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Kid Power DC inspires youth leadership

The non-profit organization Kid Power DC is opening doors for underserved communities throughout the District. Kid Power provides support, both after-school and over the summer, to elementary and middle school students at Title 1 DC Public Schools. The programs aim to promote youth development, and are composed of homework help, health and wellness lessons, and

MAP program leads to improvement in AP scores

After the institution of the Minorities in Advanced Placement program, Wilson has experienced tremendous growth in students’ AP scores. Succeeding the completion of an Advanced Placement course, students enrolled in that class are required to take an AP test, which evaluates each student’s understanding of the class’ material. The effectiveness of the MAP program is

New computer science club open up entrepreneurship opportunities

Wilson has an extensive number of clubs, but for junior Zola Canady, there were not enough. She took it upon herself to expand the computer science program outside of class, creating the Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, and Homework club, which meets every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Anthony Evans, Wilson’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher, had

“I’m Not Racist … Am I?” viewing leads to mixed results

The documentary “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” challenged Wilson students’ previously instilled definition of racism and provided insight on the advantages that white people gain in our country. Each grade was required throughout the school week to watch the film and after the screening, students volunteered to voice their questions, comments, and opinions on the film.

DCPS teachers stage protest over contracts

Dozens of DCPS teachers braved the rainy weather on the morning of May 5 to demand a new and re-negotiated contract with the school system. The crowd’s chants dominated the typically quiet ambiance of Tenleytown, demanding attention from all passerby. Their protest was directed towards the Chancellor of DC Public Schools Kaya Henderson, due to

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