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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.


Washington Nationals Players to Help Collect School Supplies

Washington Nationals Players to Help Collect School Supplies


Back-to-School Drive Presented by PNC Bank Continues at PNC Bank branches


DC Schools Closed Wednesday

PIO for DC Public Schools says all DC Schools will be closed today, Wednesday August 24th. School Staff should not report, while staff assigned to administrative duties should report on time. Custodians should remain on standby.

Mayor Gray Announces Contract to Reconstruct Dunbar High School

This notice comes to us from Robert Marus:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced today the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM) has awarded the design/build contract to the Smoot/Gilbane Joint Venture to build the all-new Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School, D.C.'s first high school for African-American students.


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.


DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing Solicits Public Input


This story comes to us from Karen Sibert: