Washington Casinos

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The state of Washington offers a number of casino and gambling opportunities. Many Washington casinos operated by local Native American tribes are conveniently located near highways or Washington cities. Twenty-seven Washington casinos are operated in Native American lands. All of Washington’s casinos offer slot machines, roulette, blackjack, craps, and video poker. Other table games, including […]


Houston Rockets The Early Years

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The Rockets, along with the Seattle SuperSonics, entered the NBA in 1967 as an expansion team based in San Diego. They selected Pat Riley with their first draft pick in 1967. They went on to produce a then-NBA record 67-loss season. In 1968 the Rockets won the coin toss versus the Baltimore Bullets, giving them […]


Washington State Parks

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The state of Washington offers an extremely diverse landscape. From the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula and the moderate Pacific coast in the west to the high peaks of the Cascade Range and the dry deserts of the west, it is no wonder the beauty of Washington state parks attracts visitors from all around. […]


Booker T Washington

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As you travel this great nation, it is no accident you will see a lot of schools given the name of Booker T. Washington. That is because this great black educator and leader set the standard and carved out a new path in the years right after the fall of slavery to lead his people […]


George Washington Carver

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There is leadership that talks and there is leadership that works and in the hall of fame of great black leaders over the decades, George Washington Carver was a leader that worked. His leadership was not the kind that tried to capture publicity or make great fame for himself. He didn’t try to start a […]


George Washington The Best President

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George Washington was the first president of the United States and considered one of the best. George Washington is a much-admired person in many respects. As the first president of the United States, he set the course upon which the current three-branch system of federal government is based. George Washington is perhaps the one person […]


Washington D C School District Takes Aim At Language And Cultural Education

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Washington D.C.’s Language Access Act In 2004, the Washington D.C. enacted the Language Access Act. The Act was created in order to grant greater access to and participation in public schools and other public services for those residents that have limited or no English proficiency. The Act is designed to address four crucial areas of […]


Washington D C Schools Seek Spots For All

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Washington D.C. Schools experienced an uneven distribution of student enrollment in 2006. Public school population declined in a rapid trend for the past ten years as they Washington D.C. Schools lost more students to the private schools and voucher programs. The vouchers allow participants to enroll in private schools and the funding pays for $7,500 […]


Seattle Schools Participate In Washington Assessment Of Student Learning

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Washington Assessment of Student Learning is Enacted for the 2006-2007 School Year The class of 2008 in all Seattle Schools will be required to pass the 10th-grade Washington Assessment of Student Learning, this will be the way that most students will earn the Certificate of Academic Achievement, one of the four new statewide graduation requirements. […]


Who Impacts Washington D C Schools

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As nation’s capitol, and one of the countries most watched districts, the Washington D.C. Schools are at the forefront of controversy and change. Declining enrollment, voucher programs, and curriculum changes, have all been hot topics in Washington D.C. Schools over the past few years. One of the benefits of attending school in the capitol city […]


The Mayor S College Fair Provides Tuition Assistance For Washington D C Schools

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The Mayor’s College Fair The Mayor’s College Fair brings together a variety of programs available for the Washington D.C. schools and their students preparing for college tuition costs. This event takes place on September 15, 2006 and provides information about a variety of college tuition assistantship programs. Students in the Washington D.C. schools are encouraged […]


What Ails The Washington Dc Schools

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Problems that Face Washington DC Schools District of Columbia Public schools are faced with increasingly serious challenges. The 55,000 student system is plagued by gaping disparities between schools that serve the affluent, and those that serve the city’s poorest neighborhoods. And that’s just the beginning. Education officials and concerned Washington DC citizens have identified numerous […]


What Can The Washington Dc Schools Teach Us

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A mix of political power and extreme poverty, the Washington DC Public Schools face a struggle that epitomizes the state of education in this country. While the elite and affluent live in the best districts, or send their children to private schools, many students in the Washington, DC Schools function in poverty and need. Why […]


Washington Dc Schools Improves Its After School Program

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The Wallace Foundation Invests $8 Million in Washington DC Schools Washington DC Schools after schools and out of school programs are getting a boost from the nonprofit DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation and The Wallace Foundation. The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation is works to increase the quality, quantity and accessibility […]


Washington D C Teacher Recognized For Excellence By Congress

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Kim Burke – Ables Science Teacher, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School Washington, DC- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a congressional resolution recognizing Kim Burke-Ables, a science teacher at Washington D.C. schools ‘ Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, on her selection as the District of Columbia Teacher of the Year for 2006, and “congratulating […]


American Flag Standing Proud

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The American flag is a symbol of freedom and sacrifice for United States citizens. Although we typically picture cloth versions of this national emblem, it can be anything that the observer acknowledges. Therefore, a Christmas tree adorned in red, white, and blue could be considered an American flag. Examples can be made from any material […]


2006 Washington Nationals Preview

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2005 Overview: Contenders for much of 2005 before finishing .500, Frank Robinson’s Washington Nationals (formerly the Montreal Expos) were the talk of the National League East prior to the all star break. The D.C. community embraced the “Nats” as the team was happy to find a permanent home stadium after splitting much of their games […]