The Wilson Beacon

Technical troubles inhibit class productivity

Ellie Aladjem and Joanna Chait

October 5, 2018

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Freshman Jillian Upshaw was completing an assignment on a Wilson computer, and everything seemed to be going fine. Then, for no apparent reason, the computer screen suddenly went black. She could not log back in. “Two did...

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...

Eight DC private schools to remove AP courses

Chloe Fatsis and Elie Salem

September 3, 2018

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Eight of DC’s most renowned private schools have committed to ending their Advanced Placement (AP) courses by 2022. The schools stated that AP courses discourage students from taking other classes they are more interested in and...

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