DC -- Columbia Heights -- Tubman Elementary School (3101 13th St NW):
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TUBELE_200417_15.JPG: Distance Learning Plan
TUBELE_200417_21.JPG: From Unicef - Talking to your kids about Coronavirus
TUBELE_200417_23.JPG: School will begin on April 27th!
TUBELE_200417_31.JPG: Back in Stock
TUBELE_200417_33.JPG: When is sick too sick for school?
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TUBELE_200417_39.JPG: Harriet Tubman Elementary
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Always Leaping Towards Continued Excellence
TUBELE_200417_45.JPG: Harriet Tubman Elementary
Always Leaping Towards Continued Excellence
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Wikipedia Description: Tubman Elementary School
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Tubman Elementary School is a public elementary school, named after Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War. It is located in Washington, DC and is under the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia Public Schools. It was built in 1970, shortly after the 1968 Washington, D.C. riots which ravaged its neighborhood of Columbia Heights. Over five hundred students are currently enrolled from pre-school to fifth grade.
The school has regular graffiti cleaning, students have received free dental care, and D.C. Discovery Days give them field trips out of the neighborhood. Nevertheless, a student from Tubman joined others in voicing concern over safety in the public school district. 85% of the student body qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.
Former principal Sadia M. White won a National Distinguished Principals award in 2004 for her work at Tubman. According to National Association of Elementary School Principals, under White, Tubman Elementary met all its goals for standardized test scores and White supervised the launch of an inclusion-teaching model featuring team-teaching by general education, special education teachers, and teachers of new English-language learners. The association also commended her institution of a comprehensive school-wide positive-approach discipline program that included a due process system for punishment referrals and intervention strategies for classroom teachers for preventing problems.
On November 27, 2001, First Lady Laura Bush hosted Tubman Elementary students at the White House for a screening of the film, Twice Upon a Christmas.
In 2005, Cory Chimka, fourth grade teacher at Harriet Tubman, was named National Kind Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Humane & Environmental Education.
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 disaster cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. Here's hoping honesty and integrity wins for a change this November.