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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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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Construction crews were installing steel trusses for the new library roof this weekend. It’s good to finally see so much progress being made.
  • Peggy Cooper Caffritz none too pleased about the possibility of the Duke Ellington School moving. (Although for the record Bill Turque, the school is in Burleith not Georgetown).
  • Haiti benefit party this Friday night above Lululemon.

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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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