Seven is a magic number on the Council, as there are 13 members and a majority is needed to move legislation. There are a lot of parallels between the campaign to keep Shaw and the campaign to keep Old Hardy public. At the core of both is the failure of DCPS and the Mayor to make…

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Although this Coalition is focused on restoring the Old Hardy School building to public education use, the enrollment projections contained within the Deputy Mayor for Education’s Master Facilities Plan point to a looming crisis that will impact the city as a whole. If you care about the health of the DC public school system, take…

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At its April meeting the Hearst Elementary School PTA voted to join the Keep Old Hardy Public coalition. The Hearst LSAT had earlier voted to join. That brings the coalition to twelve members: ANC 3D, ANC 3E, the Palisades Citizens Association, Glover Park Citizens Association, Spring Valley Neighborhood Association, Key Elementary School PTO, Stoddert Elementary…

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We have often heard it said that “DCPS doesn’t want the building.” We’ve heard it from councilmembers, representatives of non-DCPS city agencies, and many times from representatives or supporters of the Lab School. But there’s one place we’ve never heard it from: DCPS. Last fall we set out to see if DCPS had ever really…

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