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2012-12-14 16:01:07

NASA's Office of Education has entered into a memorandum of agreement with District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to help foster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational opportunities among high school students with disabilities. This collaboration is part of the broader DCPS Competitive Employment Opportunity Program, a career-focused mentoring program that connects selected high school students with disabilities to professional mentors in the greater District of...

2011-03-30 16:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a true show of support for families and students in the District of Columbia, the US House of Representatives today voted to restore and expand the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP). The program provides scholarships for some of DC's poorest families, allowing them to choose the school that best fits their children's needs. The program was created in 2003, but was discontinued by the Obama Administration, even after years of...

2010-05-26 10:53:00

10 Who Are 10 Annual Awards Supports Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Initiative WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 27th Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee will present ten 10-year-old fourth and fifth graders with $2000 scholarship grants towards their college education thanks to the 17th Annual 10 Who Are 10 Awards Competition. The 2010 creative theme "Let's Move it Monday," fostered by The Monday Campaigns, focuses on the importance of...

2009-09-28 08:15:00

RCK Corp. and Open Text Work for and with OCTO and DCPS to Deliver First Major District Agency Web Site Upgrade WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Complementing the announcement by Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) new Teaching and Learning Framework, RCK Corp. and Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), working for and with OCTO and DCPS, successfully completed the District's first agency Web site, www.dcps.dc.gov, to undergo...

2009-01-19 22:59:00

Internationally acclaimed artist and advocate announces partnership between foundation and Oyster-Adams Bilingual Elementary School to aid needy Colombian school children WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with MLK Day and President Elect Obama's call to service, Shakira, Washington DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Labor Secretary-designate Hilda Solis and DC School Chancellor Michelle Rhee joined students and families for a morning of culture and service at Oyster-Adams Bilingual...

2008-11-11 06:00:17

By Greg Toppo WASHINGTON -- Great news for the Obamas: If they want to strike a populist note and send their two daughters to a District of Columbia public school, there are lots of choices. But will they have to get in line like everyone else for the most sought-after schools? As a candidate, President-elect Barack Obama praised D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee as "a wonderful new superintendent" who is "working very hard with the young mayor there." Rhee, 38, has moved...

2008-10-14 12:00:25

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Rhee, chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), was recently featured on DistrictLeadersPodcast.org, a Web site that provides a lively, informative and easily accessible forum for school superintendents and other educational leaders. In the podcast, Chancellor Rhee discusses the challenges she has faced in her reform of a school system that had gone through six leaders in 10 years. The city's newly elected mayor, Adrian Fenty,...

2008-10-07 21:00:31

By Katy Murphy EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a sampling of the Education Report, Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/education. Oct. 3 Michelle Rhee, the chancellor of Washington, D.C.'s public schools, made a name for herself last year by announcing plans to fire 100 central office administrators and close 23 schools. Before her appointment, Rhee had never run a school herself. But at age 37, she was picked by Mayor Adrian Fenty to reform a...

2008-08-27 00:00:38

By Dmedit SPENDING per student in the Washington, D.C., school system is 47 percent above the national average. Results are not. In fact, educational results are among the nation's lowest. The Associated Press described D.C. schools as "the nation's most dysfunctional school system." The latest data from the Census Bureau said D.C. schools spent $13,446 a year per student. The national average is $9,138. There are many reasons for poor academic results, many of them socio-economic. A...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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