Van Ness Elementary Set to Open in 2015

The scheduled opening of Van Ness Elementary for the 2015-16 school year is taking shape and the School Improvement Team (SIT) has been formed. A SIT is established at every school where a modernization, addition, or remodel is taking place during the next fiscal year. Its purpose is to provide input on the schematic design and development of education specifications. The […]

Amidon-Bowen Music Teacher Named One of DC’s Best

Though nearly four months have passed since DC Public Schools (DCPS) surprised Para Perry with a $10,000 check honoring her as one of the city’s top teachers, her eyes still well with emotion at the memory. “I’m still pinching myself to make sure it’s real,” she said. Perry was one of seven teachers in the entire city […]

D.C. Considers New Boundaries for Public Schools

(photo credit: Felicia Couts) For the first time in over 40 years, Washington, D.C. is planning a major policy overhaul of the system that currently dictates where families have the right to send their children to public school. On Wednesday, April 2, the Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) convened a meeting with Deputy Mayor for […]

Test Scores and Athletic Performance Continue to Improve at Amidon-Bowen

Students at Amidon-Bowen continue to demonstrate substantial gains in academics and athletics, and the results are translating into significantly higher projected enrollments for the school. The latest round of Paced Interim Assessment (PIA) test results are in, and Amidon-Bowen students’ scores show significant growth in every grade. In the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, Amidon fifth graders […]

DCPS Tops Nation in Greatest Growth in Test Results

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) showed the greatest growth of any urban school district in the country on the 2013 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA), Mayor Vincent C. Gray and DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced on December 18th, 2013. DCPS is the only school district in the nation to see statistically significant growth in all tested […]

Mandarin Oriental Present Proceeds from Fundraiser Walk to SW Elementary School

W.B. Patterson Elementary School in Southwest DC Receives USD 26,616 General Manager Adriaan Radder and colleagues of Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. visited W.B. Patterson Elementary School on November 6th, 2013, to present a check to Principal Victorie L. Thomas in the amount of $26,616. The funds represent the proceeds from the hotel’s annual FANtastic March […]

Councilmember Catania Attends Amidon-Bowen PTA Meeting

As part of an ongoing effort to visit all DC public and charter schools, DC Councilmember and Education Committee Chairman, David Catania, attended the Amidon-Bowen PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 8th. Catania’s visit gave Amidon-Bowen parents and interested community members the opportunity to learn first-hand about a number of proposals that the Councilmember has introduced […]