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Informal Hearing Scheduled for IDEA Public Charter School

 

From Audrey Williams: The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will hold an informal public hearing on Thursday February 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm concerning the proposed revocation of the charter for Integrated Design Electronics Academy Public Charter School (“IDEA”).  The public hearing will be held at IDEA, located at 1027 45th Street, NE Washington, DC, 20019.  The hearing is open to the public.

Catholic University To Mark MLK Day with Service

Catholic University To Mark MLK Day with Service

 

This notice comes to us from Catholic University: Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and staff — including President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne — will serve neighbors in need on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

D.C. Public Charter School Community Hosts Recruitment Expo January 7

D.C. Public Charter School Community Hosts Recruitment Expo January 7

 

From Audrey Williams:

Parents, students or teachers considering charter schools for next fall should check out the D.C. Public Charter School Recruitment Expo which takes place Saturday January 7, 2012 from 12 noon – 4:00 pm at the Washington Convention Center. 

 

D.C. Earns "Best of Green Schools" Award for Cheh's Healthy Schools Legislation

D.C. Earns "Best of Green Schools" Award for Cheh's Healthy Schools Legislation

 

From Kiara Pesante:

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools named the Council of the District of Columbia the Best Policy Makers of 2011 on its inaugural “Best of Green Schools” list released today. The Council was chosen for the passage of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010, authored by Councilmember Mary M. Cheh. The award highlights school administrators and government leaders in 10 categories for efforts to create sustainable learning environments.

DC Public Charter School Board Announces Selection of New Executive Director

DC Public Charter School Board Announces Selection of New Executive Director

 

From Audrey Williams:

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) has selected Scott Pearson to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Pearson, a District resident, brings impressive credentials to the position. He co-founded a charter management organization in San Francisco that serves low-income high school students throughout the Bay Area and, most recently, oversaw charter school programs at the U.S. Department of Education. His first day at the Board will be January 9, 2012.  

New Logo Represents Gallaudet University's Bilingual Mission

New Logo Represents Gallaudet University's Bilingual Mission

 

This notice comes to us from Gallaudet University:

Gallaudet University has ushered in a new era with the unveiling of a new university logo. The symbolic design of the logo represents the university's bilingual mission by portraying "Gallaudet University" in American Sign Language (ASL) as well as in English, the two languages contained in the mission. The ASL component is demonstrated by the two arches meeting at a point. The design represents the movement of the sign for "Gallaudet" which is the letter "g" formed with the forefinger and thumb making an arch across the brow and meeting near the temple.

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.