Summer Camps: Looking Beyond the Spin

May 16, 2018

When I was in second grade, my elementary school arranged for students in my grade to go to Summit Lake Camp, located near Emmitsburg, Maryland. To be honest, I don’t […]

Weekend Round Up May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

This Saturday, May 12, the day before Mother’s Day, the 90th Georgetown Garden Tour will feature eight exquisite gardens with varying styles, scale and intriguing histories.

Students Walk Out 19 Years After Columbine (photos)

April 22, 2018

Students from the District and surrounding towns assembled near the White House April 20 before marching to the Capitol with chants of “Enough is enough” and “Vote them out.”

Questions for Chloe: Positive Reinforcement for Better Sleep

April 18, 2018

Dear Chloe, How, oh, how can I get my four-year-old to sleep longer in the mornings? Or if he is not actually going to keep sleeping, how can I get […]

Kids Flock to Science and Engineering Expo in D.C. (photos)

April 9, 2018

The 5th USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin, commandeered the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 7 and 8, dazzling an estimated 350,000 visitors, many of them children.

‘Enough Is Enough,’ Say the Kids

March 26, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, they all came together — 800,000, 500,000 or 250,000 strong, depending on the reports you believe — for the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown U. Panel Reflects on School Shootings


Moderated by Mo Elleithee, executive director of the university’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, the panel included current student Sarah Clements, whose mother, a teacher, survived the Sandy Hook shooting.

Florida High School Alums Grieve in D.C.

March 1, 2018

Well over 100 Stoneman Douglas alumni came together in Georgetown with supporters and legislators on a few days’ notice Feb. 27 to grieve, to support and to plan.

Billy Graham’s Crusades, Among Others

February 22, 2018

Gobsmacked by news of political scandal and sexual abuse, we try to process the recent deaths of “America’s Pastor” and 17 innocents at a Florida high school.

Deputy Mayor for Education Resigns

February 20, 2018

Jennifer Niles resigned just days after the mayor was alerted that she had helped Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson’s daughter make a non-lottery transfer to Wilson High.