Friday, April 27, 2018

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Truck Touch Tomorrow Saturday April 28

Kendall Demonstration Elementary School PTA is having a Truck Touch tomorrow, Saturday April 28. Admission is free but there's a cost for some activities such as the yard sale and for food and drink.
Kendall Demonstration Elementary (@Gallaudet University)
800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC
 "Touch A Truck" to be held April 28, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018

On the Recent DC Public School Scandals

Today DC Councilmember David Grosso put out a press release regarding the recent scandals that have plagued DC Public Schools. In the following quote from that press release, the councilmember refers to addressing the root causes of those scandals.
At this time, I believe it is best to keep the Education Committee's time and energy focused on our students—an effort that requires a deeper examination of the root causes of the scandals that have beset our education system in recent months in order to swiftly and deliberately resolve them in meaningful ways.
Let's applaud the councilmember's commitment to addressing the cause of these scandals rather than the scandals themselves. As he points out in his press release there are other investigations that will look into the scandals.

In part, scandals involving officials skirting the school lottery system result from the perception that there only a few schools within DC Public schools that will provide a quality education. And of course, the other scandal related to graduating students who did not meet graduation requirements only reinforces that perception.

All of want the best for our children. It's so sad that DC Public Schools has yet to show solid results in providing quality education in most schools. If there are a limited number of schools that are perceived to be good, most parents, who find themselves in a position to pull strings for his or her child, would also find it difficult to resist the pressure to do so. DC ultimate solution for lottery scandals is to improve the quality of education in schools throughout the city each school is attractive to families and not a select few.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Capitol Hill Bookstore is hiring

Riverby Books is advertising an opening for a  Bookstore Manager/Clerk. They say that the job boils down to:

  • Long hours
  • Low pay
  • No hope for advancement
  • No benefits

Still interested? Learn more at the store's website.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Price Rite is Hiring

PriceRite, the discount grocery store located at 3104 Queens Chapel Road Hyattsville, MD 20782, is hiring per this poster that's up now in their store.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Who's Hiring in Maryland: Aldi

Aldi is still hiring. The grocery store is holding another hiring event on January 18 in Lanham. It's 8 am to 8 pm at 9343 Annapolis Road.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Who's Hiring in DC: Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick's Sporting Goods Store at 2470 Market Street NE (The Shops at Dakota Crossing) has the above now hiring sign posted. Apply online at As of the time of this post, the store's website says they're looking a sales associate for the golf department at the Dakota Crossing location. Other locations have additional positions available.

  • Friday, January 12, 2018

    Who's Hiring in the DMV: Art Enables

    Art Enables creates opportunities for adult artists with disabilities. The DC based organization is hiring for a Development and Communications Manager. According to the job listing, this is a new role at Art Enables in which they're looking for someone who can provide both structure and imagination to their development and communications efforts. Learn more.

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    2018 is the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass' Birth

    2018 marks two hundred years since the birth of famed author, orator, abolitionist, and statesman Frederick Douglass in February 1818. The National Park Service is celebrating the occasion with a party on February 17th and 18th from 10 am to 4 pm at Douglass' home in Anacostia.
    Picture of Frederick Douglass
    Picture of Frederick Douglass
    by redbook

    *This site is not affiliated with the National Park Service. Purchases made from this site do not benefit NPS.

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    Who's Hiring in the DMV: Aldi

    Aldi, the discount grocery chain, is hosting a hiring fair on Wednesday December 20 at 7 am in Beltsville. See the details on the poster below.