Posts Tagged ‘Powell Elementary School’

Uneasy Parents Share Concerns Over School Assignment Proposals

Anxious public-school parents packed the gymnasium at Coolidge High School last night to express their concerns over the city's proposals for realigning school boundaries and changing the student assignment process.
The parents at this meeting—the third public gathering after the city released its proposals over the weekend—were largely from upper Northwest, the area whose schools have [...]

Petworth Is the Big Winner as Gray Shuffles School Funds

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 [...]

Back to School With Mayor Gray and Chancellor Henderson

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 [...]