DC Signs 15 Year Lease Extension at Old Hardy

On December 24, 2020, DC executed a lease extension at the Old Hardy School with the Lab School. The extension was not publicly revealed until last week, when Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn answered a question at a meeting of the Ward 3 Education Network. The amended lease document is below. The lease agreement…

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GDS campus back up for purchase!

(From Ruth Wattenberg’s Newsletter) A better, cheaper solution to long-ignored school overcrowding Back Story: Every DC Public school in the Wilson HS feeder area is projected to be overcrowded within the next 5-7 years.  Ten of 15 schools are already at 100% capacity or beyond! Most of the elementaries have already had to curtail their pre-k 4 programs; none…

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Seven DC Councilmembers Block Banneker Move to Shaw

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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Can DC’s public schools survive the coming enrollment surge?

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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Hearst PTA Joins Keep Old Hardy Public Coalition

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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