P.S. Montessori attends a DCPS workshop and reports back:

“Before the Thanksgiving Break, I attended a DCPS workshop on Phonemic Awareness. It was actually a pretty good workshop that I found useful and wanted to share….This workshop was really interesting, because a lot of the teachers that were attending taught higher level elementary, middle or high school. Most of these teachers were a bit in the dark about how to teach reading, since most of that happens in the younger years. Unfortunately, a lot of older children really need help with the basics even as they get older.”

Frozen Tropics has big ANC news: “Commissioner Wilhelmina Lawson has resigned from her seat in Trinidad. Lawson represented the southwestern portion of Trinidad, and all of the Capital City Market.”

Rebuilding Place In The Urban Space considers safety/crime on public transit. The post has the usual thorough rundown of links, articles, and cites an interesting study.

The Heights Life has info on how to become a block captain for Columbia Heights’ neighborhood watch program.

In Bloom wants Vegetate to move to their neighborhood: “Wouldn’t it be great if they could relocate to Bloomingdale? The big yellow building on the corner of First Street NW and Seaton Place NW is just crying out for a restaurant to occupy the ground-floor space.”

The 42 has the scoop on a cheap art sale that benefits an area nonprofit.

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