The Wilson Beacon

Ballou investigation prompts policy change

Elie Salem

January 26, 2018

Filed under News

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...

Mid-year review: Honors for All proving successful

Ellida Parker and Maya Wilson

January 24, 2018

Filed under Features, News

Principal Kimberly Martin remembers eagerly awaiting the first day of school in 2015. She was new to Wilson and was thrilled by the prospect of working in a diverse community where students of all backgrounds learned together. B...

Congress proposes expansion of school choice programs in DC

Elie Salem

January 20, 2018

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently introduced a bill entitled the “Educational Freedom Accounts Act,” (EFAA) that aims to provide Education Savings Accounts to all DCPS students. Though the chances are slim, if the bill manages t...

Attendance concerns prompt renewed focus on grading policy

Ellida Parker and Adin McGurk

December 14, 2017

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Nearly halfway into the school year, DCPS is mandating the enforcement of a grading policy requiring that teachers count unexcused absences against student’s grades. Five unexcused absences in a class will result in a grade ...

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