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School Choice Panel 2016

School Choice Panel prepares Briya students to make informed choices for their children Looking at school websites is one way to learn about options for your children’s education. But hearing directly from school leaders and asking them questions can be even more valuable. Family literacy students had the chance to do just that during Briya’s […]

Advanced I Job Fair

Family literacy students prepare for jobs and careers How do I get a job in DC? After a recent job preparation unit, students in Briya’s Advanced I family literacy class are well-equipped to answer that question. The students began by thinking about their skills and past experience to decide what types of jobs they’d like […]

Briya in New America (Again)!

A recent report from the New America Foundation focuses on DC policies and programs, including Briya, that excel at supporting young dual language learners. The report, put out by New America’s Dual Language Learners National Work Group, points to a number of lessons policymakers in other areas of the country can learn from DC’s success. […]

Briya in New America Report!

New America Report highlights successful dual language learner strategies in DC A recent report from the New America Foundation focuses on DC policies and programs, including Briya, that excel at supporting young dual language learners. The report, put out by New America’s Dual Language Learners National Work Group, points to a number of lessons policymakers […]

MA Sim Lab Visit

MA students practice in Georgetown’s state-of-the-art facility Briya’s Medical Assistant students had a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and collaboration during a recent trip to Georgetown University’s innovative simulation center. At the center, MA students learned from and alongside Georgetown nursing students while acting out various scenarios that could occur in their medical work. With […]

Briya 10-Year Review

Briya shines during 10-year charter review Briya is looking forward to the future after earning exceptional charter review results and having its charter renewed. The DC Public Charter School Board is required to conduct reviews of charter schools every five years to ensure they are meeting academic, legal and fiscal standards. Briya received outstanding results […]

Sharing Cultures PACT 2015

Students share and celebrate their cultures Briya’s family literacy students, who come from nearly 40 different countries, recently celebrated their many cultures during parenting class and PACT time. Students shared their countries’ food, objects, music and clothing—arroz con leche from Mexico, an outfit from Myanmar, a model of a pyramid from Egypt, a dance from […]

Miles Ahead Rally 2015

Briya families advocate for high-quality early education Some of Briya’s smallest students stepped up to advocate for the importance of their education this fall. Briya PreK students and their parents gathered on the grounds of the US Capitol to raise awareness of the benefits of early education during the Miles Ahead for Early Learning rally. […]