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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

Freshman class gets a head start on college visits

Junior and senior year brings schedules overloaded with AP classes, after-school activities, SAT and ACT tests and don’t forget the whirlwind of college tours. This year’s freshman class is already ahead of the game as more than half of them have already been on their first college visit. Last week, 221 Wilson freshman participated in

Colleges in DC

George Washington University: One of the larger school’s in DC, George Washington University’s campus is in bustling Foggy Bottom. The school is known for its hospital and schools of education, law, and human development. GW is very modern. It’s an ideal school for those looking for an urban educational experience, and for sports fans, it’s

Meet the Staff

Chloé Leo, Editor-in-Chief Chloe commonly referred to as “Cleo” due to her confusing first name-last name combination, has been promoted to Co-Editor-in-Chief her SEN18R year along with her very berry best friend and fellow Nalgene fanatic, Ben. She has been faithfully laboring away at The Beacon since her freshman year. When not writing passionate reviews