Despite a cold Thanksgiving morning, hundreds of faithful high school football fans braved the frigid temperatures for the 49th annual Turkey Bowl. See photos and video.
In a probable cause hearing at D.C. Superior Court on Monday, the prosecution showed surveillance video that they say shows the minutes before and after 16-year-old Daquan Gray allegedly shot and killed 16-year-old Jaylyn Wheeler.
D.C. police have asked for the public’s help Tuesday night in locating a teen boy wanted on an arrest warrant for first-degree murder while armed in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jaylyn Wheeler.
Ten kids have lost their lives so far this year, according to DC police data. Investigators, a D.C. councilman and assistant police chief are leading a new charge to make a change.
In an interview with WTOP, D.C.’s police chief describes the investigation into the death of a Ballou High School student as “complicated.” The special needs student died Monday, weeks after the he was hit by classmates at school.
A Ballou High School student has died several weeks after he was attacked in a classroom and his death is under investigation.
The head of the Washington Teachers’ Union said attendance and grade problems at Ballou High School are not an isolated case, and a survey of teachers seems to back her up.
An independent review of grading and attendance policies at Ballou High School found a pattern of allowing students to graduate who have an extreme number of absences. Teachers were also pressured to pass students whether or not they had the course’s requirements.
A resolution recommending an independent review of accusations that many recent graduates of D.C.’s Ballou High School graduated despite numerous unexcused absences was tabled on Wednesday.
Students testified at D.C.’s city hall Friday following a scathing report that found more than half of Ballou High School’s graduating class missed more than three months of school and did not earn their diplomas.
The principal of Frank W. Ballou High School has been removed from the position after a report last week alleged that dozens of students at the D.C. public school graduated last year without meeting requirements.
D.C’s mayor and public schools chancellor said Wednesday that they’re ordering a review of policies, and asked teachers to come forward, after a report alleged that dozens of students at a District high school graduated last year without meeting requirements.
A 17-year-old boy was shot near the D.C. school he attends Thursday afternoon. The shooting suspects are at large.
A young teacher at D.C.’s Ballou High School shares some of the reasons that led her and other teachers to flee the school in higher-than-normal numbers before the end of the school year. “One student threw a stapler at me,” she said.
With fresh attention cast on the problem of those who go missing, concerned parents and activists gathered outside a Southeast D.C. high school Monday.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.