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Four challenged D.C. schools are getting new principals. But do school leaders want to work here?

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David Pinder, a D.C. schools official, delivered the frustrating results of a principal search to the Anacostia High teachers.

The school was searching for its sixth principal in a decade and a nationwide hunt had yielded few strong contenders to lead students in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

Pinder said community and faculty panels, which help select principals in the city, had found most of the four finalists unimpressive, according to an audio recording of a June staff meeting obtained by The Washington Post.

The only candidate the panel thought could be a suitable choice would be going to Dunbar High, a District high school that also needed a new leader.

One teacher asked if Pinder, an instructional superintendent for high schools, could bring in more candidates.

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DCPS Back to School Block Party

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On Saturday, September 22, join Mayor Bowser and interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander at the DCPS Back to School Block Party at Anacostia High School.

The Back to School Block Party will feature free food, fun activities for all ages, and performances from DCPS students. Local partner organizations and DC Government agencies will be on site to provide helpful information and resources, including college and career guidance, health and wellness resources, and information about food access programs.

RSVP HERE.

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All Hands On Tech

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For the next two Saturdays, District residents can get free computer and cellphone repairs through the All Hands on Tech program. The program, which was created to increase access to technology, provides laptop repairs, computer virus assistance, and smartphone troubleshooting.

Upcoming All Hands on Tech Events:

  • Saturday, September 22
    10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Anacostia Library
    1800 Good Hope Road, SE
  • Saturday, September 29
    10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library
    3935 Benning Road, NE

For more information and to RSVP, text FIXED (34933) to 83224 or visit connect.dc.gov/free-tech-support.

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