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PARCC progress eludes Black and Hispanic students

Chloe Fatsis

October 8, 2018

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Wilson students are performing better overall on one of DCPS’ most important standardized tests. But Black and Hispanic students’ scores continue to lag behind their white and Asian counterparts. In 2015-16, the first year PARCC data was co...

Overcrowding exacerbates scheduling issues

Elie Salem

October 8, 2018

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The scheduling scene at the beginning of the school year is hectic; dozens of students line up in front of Administrative Assistant Diana Morataya’s desk to change classes. In the past few years, the scheduling mayhem has inten...

DCPS softens short-lived attendance policy

Hannah Bocian, Elie Salem, and Zara Hall

October 5, 2018

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DCPS modified the strict attendance policy enforced halfway through last year, removing all attendance penalties besides the mandated failure for more than 30 unexcused absences. The reform is part of an effort to rethink educati...

Coach Hernandez returns to Wilson following DCPS investigation

Elie Salem and Zara Hall

September 9, 2018

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Angelo Hernandez has been reinstated as pathway coordinator and boys basketball head coach after being put on administrative leave last April. Hernandez was suspended while DCPS investigated the residency of two players on the...

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