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PIC OF THE DAY: A lucky Maury student enjoys her new donated book, “The Snowy Day”!

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PIC OF THE DAY: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty walks through a crowded auditorium to the podium inside School Without Walls for Thursday’s announcement that SWW has been named a 2010 National Blue Ribbons School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Say hello to Sam the K-9 > > he specializes in explosives! on Twitpic Ferbee-Hope ES students kick of National Preparedness Month with Serve DC's Commander Ready program, a 5 week long course aimed at helping kids be prepared for the unexpected. To see MORE visit Serve DC's twitpic page at http://twitpic.com/photos/ServeDC.

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PIC OF THE DAY: Mayor Fenty joined students, alumni, and Ward 7 community members to top out and sign one of the final steel structural beams of H.D. Woodson High School.

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PIC OF THE DAY: #DCPS Chancellor Michelle #Rhee welcomes students, alumni and community members to the newly renovated and modernized Eastern Senior High School during a press conference and ribbon-cutting 8/25/10 at the Ward 6 school.

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In a jam-packed gymnasium at Shepherd Elementary School, a fourth grader sits with his classmates Monday eagerly awaiting his teacher and the start to the first day of the 2010-2011 school year. [Photo courtesy of Stephanie Scott]

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Learning happening on day 1: Nathaniel Benson, a DCPS dedicated aide at Mamie D. Lee School, works with a student.

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PIC OF THE DAY: #DCPS Chief Operating Officer Tony Tata, Director of Food Services Jeff Mills, and Director of Health and Wellness Diana Bruce field questions 7/3/10 from the audience during a Food Services Round Table to discuss two new food service pilot programs at 14 #DCPS schools this year that will provide healthy locally-grown food for school meals.

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PIC OF THE DAY: Miriam Calderon, #DCPS director of early childhood education, Carol Day, president of the National Black Child Development Institute, and Rachel Faulkner and Sean Compagnucci of Early Stages host an Early Education Round Table – an open question-and-answer session – about DCPS’ early education (preschool, pre-K, Head Start, Early Stages) program options 7/20/2010 at the DCPS Central Office.

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PIC OF THE DAY: Ballou SHS Principal Rahman Branch (center) joins #DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee (right) and members of the Ballou community (background from left) Phomika Palmer, a Ward 8 resident, Lisa Barton, former president of the school's PTSA, and Danitra Dorsey-Daniels, current president of the Ballou PTSA, on 7/13/10 to announce the third year of consecutive gains for secondary school students on DC CAS reading and math scores. Read the news release at http://bit.ly/bFM9kT

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TRANSFORMING SPECIAL EDUCATION: Mayor Fenty, DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Deputy Chancellor of Special Education Dr. Richard Nyankori unveil plans to improve facilities and programming for DC special education students with the greatest need. At a press conference 7/1/10 at DCPS headquarters, Fenty, Rhee and Nyankori announced plans to engage parents and special education stakeholders through a series of meetings and simultaneously issue a Request for Proposal to consider six options that will improve the quality of education for DC's most vulnerable students.

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PIC OF THE DAY: Parents and children get an education in methods for keeping students academically engaged over vacation at a Chancellor's Forum: Passport to Summer Learning held 6/30/10 at Brent Elementary School in Southeast. The event featured booths from community partners including the DC Public Library, pictured here, FDIC, Destination DC, Everybody Wins!, Facing History and Ourselves, the UDC Science and Engineering Center, Junior Achievement, DC Parks and Recreation, DCPS Food Services Summer Meals, Shell Hydrogen Learning Center, National Geographic and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Madame Tussauds had a wax likeness of first lady Michelle Obama and National Building Museum brought a Lego town building from its new display. Children and parents received passports and got them stamped at each booth. If they filled up their passports they could get a healthy snack and a "Fun and Free in DC" guide.

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PIC OF THE DAY: Chancellor Michelle Rhee gets a hug from a happy student at Payne Elementary School after a 6/29/10 press conference with Mayor Fenty that highlighted school reform successes on her 3rd-year anniversary with #DCPS. Look for more pix from the event!

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I AM A #DCPS GRAD: Teamwork helped Angelica Wardell of Woodson HS reach her academic goals. Read her story at dcps.dc.gov.

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PIC OF THE DAY: Class of 2010 Wilson HS graduate Benjamin Horkley will take his problem-solving skills and interest in physics and computer software to M.I.T. this fall. Horkley got an introduction to the prestigious Bay State school last summer in a six-week science research program. Read his story at dcps.dc.gov.

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LAST DAY HOORAY! #DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Wheatley EC Principal Scott Cartland greet students outside the Northeast School 6/22/10 to congratulate them on a job well done, wish them a safe and fun summer, and remind students to continue learning over vacation. As they departed, students also received books to keep their literacy skills sharp until school begins in August.

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PIC OF THE DAY: DCPS Class of 2010 valedictorians (from left) Angelica Wardell of H.D. Woodson SHS, Seth Brown of Wilson SHS, Nicolas Kelly of School Without Walls, and Abel Teruneh of Roosevelt SHS take the field with Washington Nationals mascot Screech before Monday's DCPS High School Night at Nationals Park, during which DCPS valedictorians were honored for their academic achievement. Valedictorians, all DCPS clubs and teams, the High School Cabinet and McKinley Technology High School graduate Lowell Howard, who recorded perfect attendance over his 12 years in DCPS, received free tickets to the game against the Kansas City Royals.

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PIC OF THE DAY: DCPS Class of 2010 valedictorians (from left) Angelica Teruneh of H.D. Woodson SHS, Seth Brown of Wilson HS, and Nicolas Kelly of School Without Walls take the field Monday night with Washington Nationals mascot Screech during DCPS High School Night at Nationals Park, where DCPS valedictorians were honored for their academic achievement.

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I AM A #DCPS GRAD: For School Without Walls grad Seonwoo Ted Jeong, the answer to developing clean, renewable energy technology is blowing in the wind.

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I AM A #DCPS GRAD: McKinley Tech grad Edward Doxen III, with his uncle Delano Hunter, won't let a Plan B distract him from achieving his Plan A: Becoming an actor or director.

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