The first five years of a child’s life are more formative than at any other stage, creating either a sturdy or a fragile foundation. Seventy-five percent of brain growth and 85 percent of intellectual, personality and social skills develop...
The Current is to be commended for shining a bright light on the issue of abandoned foreign mission property in D.C.  . If not for the earlier piece, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton might not have requested a meeting...
By Mary Cheh Since 2008, the Lab School of Washington has occupied the old Hardy School building on Foxhall Road as a satellite to its main campus. The Lab School serves students with learning disabilities in the District, providing an...
We are Gwyneth Field, Elijah Weissman and Sabrina Kestnbaum-Cook. We are seventh graders at Sheridan School in Washington, DC.  We are athletes, club members and hard-working students. Although we are just 12 and 13 years old, we already know...
In exhorting the city to make the Lafayette playground Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant, The Current’s May 24 editorial implied that Engineered Wood Fiber is not an ADA-compliant surface. This is not the case. Engineered Wood Fiber can be a...
The Current’s Aug. 2 article “Push for LED street lighting sees resistance” stated that a growing number of advisory neighborhood commissions and citizens associations have adopted resolutions “based on concerns that high-Kelvin LEDs cast a bright, harsh light that...
I’m grateful for The Current’s tenacious coverage of the Army Corps’ ongoing 24-year cleanup of World War I-era munitions and chemical contamination in Northwest Washington. Your Sept. 27 article — “Spring Valley munitions cleanup to scrutinize AU president’s house”...
Public schools in the District of Columbia begin the new year with a controversy still raging from the old. Proposals by At-Large D.C. Council member David Grosso to impose a ban on public school suspensions and expulsions for “minor offenses”...
The Current’s June 28 article “Long in the works Klingle trail crosses the finish line” is tragically short on perspective. For over 150 years District of Columbia residents living on the east and west sides of Rock Creek used...
By Antwan Wilson In D.C. Public Schools, we have designed an exemplary model for what excellence can and should be — accelerating academic achievement by raising the bar on curriculum and standards, investing in the growth of high-quality educators, improving...

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