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Check out the April 18, 2019 Full Edition of the Washington Informer for the 2019 Sustainability Supplement, and all other news of interest to the community.
Find out what the Office of the People's Counsel is doing in support of District Utility Consumers
D.C. partners with college to offer associates degree to high schoolers in poorest neighborhoods
By Perry Stein
October 17, 2018
The District’s public school system is partnering with Bard College in New York to open a school next fall that will allow students to graduate from high school with a two-year college associate degree.
The city hopes a liberal arts college curriculum can boost the performance of high school students living in neighborhoods with the District’s highest dropout rates and meet families’ demands for more rigorous education options in poorer areas of the city.
The Bard High School Early College would operate out of a vacant school building or an existing school in the District, though it would be a separate operation with its own principal and faculty.
The program is expected to be housed in a building east of the Anacostia River — the swath of the city with the highest concentration of impoverished children. The city said it will collect feedback from the public in coming months to determine the building it should select.
Read more of the article here.
The Class of 2018 at Ballou High School on graduation day in Washington, DC on June 11, 2018. The high school is one of the proposed locations for Bard Early College. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
Welcome to Bard High School Early College Washington, D.C. Bard High School Early College DC will be located at Davis Elementary School (4430 H Street, SE) in Ward 7, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Vanessa Anderson, principal, will make her first community presentation at the Anacostia Coordinating Council's monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Martha's Table at the Commons, 2375 Elvans Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 (near Moten ES or near the Panorama Room at Our Lady of Perpetual Help).
Mayor Bowser Celebrates the Grand Opening of a New Busboys and Poets in Historic Anacostia
From Mayor's Newsletter: March 14, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 11
On Tuesday, Mayor Bowser joined community members in celebrating the grand opening of the new Busboys and Poets in Anacostia. The new restaurant is part of an innovative District project that is transforming a vacant building into the new home of the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (FSFSC) and delivering new jobs, opportunity, and amenities to the residents of Ward 8.
This is the first Busboys and Poets east of the Anacostia River, and includes a full-service restaurant, bookstore, event space, and hospitality training center. Watch the grand opening HERE.
New Ward 8 Grocery Store Breaks Ground — And Barriers — To Fresh Food
by Sasha-Ann Simons, WAMU
Courtesy: Sasha-Ann Simons, WAMU