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Harry J. Bacas (Colonel, U.S. Army) Retired

September 11, 2016 by Harry J Bacas (Register to contact)

This is to inform Anacostia Alumni of the death of my husband, Harry J. Bacas. Harry passed away on September 25, 2014 after a brief illness. Harry died of leukemia as a result of exposure to Agent Orange after serving two tours in Vietnam. He loved his years at Anacostia HS. and always spoke fondly of the many friendships made through the years. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery overlooking his beloved Washington, D.C. If you ever travel to Arlington National Cemetery you can visit at Harry's gravesite at Section 55, Grave 1155. Harry loved his country and fought for our freedom. He is deeply missed by all of our family.

HOMECOMING AND SOUTH EAST CHAPIONSHIP GAMES

September 10, 2012 by Maurice Marshall (Register to contact)

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ATTENTION ALL ANACOSTIA ALUMNI

DR. ROBERTS(CURRENT PRINCIPAL) AND CATO JUNE NEED ALL ALUMNI TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE 2012 FOOTBALL TEAM WHEN THEY PLAY 2 OF THEIR MOST IMPORTANT GAMES.

HOMECOMING

BELL VS. ANACOSTIA @ ANACOSTIA
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH 2012
GATES OPEN UP @7:00PM
TICKETS $5.00

SOUTH EAST CHAMPIONSHIP
BALLOU VS. ANACOSTIA @ ANACOSTIA
FRIDAY OCTOBER 12TH 2012
GATES OPEN UP @ 7:00PM
TICKETS $5.00
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASE EARLY
@ ANACOSTIA (202) 698-XXXX

HOMEGOING SERVICE FOR LAWRENCE (L.A.) ANDERSON CLASS 0F "74"

July 31, 2012 by Maurice Marshall (Register to contact)

GREETINGS FELLOW ALUMNI
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT REV. LAWRENCE (L.A.) ANDERSON CL.74 PASSED
AWAY ON JULY 20TH 2012.
PLEASE NOTIFY ALL ALUMNI,FORMER CLASSMATES AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF HIS PASSING.
SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 1ST 2012 @ LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH 527 KENTUCKY AVE. S.E.
WAKE 10:00AM
FUNERAL 11:00AM

All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast! -- September 22, 2012

July 23, 2012 by Shirelette McGue Wilkins (Register to contact)

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You're invited to attend our all-you-can-eat crab feast fundraiser to support our 2013 Family Reunion to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia!

September 22, 2012

2 til 6 p.m.

Knights of Columbus (SPX Building)
Sartor Hall

Cost: $55.00 each or 2 for $105.00

3611 Stewart Road
Forestville, MD 20747
(off of Forestville Road, behind the Shell Station)
Old Fashioned Crab Feast Featuring:

STEAMED MALE CRABS
Jumbo Beef Hotdogs
All-Beef Burgers
Bar-b-Q Chicken
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Sweet Corn on-the-Cob
Green Beans
Fresh Sliced Melon
Assorted Desserts
Ice Cold Beer, Lemonade and Soda

For Tickets and Information Contact:

Shirelette Wilkins (301) 213-XXXX
Sharnette McGue (301) 848-XXXX
Jackie Harris (301) 535-XXXX
Chris Curley (301) 789-XXXX

Music by D.J. Rock Steady

Door Prizes and 50/50 Raffle

Anacostia Old School Cruise

June 25, 2012 by Velisa McGhee Knatt (Register to contact)

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Greetings Anacostia Alumni!!!
With Just 6 months to go Anacostia Alumni friends and family, will sail the ocean blue on the Carnival Imagination to the Bahamas. We set sail from Miami, Fla. on our new date of December 14-17th, 2012.
Reserve your cabins for just $25.00 per person by July 6, 2012. Cabins range from $314- $329 per person. Oceanviews and balconies are available too. Contact Alumni Velisa McGhee at *****@yahoo.com or call (202) 255-XXXX for more details.

Anacostia Alumni Family and Friends FaceBook Group

April 17, 2012 by Shirelette McGue Wilkins (Register to contact)

The "Anacostia Alumni Family and Friends" committee invites you to join our Group. Visit FaceBook, and search for "Anacostia Alumni Family and Friends". Send us your "Join" request, and we'll get you started!

Anacostia Alumni Rock and Bowl

March 29, 2012 by Shirelette McGue Wilkins (Register to contact)

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Greetings Classmates!

If you enjoy bowling, meeting and greeting old classmates, we invite you to join us for the "Anacostia Twilight Bowling Fundraiser" to be held at Bolling Air Force Base! We're having a 50/50 raffle, home made pound cake and cupcake raffle, and other surprises!

Proceeds for this event will be used to help organize and establish the "Anacostia Alumni Family and Friends" non-profit organization, and to assist in defraying the costs of organizing the reunion for the Class of 1972.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM (ET)

Bolling Air Force Base
20 MacDill Boulevard
Washington, D.C. 20032


The cost of this event is $20.00 person* -- in advance and at the door.

To purchase tickets, click on the link below, or copy and paste it into your web browser.

http://www.*****/****



For more information, please contact:

Maurice "Moe" Marshall, Class of 72
*****@verizon.net

Debra Jones, Class of 76
*****@yahoo.com

Justine B. Middleton, Class of 78
*****@comcast.net

Velisa Knatt, Class of 78
*****@yahoo.com

Christopher "Chris" Curley, Class of 80
*****@yahoo.com

Shirelette McGue Wilkins, Class of 80
*****@yahoo.com



A list of attendees** will be compiled and hand-delivered to the base on April 10th. Anyone submitting information past this date will not be allowed to participate, as their names will not be on the base access sheet.

Upon entering the base, each participant MUST their valid photo ID (Government, Driver's License, Military). No outside food is allowed within the bowling alley. Refreshments are sold in the concession area.


*Includes shoe rental and bowling.

**In order to access the base, Chris will be collecting the following information from those who are interested in attending this event: full name, date of birth, and vehicle tag number. Please forward this information in an e-mail format to: *****@yahoo.com.

Anacostia Alumni's

October 31, 2011 by Deborah Jones (Register to contact)

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MORE INFORMATION ON ANACOSTIA OLD SCHOOL CRUISE!!!!

Hello Sousa Jr and Anacostia Alumni’s this is the SECOND LETTER regarding the Alumni 2012 Cruise. Please take the time to read all the information. The 2012 cruise will take place on December 07, 2012 thru December 10,2012. We will be leaving from Miami Florida on December 07, 2012 at 4PM. We will travel to Nassau Bahamas-4days and 3 nights. We will return on Monday December 10 2012 at 8AM.Remember all friends and family are welcome. Your first initial deposit will be $25.00 per person. The deposit will reserve your spot and lock in your rate. The rate depends on the cabin you select. Also the deadline for your $25.00 deposit per person will be December 12, 2011.The cruise ship is the Carnival Imagination.
For further information on how to submit your $25.00 deposit contact Velisa(78) at (202) 255-XXXX or email Deborah(76) at *****@yahoo.com you will be given a link to use to make your deposit (use Anacostia 2012 Cruise in the subject line)

Get Ready!!!!! Get Ready!!!!! Get Ready!!!!!!



*Note: Cancellation Fully Refundable Before October 2012

Anacostia Old School Cruise

October 31, 2011 by Deborah Jones (Register to contact)

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Welcome to the 2012 Old
School Cruise Ship sponsored by Developing Visions LLC



(Deborah and Velisa McGhee)











Roll Call: Alumni’s of Sousa Jr High, year 1965 thru 1973 and

Anacosta High, year 1974 thru 1982 are you ready to travel back in time? Are

you ready to cruise with the old school? We may not be able to turn back the

hands of time but we can definitely take a scroll down memory lane. The Mother

ship connection is ready to cruise back in time December 7 thru 10, 2012. All

friends and family members are welcome.

So, stay tune for more information.

email: *****@yahoo.com













GET READY!!!!! GET READY!!!!!!! GET READY!!!!!!!

ANACOSTIA MUTI-CLASS COOKOUT

April 13, 2011 by Raymond Bullock (Register to contact)

ANACOSTIA MULTI-CLASS COOKOUT
AUGUST 4, 2012
NOON 'TIL DUSK
COSCA REGIONAL PARK
THE GROUP PAVILION (B-SIDE)
11000 THRIFT ROAD CLINTON, MD 20735
$25.00 PER PERSON
CONTACTS: RAY BULLOCK (1963)(202)882-2884, Wm. "PEEWEE" PEGUES (1964)(571)229-0776, DELANTE JOHNSON (1965)(301) 580-4519, RONALD CUNNINGHAM (1966)(301)630-7997, RODNEY SPINKS (1967)(202)329-5713, RANDOLPH HURSEY (1968)(202)889-8720

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Teen arrested for killing of 15-year-old Anacostia High freshman  WTOP

A teenager, 16-year-old Malik Holston, is now in custody, charged with killing a 15-year-old Gerald Watson in a Washington, D.C. apartment building stairwell.



Teachers walk out, cancel classes for an hour at D.C.’s Anacostia High  The Washington Post

Frustration at Anacostia High boiled over Wednesday, with the entire teaching staff walking out of class midmorning to protest building conditions — conditions ...



Anacostia High School security guard arrested for having sex with a minor while on duty  WTOP

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Shot 17 times: Witnesses share details in DC high school student’s killing  WTOP

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Anacostia high school guard charged with sexually abusing a minor on school grounds  FOX 5 DC

An Anacostia High School security guard is facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually abusing a minor on school grounds.



Anacostia High guard charged with engaging in sexual activity with student  Washington Post

A security guard at Anacostia High School in Southeast Washington was arrested last week and is facing charges of engaging in sexual activity with a student on ...



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

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 ...



New Ballou, Anacostia Principals Accentuate the Positive  Afro American

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com. For the 2018-2019 school year, Frank W. Ballou Senior High School and Anacostia High School, ...



Anacostia | Zip Trip: Washington Nationals Hometown Team Anacostia High School Girls' Basketball  FOX 5 DC

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D.C.'s New Violence Intervention Programs Are Earning Respect in Neighborhoods  Washington City Paper

Emotions ran high in a room full of people who gathered last December to talk about the spike in homicides in D.C.. The District ended 2018 with 160 murders, ...



Faking The Grade: One question final exam allows HS student to graduate  WJLA

Answering one question, “Who is most responsible for the current relationship between Washington, DC and Congress” was all it took for one DC public school ...



How to fix broken toilets in a D.C. high school  Washington Post

Regarding the April 5 Metro article “Protesting broken toilets, teachers walk out of class at Anacostia High”: I am a 1950 graduate of Anacostia High School.



Yo-Yo Ma visits students in D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood  WJLA

Yo-Yo Ma started out at We Act Radio, Anacostia's own station, with handshakes and hugs as the famed Paris-born cellist came to D. C. from his home in Boston ...



District Line Daily: Cut Short  Washington City Paper

D.C. police know of no motive for the killing of a 15-year-old Anacostia High School student.



For Schools With High Teen Pregnancy Rates, Can A Midwife Help? : Shots - Health News  NPR

With teen pregnancy rates in some communities stubbornly high, some schools are trying something different: hire a midwife.



DC teen with troubled past tries to beat the odds with help of remarkable young teacher  WJLA

For nearly a year, we've been documenting the ups and downs of JaQuan McGhee, a local high school student trying to break out of the cycle of poverty and ...



A Heartwrenching Story About Why Teachers Are Leaving DC in Droves  Washingtonian

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A 'good kid,' 15-year-old chased down and shot to death in SE DC  WUSA9.com

Investigators have no suspects and no motive, but they suspect a neighborhood beef over nothing led to the murder of 15-year-old Gerald Watson who was shot ...



D.C. Schools Brace for Catastrophic Drop in Graduation Rates  U.S. News & World Report

Graduation rates for students enrolled in D.C. Public Schools could drop by nearly half, according to data released by the school system in the wake of an ...



D.C. graduation rate declines but not as much as feared  Washington Post

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A Failing Grade for the Capital's Public School - Georgetown Public Policy Review  Georgetown Public Policy Review

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Police: 2 shot near Anacostia High School  WJLA

On Monday, School Safety Division officers found and arrested a 15-year-old juvenile male suspect, in connection with a shooting that happened on Thursday in ...



In retirement, DC educator leaves legacy at Eastern HS  WTOP

After 43 years as an educator, Patricia Briscoe is retiring from Eastern High School. She's leaving behind not just a legacy, but a road map for the future.



At D.C.'s Anacostia High School, police department builds a foundation  The Washington Post

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The Fallout From D.C.'s Graduation Rate Scandal  WAMU 88.5

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Hundreds attend candlelight vigil in memory of 15-year-old killed in DC  WJLA

Several hundred people attended a candlelight vigil Monday night to remember a 15-year-old Anacostia High School student chased down and killed last week.



Yo-Yo Ma Visits Anacostia  The Washington Informer

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Report calls into question validity of hundreds of diplomas  The Washington Post

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Man dead after being stabbed in arm in SE DC  WTOP

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Officials cut ribbon at Anacostia High  Washington Post

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City Takes On 'Neglectful' Property Owners As Attorney General Files Lawsuits  WAMU 88.5

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A harmful reaction to a long-standing problem  Washington Post

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Cheerleader's heartwarming 'promposal' goes viral  Fox News

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DCPS, City Reckons with Fallout from Scathing Report  Afro American

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District Line Daily: A New Hospital for Ward 8?  Washington City Paper

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Yo-Yo Ma’s Days of Action  The New Yorker

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Addressing DC's truancy epidemic  Washington Post

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Faking the Grade: DCPS grade fixing audit released; Dunbar principal placed on leave  WJLA

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When $63 Million Doesn’t Buy Working Toilets  National Review

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Wilson High’s Amir Gerald named HS football Player of the Week  WTOP

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DC Public Schools Graduation Rate Reaches New High  Afro American

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Teenager shot, killed in SE identified  WUSA9.com

The teenager killed just blocks from Anacostia High School Thursday afternoon was identified as 17-year-old Kevin Anthony Jackson, from Southeast.



Alternative high schools are giving D.C. students another shot at graduation  The Washington Post

Officials say such schools will continue to be a priority for the city.



Parents, Community Weigh in on D.C. Schools Chancellor Pick  The Washington Informer

A school leadership committee comprised of teachers, principals, parents and civic leaders will help D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser choose the next schools ...



DCPS officials face councilmembers to address alleged grade fixing scandal in schools  WJLA

DC Public School officials met with councilmembers Tuesday to discuss a scandal involving alleged grade fixing and changing of attendance records resulting ...



D.C. Public Schools to open career academy for aspiring police officers  Washington Post

D.C. Public Schools will launch a career academy for aspiring police officers at Anacostia High School in August 2016, offering mentors, paid internships and ...



DC’s projected high school graduation rate drops to 42%  Hot Air

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Budding football rivalry between DeMatha and Friendship Collegiate continues  Hyattsville Life & Times

By CHRIS McMANES — Twenty-five years ago, Mike Hunter enjoyed a victory over DeMatha. The former Gonzaga wide receiver is now head football coach at ...



DCSAA inducts 10 members in its inaugural Hall of Fame class  The Washington Post

The District of Columbia State Athletic Association honored its first High School Hall of Fame class Thursday night, which included 10 high-achieving individuals ...



Teen fatally shot day after 19th birthday amid gunfire aimed at D.C. home  Washington Post

The gunfire came so fast at the far end of Tubman Road in Southeast Washington on Saturday evening that no one could provide a description of the shooter.



'They Just Know You Up to No Good'  Politico

Southeast D.C. teenagers open up about cops, guns, prison and the perils of growing up in a neighborhood that's a short distance from the Capitol—but a world ...



'Where the need is:' Tackling teen pregnancy with a midwife at school  MPR News

With teen pregnancy rates in some communities stubbornly high, one school district is trying something different: staff the schools with a midwife.



Soup, bread and a little cash prize: D.C. teachers gather to support one another  The Washington Post

At this dinner party, there were 10 types of soup: clam chowder, lentil, chicken noodle and others featuring a variety of beans. There was wine and French bread.



The GOOD Guys: Former Georgetown Football Players Take On Poverty in DC  The Georgetown Voice

In the fall of 2015, the House majority leader, a conservative pollster, and three Georgetown football players walked into a bar. Disgruntled Rep. Kevin McCarthy ...



Southeast D.C. students get $10 million boost for college from Gates Foundation  Washington Post

Hundreds of D.C. youths who attend school in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods will receive a boost of academic and financial support for their college ...



Mother had tried to get D.C. teen off streets before he was slain  Washington Post

His mother wanted to send him to North Carolina, where his brother is studying to be an accountant. She bought her 16-year-old son the newest video-game ...



Roof of Anacostia High School Catches Fire; School Evacuated  DCist.com

The roof of the Anacostia Senior High School caught on fire around noon today, causing the school to be evacuated and provoking a large deployment of D.C. ...



Unequal shelves in D.C. school libraries benefit wealthier students  Washington Post

With no dedicated funds for books, schools rely on donations, creating an imbalance for poor pupils.



Montgomery County Schools To Offer Free Condoms In Response To Rising STD Rate  WAMU 88.5

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control show a steep and continuous rise of sexually transmitted diseases nationwide. Locally, the influx has.



Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper and Gatorade team up for makeover of Anacostia High School locker room  Federal Baseball

Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper teamed up with Gatorade to surprise student-athletes at Anacostia High School in D.C. with a locker room ...



DC Group Looks to Reconnect with Community  Afro American

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com. One of Ward 8's most far-reaching private social *service* agencies recently met to re-invigorate its ...



DC explores widening the road to earning a high school diploma  Washington Post

As D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson embarks on a plan to “rethink high schools” and improve graduation rates in 2015, she is pushing for new ...



With Fewer Dollars, a Big College Scholarship for Students in Wards 7 and 8 Remakes Itself  Washington City Paper

"This would be a great program if they could make it work. Nothing can make up for the lost money."



In D.C. schools, 59 percent of students get diploma on time  Washington Post

Less than 60 percent of D.C. high school students graduated on time in 2011, according to a new and more rigorous calculation of completion rates announced ...



How the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan came to be at the center of a D.C. political flap  The Washington Post

A controversy over a council member's anti-Semitic remarks and support of the Nation has trained the spotlight on the group again.



D.C. police recruiting plan partners with Anacostia HS, UDC  WJLA

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the city's creating a Public Safety Academy at Anacostia High School, starting with 10th grade students to set them on a ...



Anacostia Student Shot by Teen  NBC Washington

Anacostia High School student Gary Gordon, 18, was killed Sunday morning by a gun shot wound. A 15-year-old girl has been charged in the shooting.



Anacostia Fight - Work Man  Major Money



A DC Committee Just Approved A Bill To Let 16- And 17-Year-Olds Vote, But Check Out The District’s Graduation Rate  The Daily Caller

Many students at D.C. public school struggle to graduate, but a committee approved a bill that would allow 16- and 17-year-old residents to vote in some ...



Wilson DQ Gives Anacostia High Chance at Turkey Bowl Gold  CBS Local

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – After a surprising turn of events, Academies at Anacostia will get a chance to revive their season by playing for the city title in D.C.'s ...



FAMU freshman Mya Moye shines as the youngest in charge  Tallahassee.com

Young phenom excels on the hardwood as the team's leading scorer.



Principal Refuses to Let a Homeless Teen Play Football After Being Offered Scholarship  Atlanta Black Star

A Washington community is baffled after a high school principal refused to let a student play football because of residency and eligibility. Jamal Speaks, 18, is ...



A hopeful moment as new H.D. Woodson High School opens its doors  Washington Post

On Wednesday, District officials will cut the ribbon on a new $102 million H.D. Woodson High School, part of a long-awaited renewal for public high schools east ...



Homeless D.C. valedictorian earns full scholarship to Georgetown  Today.com

That Rashema Melson graduated at the top of her class surprised few at her Washington, D.C., high school. But that she maintained a 4.0 grade point average ...



Woman killed in Southeast DC triple shooting day after her 19th birthday  WJLA

Police have identified the woman who was killed in Saturday night's triple shooting in Southeast DC as 19-year-old Unique Davis.Family members told ABC7 ...



Lewis Anthony, pastor who bridged D.C.'s religious and political communities, dies at 65  Washington Post

Lewis M. Anthony, a loquacious pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church who led congregations in Washington and long straddled the city's ...



'Dancing With the Scholars' Continues to Support Students  The Washington Informer

Dancing with the Scholars returned to THEARC community center Saturday Nov. 12 for its seventh installment, continuing the annual effort to support students in ...



George M. Constable, 80  Herald-Mail Media

George M. Constable, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan 8, 1938, ...



Walter Bond Wants To Transform Milwaukee  Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

By Ana Martinez-Ortiz. Walter Bond, Executive Director of Teach For America (TFA). (Picture was provided by Teach For America). Walter Bond is fulfilling what ...



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