This week in the Voice: College, the first generation

This week’s in Features, Nico Dodd and Sean Quigley profile first-generation college students and how they transition to Georgetown. “About eight percent of this year’s freshman class, approximately 120 students, are first-generation college students,” they write. “They come from families and, in some cases, communities where attending college is the exception, not the norm.” News […]

Rhee says that for now, Duke Ellington will stay on Reservoir Road

Ever since the Washington Post reported that D.C. School Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s office did a cost analysis for moving the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Rhee has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from furious parents. Now she’s moving quickly to temper their anger, saying that the District has no immediate plans to […]

Principal Pope of Hardy Middle School ousted by Rhee

On Friday afternoon at Georgetown’s Hardy Middle School, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee proved speculations that she would remove the well-liked Principal Patrick Pope from his post to be correct. The Washington Post‘s Bill Turque reported that before a roomful of incensed parents, Rhee announced that Pope would be leaving after this school year to plan a […]

Rhee to make “major announcement” about Georgetown school, meet with parents

Hardy Middle School Michelle Rhee, the gung-ho, tenure-terminating, union-hated D.C. school chancellor, has more or less left schools in the Georgetown neighborhood alone. In October, however, a Northwest Current article reported that she planned to make a “major announcement” regarding the local Hardy Middle School. Parents of children there quickly grew nervous, not least of […]

ANC Wrap-up: ANC Commissioners to testify against Philly P; Parking woes

They’re still not OK with this This month’s ANC meeting was low on the fireworks, but neighbors turned out to protest valet parking by the Georgetown Club and continue their battle against late night pizza. Philly Pizza Philly P has been a common topic of discussion at ANC meetings this year, with neighbors loudly grumbling […]

Farmers’ market faceoff: Rose Park v. Hardy School

Produce stands at the new Hardy School farmers’ market Until this year, Georgetown farmers’ market aficionados only had one option: the Wednesday afternoon market at Rose Park. This summer, though, the Burleith and Glover Park Citizens Associations teamed up to put together a second farmers’ market Sunday mornings at the newly-renovated Hardy School. So how […]