A Bright Spot in School Diversity
Diverse public charter schools are in demand and growing.
By David Osborne and Emily Langhorne | Nov. 29, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.
The Albert Shanker Institute recently released a report that analyzed the negative effects of private schools on integrated public education in Washington, D.C. While only 15 percent of students in the nation’s capital attend private schools, 57 percent of white students do. Private schools essentially create the segregation equivalent of white flight to the suburbs, without the physical “flight.” Read More…
Junior Ava Tiller and sophomore Nora Butler participated at the All National Honors Ensembles Festival in Florida this week. In order for a student to make it into the All National Ensemble, students must begin their application process in October of the previous year, learning a piece of music as prescribed by the National Association for Music Educators. This piece of music is usually quite difficult and students must perform their application without any help except their music. If they are admitted to the local level, they participate in that celebration and can audition for the next level, states. If they can make it into states, they can then audition for the regional level. If they qualify for the regional level, they participate in that concert and celebration and can then audition for the national level.
Several dozen people joined Parent Faculty Association members gathered at the Hill Center on Capitol Hill to discuss the Classical Curriculum. The event featured Latin and Honors Humanities teacher Mr. Clausen, who spoke about the roots of Greek and Roman philosophy and how it impacts our school’s curriculum.
Eighth graders in English class created dramatic scenes based on the book they completed Enrique’s Journey. The scenes depicted moments from the nonfiction story of a Honduran boy who travels alone to America to reunite with his mother through Mexico. Students utilized music videos, backdrops, voice overs, and dialogue to create a realistic sense of tension and emotion.