Join your business officer colleagues for this special invitation-only event Wednesday, March 1, for the prime contact from each member school to get up-to-date on NBOA. Presenters will include Jeff Shields, NBOA President and CEO, and Melissa Orth, NBOA board chair, and this year's special guests Scott C. Bauer and Anne-Marie Balzano from the Education Leadership program in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University.
Join your fellow attendees and NBOA staff Tuesday morning, February 28, for an invigorating one-mile run or walk around the Omni Shoreham. Enjoy the brisk weather, stay in shape, and get re-energized before starting the day's programming.
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, What to Expect When You're Electing. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
Here in the nation's capital, barely half of DC Public School's youth graduate from high school. According to the DC Alliance for Youth Advocates, there are over 14,000 young people in the District neither enrolled in school nor employed, and less than 42% of 20-24 year olds in Washington, DC have full-time employment.
For Love of Children (FLOC) is changing that statistic by providing opportunities for students to succeed in school and become contributing members of their communities. Unlike many other youth-serving programs, FLOC provides a continuum of support that guides students from first grade through completion of a postsecondary degree. Their Neighborhood Tutoring and Scholars programs ensure that students not only stay on track academically, but also continue to utilize their academic skills and progress into a chosen career.
Six local independent schools will open their doors on Tuesday, February 28, for a tour of their campuses. Learn about these schools' innovative approaches to sustainability, facilities design and community relationships.
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
Georgetown Day School
The Lab School of Washington
National Cathedral School
Sidwell Friends School