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Passing of Ballou '81 Alumni, Clarence Irby

November 29, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

FB Family and Friends,
Per our fellow class reunion committee member, Mildred "Yvette" Browne, "It is with a heavy heart that I have to deliver the news of one of my oldest childhood friends passing. Clarence Irby, Ballou Class of '81 passed on Monday November 21, 2016.You may already be informed. I just found out today. As many of you are aware Clarence could not make (our 35th class) reunion because he had just buried his only brother the day of the reunion."
Funeral services are as follows:
DATE: THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 2016
PLACE: CAMP SPRINGS COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH - 8040 WOODYARD ROAD, CLINTON, MD.
VISITATION @ 10AM UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE AT 11AM

Ballou Class of '81 35th Class Reunion - 09/24/2016

September 27, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

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****ATTENTION ALL BALLOU KNIGHTS!***

The Ballou Class of '81 35th Class Reunion Committee would like to send a special "Thank you" to each and every person that took the time to attend our 35th high school reunion at the new Ballou High School! Simply stated, WE HAD A BALL!

For everyone entering the new school for the first time, emotions ran high, some tears fell, and we all smiled with joy!

Everyone enjoyed socializing, the tour of the school, reception hour, dancing to Olde school music, our very own go-go songs, dinner buffet, dancing down the "Soul Train" line, the dessert/candy tables, the memorabilia table, and seeing how our teachers still got it! Ms. Colleen Dykema stayed on the dance floor!

We were TRULY blessed to see 9 Ballou Classes as well as several teachers, friends, and family members attend such a tremendous event! We had a combined 150+ guests attend and again, thank you for your presence!

Words cannot express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for making this reunion our very best!

Thus far, as you can see from the many pictures, again, WE HAD A BALL!

Finally, for everyone that attended the reunion, please make sure we have your email address to receive all of the group class pictures! Our reunion email address is *****@gmail.com.

Again, Thank you!

F.W. Ballou Class of '81 35th Reunion Committee!

P.S. More Pictures will be posted soon!

FWBHS Class of '81 35th Reunion Fundraiser

March 29, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

The FWBHS Class of '81 35th Reunion committee is hosting our 2nd fundraiser - Delaware Park Casino Trip on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Bus to depart at 10am and return at 7pm to Oxon Hill Park & Ride (near Tanger Outlets). Cost is $50 per person due by April 23, 2016. $30 rebate from the Casino. All payments are to be made via cash or checks. Checks payable to Wayne Johnson c/o F.W Ballou to P.O. Box 2061 Clinton, Maryland 20735. For tickets, contact one of the following committee members: Mildred Browne, Wayne & Yuneek Johnson, Freda Duncan, Vanessa Perry-Thomas, Edith Thrash-Edmonds, Phyllis Carr, or Gilbert Davidson. Lastly, shopping is available just 10 minutes from the Casino at the Christiana Mall. We hope you can join us!

Thank you,
FWBHS Class of '81 35th Reunion Committee

1st FWBHS 35th Class Reunion Fundraiser - Paint Nite

March 14, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

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News Alert: Tickets for the FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Paint Nite Fundraiser Online Now
This is a friendly news alert from the FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Committee. All alumni, family, and friends are cordially invited to attend the 1st FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Paint Nite Fundraiser on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm at the Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers 2436 18th St NW WDC 20009 202.290.2778. Tickets are $45.00* per person (Joining early is encouraged). *A portion of ticket sales goes towards the 35th high school reunion, which is slated for Saturday, September 24, 2016. Last date to purchase tickets is March 14, 2016. To purchase tickets, send an email to *****@gmail.com to received the link.

We hope to see you there!
Thank you,
FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Committee

Tickets for the FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Paint Nite Fundraiser

February 17, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

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News Alert: Tickets for the FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Paint Nite Fundraiser Online Now
This is a friendly news alert from the FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Committee. All alumni, family, and friends are cordially invited to attend the 1st FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Paint Nite Fundraiser on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm at the Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers 2436 18th St NW WDC 20009 202.290.2778. Tickets are $45.00* per person (Joining early is encouraged). *A portion of ticket sales goes towards the 35th high school reunion, which is slated for Saturday, September 24, 2016. Last date to purchase tickets is March 11, 2016. To purchase tickets, send an email to *****@gmail.com to received the link.

We hope to see you there!
Thank you,
FWBHS Class of 1981 35th Class Reunion Committee

Support the FIGHT AGAINST CHANGING FW BALLOU's NAME

February 14, 2016 by Theresa Thompson (Register to contact)

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JOIN THE BALLOU ALUMNI IN OPPOSITION TO RE-NAMING BALLOU---
OFFICIAL LETTER SENT TO -- DC CITY COUNCIL
We need EVERYONE to sign NOW ...
?? Say NO to renaming F.W. BALLOU to MARION S. BARRY HIGH SCHOOL.

?? Say YES , to honoring him (BARRY) in a different way (such as naming the Stadium, Good Hope Road, or the New All Boys High School after him).
We need EVERYONE to sign NOW ...
https://http://www.*****/****



January 6, 2016


The Honorable Phil Mendelson
Chairman
Council of the District of Columbia
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20004

RE: Renaming Frank W. Ballou High School

Dear Chairman Mendelson:

Warm greetings to you from the Frank W. Ballou Senior High School Alumni Association ("BAA") Board of Directors; we are contacting you in reference to the recommendation that was presented to you that Frank W. Ballou High School be renamed to honor the former Mayor, Marian S. Barry. No one contacted the BAA regarding this issue; therefore, we were unaware that renaming of our Alma Mater was even an option for consideration.
We have the utmost respect for former Mayor, Marion Barry, and all of his contributions to support the city as Mayor, and then to the Ward 8 community as Councilmember; however, we DO NOT agree with renaming Frank W. Ballou Senior High School. The school has a long, positive, and rich history with over 21,000 proud Alumni that continue to hold strong bonds and memories to Ballou.
As the District's longest serving Mayor, we agree that Mr. Barry should be honored for his service. While he was Mayor, he worked tirelessly for the citizens of the District and his memorial should be reflective of his service and should be a focal point in the city, not just in Ward 8; not by disrupting the student's and alumni's connection to Frank W. Ballou Senior High School, our Alma Mater where education has excelled, friendships have thrived, dreams and relationships developed that continue to flourish 50 years later. We respectfully ask that you leave the legacy of the school intact and NOT rename Ballou, but as an alternative option, honor Mr. Barry in Ward 8 by naming an entity in Ballou, such as, the new media center, theater or the football stadium at Ballou High School after him, in addition to other memorials located elsewhere in the city.
We appreciate your consideration of our request.
Sincerely,


Theresa Thompson
President
Frank W. Ballou High School Alumni Association
Executive Board of Directors

FWBHS Class of '81 Paint Nite Fundraiser - 032616

January 28, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

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Calling all Ballou Knights!

You are cordially invited to a
Frank W. Ballou High School Class Of 1981
35th High School Class Reunion Fundraiser
having fun painting with Fellow Ballou Alumni at a Paint Nite.
***Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers****
2436 18th St NW WDC 20009 - 202.290.2778.
Meeting Time: 12 Noon| Lesson begins at 1:00 PM
Drinks & Food will be at your own cost.
Tickets are $45.00 per person*
Ticket sales end on Friday, March 11, 2016
For more information, contact a reunion committee member;
Denise Edith Thrash, Freda Duncan, Phyllis Carr, Mildred "Yvette" Browne, Gilbert "Gill" Davidson, Vanessa Perry-Thomas, Wanda Franklin-Ayala,
Wayne Johnson, or Yuneek Nabinett-Johnson at:
*****@gmail.com
*A portion of ticket sales will go towards
the Ballou Class of 1981 35th High School Class Reunion!

THANK YOU!

SAVE THE DATE FUNDRAISER

January 27, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

*** SAVE THE DATE ***
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016


FWBHS CLASS OF 1981
35TH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION


**** PAINT NITE FUNDRAISER ****
MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS


MORE INFORMATION TO COME!


PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

FWBHS Class of 1981 Upcoming Fundraisers

January 19, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

****Attention all Ballou Knights!*****

The FWBHS (Frank W. Ballou High School) Class of 1981 is gearing up for several fundraisers beginning in March through July, 2016 for our upcoming 35th Class Reunion on September 24, 2016 and We need your support. Please stay tuned for several fundraisers to show your support.

Thank you,

Yuneek Nabinett-Johnson
Class of 1981 Reunion Committee Member

Seeking Class of 1981 Classmates contact information for 35th Class Reunion

January 3, 2016 by Yuneek Nabinett Johnson (Register to contact)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FWBHS family,

For our upcoming 35th Class Reunion classmates and others wishing to be kept abreast of our upcoming reunion, please send your current mailing address and email address to *****@gmail.com.

Also, if you have any questions and/or suggestions for the class reunion, please send them to *****@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Yuneek Nabinett-Johnson

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DC Man Gets 34 Years for Killing 15-Year-Old Boy  NBC4 Washington

A judge sentenced a 26-year-old D.C. man to 34 years in prison for killing a 15-year-old boy in 2015.



'She is the strongest person I know' | Ballou High school senior celebrates mom  WUSA9.com

The road to salutatorian and a full ride to GW wasn't easy for Saymiya, 17, but it was paved with a mother's love, dreams and sacrifice.



Anacostia, Ballou high schools seeing 'tremendous' cuts in funding  WJLA

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D.C. plans probe of Ballou High School following report questioning standards  The Washington Post

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Maryland Football Coach Michael Locksley: Tough Task, Tougher Man  Press Box

Michael Locksley has always believed Maryland can be a big-time football program. Now he has a chance to prove it.



DCPS: Homeless student will be allowed to play with Ballou High team after controversy  WJLA

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Has D.C. learned from its graduation scandals?  The Washington Post

Last year, local media exposed the widespread corner-cutting that had been boosting the District of Columbia Public School's graduation rates, wherein high ...



Entire senior class at D.C.'s Ballou High School applies to college  The Washington Post

Every one of the 190 seniors at Ballou High applied to college this year, a first for the long-struggling public school in a poor neighborhood of Southeast ...



'Heartbreak:' Ballou High School Football Player Ineligible Due to Homelessness  NBC4 Washington

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Ballou High principal reassigned following report questioning school standards  The Washington Post

The District's top school official removed the principal at Ballou Senior High School from her post Monday amid allegations the Southeast Washington school ...



What Really Happened At Ballou, The DC High School Where Every Senior Got Into College  WAMU 88.5

In June, one of the District's poorest high schools celebrated a major achievement: all of its graduates were accepted to college. But an investigation by WAMU ...



Ballou HS report: Teachers were pressured to pass students  WTOP

WASHINGTON — An investigation into graduation requirements and absentee policies at Ballou High School found that teachers were pressured by the ...



Students and teachers say Ballou report doesn’t reflect the school they know  The Washington Post

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Homeless DC student with college offer blocked from playing football for Ballou HS  WJLA

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Before a graduation scandal made headlines, teachers at D.C.’s Ballou High raised an alarm  The Washington Post

In June, a day after graduates from Ballou High received their diplomas, a group of teachers met with D.C. Public Schools officials to share an alarming ...



FBI, U.S. Education Department investigating Ballou graduation scandal  The Washington Post

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Ballou High students defend principal, question policies amid scandal  WTOP

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D. C. police close investigation into January death of high school student who reported being beaten  Washington Post

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Who Was Really Absent from Ballou High School?  Black Enterprise

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Ballou Senior Earns Scholarship To George Washington University  Afro American

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Ballou High School Student Dead After Attack in Classroom  NBC4 Washington

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D.C. is thriving. Why do some school budgets appear to be shrinking?  Washington Post

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Teachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High School  NPR

We've heard from teachers nationwide about our investigation into Ballou High School. They say they see the same where they are: chronic absenteeism and ...



In D.C., 34 Percent Of Graduates Received A Diploma Against District Policy  NPR

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Investigation reveals policy violations helped students graduate Ballou high school  CBS News

"Ballou administrators communicated high passing percentage expectations to teachers," reads the report.



'Fund our future' | DCPS teachers rally to change budget  WUSA9.com

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Only on 7: Magic Johnson shares his secrets for success with Ballou High School students  WJLA

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DC Council Holds Public Roundtable on Ballou High School Graduation Scandal  NBC4 Washington

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It’s not just Ballou: Schools across D.C. are graduating students who were chronically absent  The Washington Post

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Ballou High School’s assistant principal placed on administrative leave following investigation  The Washington Post

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D.C. graduation rate declines but not as much as feared  Washington Post

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Ballou High School Student Shot and Killed  Afro American

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What Really Happened In The Investigation Of DC's Ballou High School : NPR Public Editor  NPR

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DC Teen Denied Bond in Murder of Ballou High School Student  NBC4 Washington

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Maryland man accused of killing girlfriend indicted on reduced charge of manslaughter  Washington Post

A man accused of accidentally shooting his girlfriend and trying to make it appear as if she shot herself has been indicted on new charges in the case, reducing ...



DC Teen Arrested in Murder of Ballou High School Student  NBC4 Washington

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Teen Shot Near Ballou High School in Southeast D.C.  NBC4 Washington

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D.C. partners with college to offer associates degree to high schoolers in poorest neighborhoods  Washington Post

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Entire class accepted into college, Ballou HS makes history  W*USA 9

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Boyfriend Fatally Shot Fort Washington Woman, Tried to Cover It Up: Police  NBC4 Washington

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D.C. officials celebrate groundbreaking of new Ballou Senior High in Southeast  Washington Post

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Ballou High School graduates students through difficult year  WJLA

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Former Ballou HS principal Dr. Yetunde Reeves talks audit, losing her job  WJLA

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Ballou High School student shot, killed in DC identified  FOX 5 DC

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In D.C. high schools, few students are passing national standardized test  The Washington Post

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Recruit given home to play football  Temple News

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Lewis Ferebee, new DCPS chancellor, highlights 'top of mind' priorities  The DC Line

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One D.C. school lost more than a quarter of its teaching staff this year.  The Washington Post

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The Inspector General's Report On A Graduation Scandal  The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Ballou High School's Valedictorian Responds To Graduation Scandal  The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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A Heartwrenching Story About Why Teachers Are Leaving DC in Droves  Washingtonian

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43 charter schools have been shut down by the DC Public Charter School Board in last decade alone.



Ballou Parents Say Graduation Controversy Shows Schools Need More Support  WAMU 88.5

They're worried about dropping out of school," said Ballou parent Taunya Martin of the school's administration. "They need to be worried about these kids ...



Magic Johnson Inspires During Visit to Ballou  Afro American

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New Report Raises 'Cautionary Flag' on Schools With High Numbers of Students in Credit Recovery Programs, Calls for Greater Accountability  The 74

This is the latest article in The 74's ongoing 'Big Picture' series, bringing American education into sharper focus through new research and data. Go Deeper: See ...



DC teachers complain of retaliation city-wide for whistle blowing  WUSA9.com

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — A long-time preschool teacher at Bridges Public Charter School claims she was recently fired for speaking out about increasing ...



Senior D.C. schools official placed on administrative leave following graduation scandal  The Washington Post

Chief of Secondary Schools Jane Spence has been placed on administrative leave, the highest official to be removed from her job following an investigation into ...



D.C. Public Schools graduation rate on track to decline this year  The Washington Post

Fewer high school seniors in the District are expected to receive diplomas in June than in the year before, a sharp reversal for a school system that had ...



Once-homeless football player Jamal Speaks earns college scholarship  CBS News

Jamal Speaks wasn't allowed to take the field, when his high school ruled that without a permanent address, he couldn't play.



Senior DCPS official placed on administrative leave amid alleged Ballou HS grade fixing  WJLA

D.C. Public Schools has placed its secondary schools chief on administrative leave.DCPS confirmed Wednesday to the ABC7 I-Team that Dr. Jane Spence has ...



Former homeless football player arrested in slaying of girlfriend in Maryland  UPI News

A man who once made national headlines for after being ruled ineligible to play high school football because he was homeless was arrested in the death of his ...



7 On Your Side: Ballou High School football players under investigation  WJLA

Records obtained by ABC7 News show 10 Ballou High School Football players allegedly played football on days they had unexcused absences from class, ...



DC schools are rife with corruption — and it's the entire community's fault  The Diamondback

They won't get better until the entire community decides to care.



Ballou High School to be reconstituted for the second time in five years  Washington Post

Teachers and staff at Ballou High School in Ward 8 must reapply for their jobs after D.C. school officials announced that the school will be “reconstituted” next ...



Should D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High change its name?  Washington Post

It is a prestigious name in D.C. education circles: Woodrow Wilson High. But now, there's talk of erasing the name of the nation's 28th president from the school ...



The rise in American high-school graduation rates looks puffed-up  The Economist

Online credit-recovery classes have been implicated in many school scandals.



D.C. police struggling to investigate classroom assault teenager reported before he died  The Washington Post

A student at Ballou High School in Southeast Washington had a seizure, slipped into a coma, then died three weeks after he told his mother he'd been attacked.



DC police search for suspects in shooting of Ballou High School 11th-grader  WJLA

DC police are hoping for new information that helps them track down the person who shot an 11th-grader outside Ballou High School on Thursday.In the video ...



Ballou High School graduate receives more than $130K in scholarships  WJLA

When Tre'Vaughn Allen started his senior year at Ballou High School, he was worried he wouldn't be able to afford college.Lately, he has little to stress about.



Tatiana Robinson: The start of a new era in DCPS  The DC Line

My career as a DC Public Schools (DCPS) student will come to an end in June once I complete my senior year of high school. Having grown up in the school ...



DC Councilman Proposes Safe Passage Law for Students  NBC4 Washington

A new law would aim to provide safe passage for students on their way to and from school, a D.C. council member said. At-large D.C. Councilman David Grosso ...



Homeless high school football player is back on the team, offered housing and $20,000 via GoFundMe  TheGrio

Jamal Speaks, the high school football player kept from playing the game he loved over housing rules, is now back on the team. Speaks, an 18-year-old senior ...



Bowser picks Indianapolis superintendent for new DC schools chief  WTOP

WASHINGTON – D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has picked a new schools chancellor for the District. Lewis D. Ferebee is currently the superintendent of schools in ...



DC's Public Schools Go From Success Story to Cautionary Tale  NBC4 Washington

ter a series of rapid-fire scandals, including one about rigged graduation rates, Washington's school system has gone from a point of pride to perhaps the largest ...



Principal Removed, Probes Launched Following Ballou HS Scandal  Afro American

Following a news report that unearthed a graduation scandal at Ballou Senior High School, the D.C. Public schools chancellor removed its principal on Dec.



Here’s when D.C.’s new Apple flagship store is opening  Washington Business Journal

The store will occupy a long-underused site in D.C..



National Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Program, ProStart, Starts Cooking in DC Public Schools  GlobeNewswire

ProStart opens classes at Roosevelt, Roosevelt STAY and Ballou High Schools.



Teen wanted in murder of Ballou High School student Jaylyn Wheeler  FOX 5 DC

D.C. police are searching for a teenage suspect wanted in the deadly shooting of a Ballou High School student nearly two weeks ago.



'This was a murder' | Family of dead Ballou HS student demands answers  W*USA 9

The family of a teenager who died 19 days after he was attacked at Ballou High School said he had been bullied for years.



Problems with absenteeism in DC schools 'deeply troubling'  WTOP

This is proof, yet again, that the problem in DCPS is not limited to one or two high schools,” D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh said about an investigation that…



Ballou High School set for 2015 opening  Elevation D.C.

After a two-year-long process, the new Ballou High School will be completed in time for the spring 2015 academic term. But construction is hardly over for the ...



Police continue to investigate death of Ballou High School special needs student  FOX 5 DC

WASHINGTON - There are still many questions surrounding the death of a Ballou High School special needs student. Family members of Joevon Patterson ...



Students at D.C.'s Ballou High School Embark on Epic Overseas Adventure  WAMU 88.5

Some of the students at Ballou High School in Southeast have spent their entire lives in D.C., never venturing far outside the city's borders. Until now. A study ...



DC Attorney General Sues 6 Maryland Parents Over School Residency Fraud  WAMU 88.5

The office of D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced today that it's suing six Maryland parents for $700,000 in fines for allegedly faking D.C. residency to ...



When suspensions weren't working, this high school opted for a new approach  The Washington Post

D.C.'s Ballou High School chose a “restorative justice” model to address discipline issues, and it cut suspensions by more than half.



Three DC High Schools Will Launch Culinary Education Programs This Fall  Washingtonian

Careers in the culinary world will become more accessible for students at three DC public schools this fall. ProStart, a national program that's run locally by the ...



7 On Your Side: Some HS football players may be ineligible to play in DC championship  WJLA

DC Public Schools said Monday they needed to clear up some confusion district-wide about its student attendance policy.This comes after ABC7 News reported ...



DC Public Schools' serious graduation-rate fraud necessitates serious consequences - AEI  American Enterprise Institute

View related *content*: Education, K-12 Schooling. For years, D.C. Public Schools officials have used rising test scores and unbelievably strong graduation-rate ...



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