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DC population hits 700,000

Ethan Leifman

March 1, 2018

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13 years ago, DC was a very different city. Crime was higher, the city’s high schools were not meeting Common Core standards, many areas had not been hyper-gentrified, and the city’s population was abysmally low, at only 567,...

Wilson honors Black History Month with assembly celebration

Ethan Leifman

March 1, 2018

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On Friday, February 23rd, Wilson hosted its annual Black History Month assembly to celebrating Black history and culture on a citywide and national level. The assembly began with the JROTC color guard march followed by an insp...

Final OSSE report details attendance issues

Zara Hall

February 23, 2018

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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 f...

Chancellor Wilson resigns after subverting school lottery system

Ellida Parker and Adin McGurk

February 20, 2018

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Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigned Tuesday in the wake of revelations that he violated DCPS policy by bypassing the competitive out-of-bounds lottery policy to gain his daughter a spot at Wilson High school. The abrupt end to ...

Ballou investigation prompts policy change

Elie Salem

January 26, 2018

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In a directive sent via email to the DCPS community on January 16, Chancellor Antwan Wilson outlined several changes to DCPS policy that will be implemented in the coming months. The changes involve verifying students have met gra...

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