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Annual Poetry Slam Showcases DC SCORES Student-Athletes

Last night, November 30, DC SCORES held the first part of their annual Poetry Slam at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

Student athletes from 14 DC SCORES elementary and middle schools took to the stage and put on quite a show.  

Each elementary school performed two original group poems and one original individual poem, while teams from the participating middle schools performed one, two, or three songs that grew out of their original poetry.  

In the elementary school group, Bancroft took 3rd place, H.D. Cooke took 2nd place, and Perry Street Prep claimed the top prize.  Shaw won first place for the middle schools, and Lincoln was awarded second.  

Read a full recap on the night that was on DCSCORE blog.

Take a look at the video above to see one specific performance from the Brightwood Education Campus.

DC One Card Required To Access Transit Subsidy Benefits at All DCPS High Schools and Middle Schools

DC One Card Required To Access Transit Subsidy Benefits at All DCPS High Schools and Middle Schools

 

From Monica Hernandez:

DCPS Responds to DL vs. District of Columbia Ruling

From Frederick Lewis:

Alex Pyron Cites Extinction as a Dominating Force in Biodiversity Patterns

Alex Pyron Cites Extinction as a Dominating Force in Biodiversity Patterns

 

From Courtney Bowe:

GW biology professor and snake scholar, Alex Pyron, has been published in more than 15 academic journals, received two master’s degrees and earned a Ph.D. His latest accomplishment: developing a scientific model that could change the way researchers study the biodiversity of living creatures. Dr. Pyron is only 23.

Mayor Gray Turns Spotlight On DCPS Student Athletes

Mayor Gray Turns Spotlight On DCPS Student Athletes

 

From Doxie McCoy:

In his ongoing effort to elevate high school sports in the District of Columbia, Mayor Gray today will announce updates to this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day tradition. The 42nd Annual Safeway Turkey Bowl will pit the Dunbar Senior High School Crimson Tide against the Coolidge Senior High School Colts for the Turkey Bowl Championship.  The game will be played on Thursday, November 24, 11:00 am at Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street, NE.

Daniel Gordon Named New Associate Dean at GW Law

 

This release comes to us from Angela Olson:

George Washington University Law School has named Daniel I. Gordon, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget, as its new associate dean for government procurement law studies. He will assume the newly created position on Jan. 1, 2012.

DC Students Improve Math Performance on NAEP

DC Students Improve Math Performance on NAEP

This notice comes to us from Karen M. Sibert:

Fourth- and eighth-grade students in the District of Columbia have demonstrated improved performance in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for the sixth consecutive time.  

In 2011, the District of Columbia was one of only four states to show improvement in both fourth- and eighth-grade math.

“I am proud of the gains made by our DC Public School and public charter school students in math on the NAEP,” said DC Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. “I offer my congratulations to the students and the staff who have supported them.”  

Also known as “The Nation’s Report Card,” the NAEP measures students’ knowledge and skills in mathematics and reading across the United States and is administered every two years.