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Terrible Twos: The Third Most Popular Post

In commemoration of the second anniversary of the beginning of the most recent incarnation of the Georgetown Metropolitan, GM is counting down the five most popular stories of the past year.

Today: Who Would Go To Western High School?

This interesting question came up when the idea of moving The Duke Ellington School to a new building was floated (and quickly retracted). Councilmember Jack Evans has long complained about the absence of a regular high school in Ward Two (Duke Ellington and School Without Walls are both in Ward Two, but they’re both specialty schools) and he has proposed reestablishing one. The Western High School building–where Duke Ellington is–would be a prime candidate. Continue reading

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Who Would Go to Western High School?

In the period of just one week, the idea to relocate the Duke Ellington School for the Arts was floatedvilified, and conditionally retracted. As it stands now, it appears the DCPS would like to eventually move the school into better facilities but only once the suitable location can be found and the funds secured.

A secondary goal of relocating the Ellington School would be the re-creation of Western High School, which occupied the Ellington School building from its construction in 1897 until 1977. Ever since then, there has been no neighborhood high school in Ward 2. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans has long advocated bringing such a neighborhood high school back to Ward 2.

But who would go to Western High School if it were re-created? Before answering that, it’s important to realize quite how large Ward 2 is: Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown here’s the latest:

  • Western High School may return as a result of The Duke Ellington School possibly relocating to the Logan School campus.
  • The Georgetown Hoya finally adds a blog.
  • Georgetown Mall M St. employee got pepper-sprayed by alleged shop-lifters.

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