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Danish exchange students come to DC

Amelia Bergeron

April 19, 2019

On March 30 at Dulles International Airport a group of 30 Danish exchange students and two staff arrived to spend a week in Washington, DC. For many, this was their first time in the city. The exchange program, planned by t...

Trump budget proposes elimination of DC TAG

Ellida Parker and Ben Korn

February 23, 2018

Former Wilson students at universities around the country are proof-positive that the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG), which provides financial aid for DC residents at public colleges, serves a valuable purpose. To Mykia...

Wilson demographics shift at aggressive rate

September 25, 2017

Like DC as a whole, Wilson’s demographic makeup is rapidly changing. In just seven years, the percent of Wilson’s population made up by Black students has shrunk by nearly 20 percent. During the 2009-10 school year, Black ...

Departing Teachers frustrated by IMPACT Evaluation System

Ellida Parker, Junior Editor

April 23, 2017

Several departing teachers cited DCPS’s IMPACT evaluation system as one of the reasons they are not returning to Wilson next year. Widely disliked by teachers in the school, the system has been criticized for its inconsistenc...

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