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School Transit Subsidy Program Update

School Transit Subsidy Program Update

 

This notice comes to us from John Lisle:

 

DC Public Schools Prepares for Hurricane Irene

 

This story comes to us from Frederick Lewis:

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is working to prepare our buildings and school community this weekend for Hurricane Irene, which is expected to bring high winds and a large amount of rainfall to the District.

 

George Washington University Move-in Activities Times Changed Due To Irene

 

This notice comes to us from Michelle Sherrard:

In anticipation of possible adverse conditions on Saturday, Aug. 27, The George Washington University will open the residence halls one day early so that students will have the option of moving in on Friday, Aug. 26.

 

GWU Launches Research Blog

Welcome Back GWU

Welcome Back GWU

 

Saturday, August 27 is The George Washington University's move-in day. 

 

GW's President Steven Knapp and his wife, Diane Robinson Knapp, will help students move into dorm rooms across Foggy Bottom and the

How Far Would You Travel For Your Food?

Do you ever wonder what Wonder Bread is really made of, or how many miles that head of lettuce has traveled? There's nothing like fresh, whole, organic foods to maintain your health and well-being. Farm-fresh produce and meats go directly from the source to your table, leaving little time for nutrients and it's natural vibration to be lost. Many foods at your supermarket have been picked or slaughtered weeks or even months before they make it onto the shelf. Most of these items are preserved by nitrogen or other artificial means, making them appear fresh. Moreover, foods treated with pesticides and artificial fertilizers have lower nutritional value than foods growing organically.

Take care of your local producer. Visit your local farmers market, support and join your local CSA. The money you spend on your food speaks louder than you can ever imagine, spend it wisely.

 

D.C. Council Chairman Brown Comments On D.C. Schools Making Newsweek's List of Best High Schools

D.C. Council Chairman Brown Comments On D.C. Schools Making Newsweek's List of Best High Schools

COUNCIL CHAIRMAN KWAME R. BROWN’S STATEMENT ON TWO DCPS SCHOOLS MAKING NEWSWEEK’S LIST OF AMERICA’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS:

“I want to congratulate the students, parents, teachers, and administrators at Benjamin Banneker Academic and School Without Walls Senior High Schools for being named two of “America’s Best” by Newsweek magazine. Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson also is to be commended for her leadership of the public school system that produced these outstanding results.  Listed respectively at numbers 239 and 269 from among more than 1,000 schools studied for their ability to prepare students for college and for life, these institutions have graduation and college bound rates near or at 100%.

This is a rewarding day for DCPS.  As a proud parent of two DCPS students, I am glad to know that our education reform efforts are taking hold and delivering the kind of outcomes we had hoped for.”