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Monday, September 8, 2014

7:00 p.m.

The public education in D.C. has been transformed. Are D.C. schools getting better? View a movie about the lottery system that goes on within the United States schools, on Monday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Then on Wednesday, September 10th attend the panel District of Change: Making Schools Better for D.C. at the Martin Luther King  Jr. Memorial Library at 7pm to hear principals from around the city and learn about their challenges and successes.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

4:30 p.m.
The Lamond Riggs Neighborhood Library Staff has prepared a special evening for demonstrating how the DC Public Library can assist the DC Public Schools.
Librarians invite parents, caregivers, and teachers to meet the library staff - your partners in literacy.  We will help you to get familiar with your neighborhood library.  
Learn about the DC Public Library's special "educator cards" and how to establish an in-classroom library. 
The library will also offer information on how to arrange class visits, literacy initiatives, lecture series, and more.
Mark your calendar today to gain this valuable information!  

Light refreshments will be served
Come early for a classroom poster.
Parents and caregivers: Always remember - you are your child’s first teacher!

Image of teacher with students and reading materials




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Over the past few years, public education in D.C. has been transformed - from IMPACT rating for teachers, to school closings, to boundary and feeder changes, to major facilities improvements, to an explosion of Public Charter Schools. Have these attempts to close the achievement gap worked? Are D.C. schools better? Join us as we talk to principals from around the city and learn about their challenges and successes.
Join moderator Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, in discussion with panelists:
Scott Cartland, former principal, Janney Elementary School (Ward 3), current principal, Wheatley Education Campus (Ward 5);
Alexandra Pardo, executive director, Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (Ward 8); 
Andria Caruthers, principal, West Education Campus (Ward 4)

Please RSVP for this program over at EventBrite.

This program is part of the District of Change series of public conversations on the changing nature of the District.  The series is produced by Slate editor David Plotz and author Hanna Rosin in conjunction with the DC Public Library Foundation.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3:30 p.m.

back to schoolJoin us for activities for the whole family as we celebrate Back to School for All Ages. Participants will  enjoy database demos, college resource information, suggested reading lists, fun educational games and other activities
Best Ages 6-and up.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Open House  The Northeast Neighborhood Library will have an open house for educators in the community. We will have presentations at 4 and 5 p.m. and a tour of our new children's area will immediately follow. Come out and learn about all the exciting information the library has to offer educators.