In a cover story last month, I dove into the problems and promise of two schools in Petworth, one of the city's fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods: Roosevelt High School, which has seen some improvements but still posts dismal test scores and the lowest attendance of any neighborhood high school; and Powell Elementary School, a former struggling feeder [...]
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It's 8:15 in the morning, and children are streaming into Powell Elementary School. They return the Spanish-language greetings of Principal Janeece Docal, and gamely give high-fives to the strange, grinning woman with an outstretched palm at the Petworth school's entrance.
The woman is D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, and Powell is her first stop on a [...]