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Wilson’s LAYC Coordinator Furloughed; PTSO Fund Position in Short Term

Wilson’s LAYC Coordinator Furloughed; PTSO Fund Position in Short Term

October 11, 2013

CLAIRE PARKER, MANAGING EDITOR AND CO-NEWS EDITOR: The federal government shutdown hit Wilson’s Hispanic population particularly hard, as the Latin American Youth Center was forced to furlough coordinator Maria Navarrete and cut back important programs. LAYC is one of many D.C. nonprofits i...

The Beacon Wins 5 CSPA Gold Circle Awards

The Beacon Wins 5 CSPA Gold Circle Awards

October 8, 2013

On Friday, September 20, The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, an international student press organization run by Columbia University, announced their annual awards for student work published in the 2012-2013 school year. The Gold Circle Awards are the highest level of recognition for individual...

Wilson Receives NMSI Grant

Wilson Receives NMSI Grant

September 26, 2013

CLAIRE PARKER, MANAGING EDITOR AND CO-NEWS EDITOR: Big money is at stake with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) grant to Wilson for its Advanced Placement program.  Announced on June 7, the grant aims to increase Wilson’s AP pass rates by providing students and teachers with moneta...

National Women’s Law Center Files Complaint Against DCPS for Title IX Violation

National Women’s Law Center Files Complaint Against DCPS for Title IX Violation

September 12, 2013

CLAIRE PARKER AND ANNIE ROSENTHAL, NEWS EDITORS: In 1972, Congress passed Title IX, which ensures the right of girls to equal opportunities in athletics. On June 27 of this year, the National Women’s Law Center filed a complaint to the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights alleging that the DCPS ...

The Beacon at Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Event

The Beacon at Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Event

September 10, 2013

EVAN HAMLIN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: On Friday, September 6, The Beacon was fortunate enough to attend an event hosted by Michelle Obama promoting the First Lady's "Let's Move" campaign. The initiative, which aims to bring healthier foods and increased exercise into schools, has been the hallmark of the...

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