THE “Red Scare” seems to be spreading fast in the United States after US President Donald Trump said last month that if he is not re-elected in November,”you’re going to have to learn to speak Chinese”.
But wouldn’t that be a good thing? The more people across the world speak each other’s mother language, the better an understanding they will develop.
I am proud that about 300 million Chinese, almost the size of the entire US population, are learning English. Many others are learning French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic.
One of my former colleagues was the envy of our group, partly because he spoke Swahili and was later posted to Nairobi, Kenya.
I still remember a chilly early morning in March 2013, two months after I shifted from New York City to Washington, DC, when I went to the Rock Creek Park to cover a 5km race to raise funds for Washington Latin Public Charter School students who were planning a 10-day trip to China during the spring break. READ MORE
This is not a lecture about the benefits of setting up a daily routine. Most parents already know that kids thrive on structure.
Before the pandemic, when we could leave the house without worrying about contracting a potentially deadly virus, we had all sorts of routines. But things are different now. The stressors are compounding and many families have let certain rules slide. READ MORE
Peter Timothy Anderson is the head of school at Washington Latin.
Picture this: Three students stand near the fence to see a game being played on the other side. One student is tall and easily sees over the fence. The second is shorter and barely peeks over the pickets. The third is the shortest and finds himself staring at the wood, not the game. These students all have the same opportunity to READ MORE
WASHINGTON — For the 20 Democratic candidates who tussled onstage in Detroit last week for their party’s nomination, the debates were a chance to goose poll numbers, undercut rivals and wring donations from potential voters.
For the nearly 200 students who attended a summer debate program last week run by the Washington Urban Debate League, the contests were something else: a lesson plan.
The program, a two-week boot camp for middle and high schoolers held at the Washington Latin Public Charter School, enrolls mostly minority students from underserved backgrounds. The presidential debates offered a teachable moment, said David Trigaux, the league’s program director.
“We always try to find ways to connect to what’s going on in the public discussion,” he said. “The timing of the debates couldn’t be better to provide examples of some things to do and some things not to do.”
The standardized test scores at Washington Latin Public Charter School are among the best in the District. The waiting list of families clamoring to enroll in the middle and high school clocks in at more than 1,500 students. And the school, which educates about 700 children and boasts a rigorous classical curriculum, sends its graduates to the nation’s most prestigious universities.
But when Washington Latin sought permission from the city to double in size and open a second campus, it was not a slam-dunk decision.
Two of seven members on the D.C. Public Charter School Board — the oversight panel that decides which charters open and close — voted against the school’s application. Other board members expressed their reluctance. And while the board voted in July to allow Washington Latin to establish a second campus for the 2020-2021 academic year, board members made school leaders agree to more than a half-dozen conditions. READ MORE
Si está en la búsqueda de una escuela en la que inscribir a sus hijos para que reciban educación gratuita y de calidad, le contamos que Washington Latin Public Charter tiene abiertas las inscripciones para niños que desean cursar los grados 5 a 9 en el próximo año escolar 2020-2021. Como escuela pública charter tiene inscripciones abiertas para todos y no hay requisitos de admisión, cualquier estudiante que sea residente del Distrito de Columbia puede postular.
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