies. Photo caption: The in-slip third place winner, […]