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Wilson students edit poems of incarcerated men

Today at STEP, the black box was a glorious mess of students eating, listening to music, and editing the poems of incarcerated men. Writing poems is probably one of the last things you’d think men in jail do, but they do, and Free Minds is an organization that encourages it. This Friday, February 23, Commonground


Final OSSE report details attendance issues

A final report outlining the dramatic grade changing and attendance problems in DCPS was released January 29, two months after an NPR investigation first discovered these issues. The report found that truancy concerns are far from limited to Ballou and are a major problem at almost every DC public high school. One in three graduates


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Trump’s proposed cuts threaten college accessibility

Former Wilson students at universities around the country are proof-positive that the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG), which provides financial aid for DC residents at public colleges, serves a valuable purpose. To Mykia Washington, the DCTAG program is, “literally my golden ticket to school.”  A junior at Kent State University in Ohio, Washington studies managerial