Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ward 5 Council on Education Forum

Wheatley Education Campus (Trinidad)

Ward Five Council on Education
Forum on Planned DCPS School Closures for Ward 5
Tuesday, November 20th
at the Lamond-Riggs Library
5401 South Dakota Ave. NE
(between Kennedy and Jefferson Street)

Special Guest: Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie

Schools slated to be closed in Ward 5 include:

Mamie D. Lee (students to River Terrace)
[This school for special needs students is adjacent to the Ft. Totten Metro]

CHOICE at Hamilton (students to Cardozo High)
[This is near the rear/side of Gallaudet, not far from Farmer's Market and near Mt. Olivet Road, N.E.]

Marshall ES (students to Langdon EC)
[This school is in Ft. Lincoln]

Spingarn HS (students to Eastern, Dunbar and Woodson)
[This school is next to Langdon Golf Course at 25th & Benning Road.
It is part of a cluster of schools not far from RFK Stadium]

Spingarn STAY (students to Ballou STAY and Roosevelt STAY)

We hope that all community stakeholders, students, parents, and educators will attend. We look forward to having an open and honest discussion that will allow us to develop a comprehensive plan that is best for the Ward 5 community and our public schools.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or at 202-505-4309.

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Shelagh Bocoum
Public Relations Officer
Ward Five Council on Education (W5COE)
W5COE Phone: 202-505-4309


Anonymous said...

the ward 5 schools are a disgrace. springarn has a 13% pass rate. THIRTEEN percent. that means that 87% of the students are failing. 87%!! close the school NOW. As a teacher, i am appalled that this school has been allowed to operate at this level. others are even worse. luke moore has a SEVEN % pass rate. truancy is ridiculous. there is NO WAY this is just the fault of the system or the teachers. PARENTS must educate their children and make sure they go to class.

Kyra said...

Anon 5:00 -- AMEN. It is ridiculous that people are fighting to keep a failing school open.