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To Honor Obama and King, a Kid-Friendly Service Project

Richelle Fatheree wanted to do something this inauguration week that would capture the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr., and salute President-elect Barack Obama’s call to service. She looked around for the right idea -- and then it hit her....

By Washington Post Editors | January 19, 2009; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

15 Hours, 4 Flights Get 107 to D.C.

It took more than 15 hours and four separate flights for all 107 Centerville Junior High School students and chaperones to travel from California's Bay Area to the District last night and today. After school yesterday, the group met at...

By Washington Post Editors | January 17, 2009; 03:38 PM ET | Comments (2)

Inaugural Lesson Plans Available for Teachers

Are you a teacher and want to take advantage of the inauguration to help inform students of history? Then check out the lesson plans developed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers. The lessons...

By David A Nakamura | January 12, 2009; 11:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Student Conference Video Winners

We told you in November about the 15,300 students, ranging in age from 5th grade through college, who are scheduled to attend the 7th Congressional Youth Leadership Council Jan. 17-21 in Washington, which is designed to coincide with the inauguration....

By David A Nakamura | January 8, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Will Attend D.C., Regional, Youth Balls

UPDATE: Phone number for ticket information added below. The presidential inaugural committee today announced the full slate of official inaugural balls -- all of which the new president will attend-- and there's one in there for every American. The slate...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 6, 2009; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (18)

D.C. Students Can Win Top Parade Seating With Essay Contest

District middle and high school students can write their way into a front row seat to the inaugural parade of President-elect Barack Obama. More than 100 students will be selected to sit in a viewing stand in front of the...

By Marcia Davis | January 3, 2009; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (3)

Inaugural Ball Watch: Children's Inaugural Ball

What: Children's Inaugural Ball Who: The Every Child Matters Education Fund When: Jan. 18, noon to 5 p.m. Where: Historical Society of Washington, 801 K Street NW, Washington DC Tickets: Free Why You Want to Attend: Live music and entertainment,...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 30, 2008; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama to Hold Free Inaugural Concert for Youth

Kids will rock at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that a free concert for children will be held at the Verizon Center on Jan. 19, the night before Obama gets sworn in and later treks...

By Nikita R Stewart | December 19, 2008; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration to Turn an 'Empty Nest' Into a Full House

Talk about change: One home in Cleveland Park will transform from "empty nest" to Obama colony in the days leading up to the inauguration. Mary Warfield, 57, who’s lived alone in her four-story home since her three sons left for...

By Washington Post Editors | December 10, 2008; 01:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Montgomery County School Board Votes for Inaugural Holiday

The Montgomery County school board voted today to declare a holiday on Inauguration Day, the latest in a wave of actions that will close most of the region’s public schools Jan. 20. School systems in Charles, Loudoun, Prince George’s, Prince...

By Marcia Davis | December 9, 2008; 04:32 PM ET | Comments (5)

Should Schools Close on Inauguration Day?

That's the question washingtonpost.com On Parenting blogger Stacey Garfinkle asks as more school districts decide that, yes, they should. The Post's editorial board opposes the closures; one Walt Whitman Senior High School student wrote a letter to the editor defending...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 1, 2008; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (2)

Will Montgomery County Close Schools? The Plot Thickens...

Last week, Montgomery County, Md. schools Superintendent Jerry D. Weast recommended that the county not close its schools for inauguration day. Looks like he has some opposition. According to a story in today's Post by Daniel de Vise: A Montgomery...

By Washington Post Editors | November 20, 2008; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Charles County Schools Closed for Inauguration

Students in Charles County, rejoice! According to a news release, the school board voted to close school on Jan. 20. The bad news? Schools are now open Jan. 23, which had been a holiday. A press release stated that the...

By David A Nakamura | November 19, 2008; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Not An Ordinary Field Trip

We all remember those dreadful U.S. History classes when we had to memorize the presidents, including all those unmemorable guys who ran together in the middle: James Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore and Franklin Pierce. And what the heck was...

By David A Nakamura | November 12, 2008; 01:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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