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Featured Press

07/03/15: D.C. Charter School Uses Tough Love to Erase Achievement Gap. A story by Matthew S. Schwartz for WAMU 88.5 Metro Connection, July 3, 2015. (Listen to story).

06/29/15: Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed. An article by Dennis Pierce for, June 29, 2015. (Read article).

06/02/15: Charters Look to Change Perceptions on Teacher Turnover. An article by Stephen Sawchuk for EdWeek, June 2, 2015. (Read article).

05/01/15: D.C. friends win Gates scholarships, will have college costs covered. An article by Michael Alison Chandler in The Washington Post, May 1, 2015. (Read article).

03/11/15: Anxiety abounds as DC schools roll out new, harder tests. A blog post by Natalie Wexler for Greater Greater Education, March 11, 2015. (Read article).

03/06/15: Next-generation tests roll out in Maryland, the District amid concerns. An article by Michael Alison Chandler and Donna St. George in The Washington Post, March 6, 2015. (Read article).

02/04/15: Lessons From the Frontier: How to Make Blended Learning Truly Work. A blog post by Liz Arney for EdSurge, February 4, 2015. (Read article).

12/15/14: Jennifer Niles appointed D.C.’s next deputy mayor for education. An article by Michael Alison Chandler, December 15, 2014. (Read article).

12/15/14: Muriel Bowser names more top aides. A blog post by Mike DeBonis for The Washington Post, December 15, 2014. (Read article).

12/12/14: For E.L. Haynes Seniors, Gentrification Is Part of the Curriculum. A blog post by Matt Cohen for, December 12, 2014. (Read article).

12/10/14: Four Lessons from D.C. Teachers Who Catalyzed City Wide School Redesign. A blog post by Carolyn Chuong for EdSurge, December 10, 2014. (Read article).

10/10/14: Is It Time for Schools to Rethink, Well, Time? A blog post by Sam Chaltain for The Huffington Post, October 10, 2014. (Read article).

09/12/14: D.C. kids bring basketball to Guatemala. An article by Ashlee Brown Blenett in The Washington Post, September 12, 2014. (Read article).

08/27/14: Big charter change seen in 2 D.C. schools. An article by Jay Mathews in The Washington Post, August 27, 2014. (Read article).

07/10/14: At Girls Rock! Camp, guitars and Girl Power reign. An article by Lavanya Ramanthan in The Washington Post, July 10, 2014. (Read article).

05/22/14: E.L. Haynes' 3rd annual toast to transformation. An article by Mark Lerner in the Examiner, May 22, 2014. (Read article).

05/18/14: 'Dream City' connects D.C. students to city history. An article about our students by Emma Brown in The Washington Post, May 18, 2014. (Read article).

04/28/14: Philanthropists award $100,000 grants to encourage blended learning in D.C. An article by Emma Brown in The Washington Post, April 28, 2014. (Read article).

04/27/14: A tech company that helps teachers learn from each other. An article about former E.L. Haynes Chief Academic Officer and Principal, Eric Westendorf, by Mohana Ravindranth in The Washington Post, April 27, 2014. (Read article).

04/15/13: LearnZillion Lands $7 Million Series A. An article by Bill Flook in the Washington Business Journal about the company co-founded by former E.L. Haynes Chief Academic Officer Eric Westendorf. (Read article).

03/31/13: D.C. Schools Use Spring Break to Teach Students through Travel. An article by Emma Brown in The Washington Post, March 31, 2013. (Read article).

03/13/13: E.L. Haynes Adds New High School Building. An article by Deirdre Bannon in The Northwest Current, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (Vol. XLVI, No. 11). (Read article, pp. 5 & 16).

03/01/13: United Way Team NFL 60-second PSA, shot last summer at E.L. Haynes Kansas Avenue campus, features elementary and middle school students. (Watch video).

09/13/12: Digital Promise’s Executive Director Adam Frankel talks with columnist Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times’ Schools for Tomorrow Conference. E.L. Haynes is noted at minute 13. (Watch video).

E.L. Haynes: A Force for Change. A blog post by Tom Vander Ark in Education Week. (Read article).

CCTV America profiles American Education on The Heat, and features E.L. Haynes in a segment on charter schools. (Watch video and read transcript).

E.L. Haynes Elementary School Principal Michelle Molitor receives The Washington Post’s Distinguished Leader Award. (Read article).

Where Kids Run the Show. An article on E.L. Haynes from the Exeter Bulletin. (Read article).

Whatever It Takes. The Crisis, a magazine founded by the NAACP, featured E.L. Haynes in its centennial issue about how schools are educating vulnerable students. (Read article).

CBS News' Nancy Cordes interviews E.L. Haynes Founder and Head of School Jennie Niles about DC's winning Race to the Top proposal
(Watch video).

Channel 9 News features the video in which E.L. Haynes 5th Grade Team "raps" testing strategies to prepare students for the upcoming DC-CAS (Watch video).

E.L. Haynes Founder and Head of School Jennie Niles joins author David Shenk on WNYC and Public Radio International's nationally-broadcast show, The Takeaway. (Watch video).

Selected Press Releases

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06/02/15: E.L. Haynes Hosts Third Annual Wellness Day. (See release).

05/06/15: E.L. Haynes Senior Wins Gates Millennium Scholarship. (See release).

03/30/15: E.L. Haynes Breaks Ground on New Field of Dreams. (See release).

11/18/14: E.L. Haynes Selected to Represent Washington, DC in White House Summit on Education. (See release).

05/13/14: E.L. Haynes Celebrates Impact and Innovation in Education. (See release).

05/10/13: E.L. Haynes Hosts Annual Gala. T2: A Toast to Transformation. (See release).

03/12/13: E.L. Haynes Public Charter Schools Wins Safe Schools Award. (See release).

03/04/13: E.L. Haynes Public Charter School Opens New High School for Washington, DC. (See release).

02/26/13: Education Leaders Unite to Celebrate DC's Move to the Common Core. (See release).

08/28/11: News Literacy Project (NLP) launches DC expansion project. (See release).

E.L. Haynes Is Announced as first-ever Strong Schools Award Recipient. (See release).

E.L. Haynes is named Silver Award Winner for third year in Effective Practice Incentive Community Grant. (See release).

Jennifer C. Niles is named as a 2010 Fellow in the Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Program. (See release).

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