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Left Behind: How Kaya Henderson Failed At-Risk DCPS Students

Erratic funding, scrapped improvements, out-dated computers

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Less than a mile from the Congress Heights Metro and the Maryland line, Malcolm X Elementary School is quiet on the Friday afternoon before Labor Day. A few parents walk their children up the steep hill from Mississippi Avenue in Southeast, past half-million-dollar homes with two-car garages under construction across the street, toward humble garden apartments, aged apartment complexes, and weathered bungalows in Ward 8, where half of all children live in poverty.

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