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Wilson graduation rates rise, reasons questioned

Wilson, and DCPS as a whole, has seen a steady increase in graduation rates over the past few years. In 2011, the overall DCPS graduation rate was 53 percent, whereas in 2016 it sat at 69 percent.   There has been nationwide pressure to increase graduation rates in recent years. “With graduation rate, the question

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

A word with Kaya Henderson: Chancellor speaks about DCPS’s state of education

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR Six student journalists from Wilson, Woodson, and Anacostia High Schools interviewed DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson on September 30, prior to Henderson’s annual State of the Schools address. The Beacon was allowed to ask two questions, printed below. In the three weeks that followed, Henderson has been unavailable for additional interviews.

Wilson Reacts: DCPS decides to open all schools on time despite visit from Pope Francis

BY LAUREN BROWN, CONTRIBUTOR Pope Francis is visiting the nation’s capital for the first time. This historic event will result in up to 70 road closures across the city, public transportation delays of up to an hour and a half, and extremely crowded traffic. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has released a statement

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