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Closing the Achievement Gap

News—————15 January 2018

Cost-Conscious Design to Help a Charter School Meet its Program According to a national study prepared by Ball State University, charter schools are significantly underfunded relative to local public schools.  The study found that in the District of Columbia, during the 2006-2007 school year, charter schools received 41 percent less funding than public schools.  D.C. public charter schools educated 25.6 percent of the district’s students during 2006-2007, but the schools received only 16.8 percent of total education funding.  By 2016, charter schools were educating 44% of District of Columbia students while receiving one-third of the facility allowance garnered by the public schools. Given these financial limitations, the design of charter schools in the District of Columbia requires innovative and extremely cost conscious design to foster their educational programs.  The new Achievement Preparatory Academy middle school shown in the link below is a building designed to close the achievement gap in the District’s Ward 8 Community. Achievement Preparatory Academy

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Newsletter, Fall 2021

24 August 2021

Discover what's new in our Studio; Adaptive reuse project in historic Southern Building, Benning Campus construction nearing completion, DC Housing Authority Judiciary House improvements, etc.

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DC's Eckington's Alethia Tanner Park Unveils at NoMA Park

10 August 2021

Formerly a fenced-off field, this two-acre plot of land, next to the Metropolitan Branch Trail just north of the New York Avenue Bridge, is an unexpectedly quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle

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Creating Shared Experiences: DC Housing Authority's Judiciary House Senior Public Apartments Modifications

2 August 2021

Judiciary House Apartments, owned by DC Housing Authority, is a 1966, 10-story high-rise residential building located in the heart of Chinatown, NW Washington DC. Servicing senior and

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Ferebee-Hope Campus Redevelopment

22 July 2021

The KIPP Legacy College Preparatory is founded with the guiding principles of Learn, Live, and Lead. The new high school is a part of large redevelopment site in Washington

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