DC Prep Hosts Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and PCSB's Josephine Baker to Commemorate National School Lunch Week
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
D.C. Public Charter School Board Executive Director Josephine Baker joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on a tour of D.C. Prep Public Charter School October 13, to commemorate National School Lunch Week. D.C. Prep offers students healthy meals through the Revolution Foods service and focuses on wellness through activities such as physical education, recess, and field trips to local grocery stores. The U.S. Department of Education is leading a campaign called “Fueled and Fit: Ready to Learn,” to highlight the research-based connection between proper physical fitness and nutrition and student achievement. The idea is that healthy and fit bodies equal active and creative minds.
Students at the D.C. Prep Edgewood Middle School Campus also boast some of the highest academic achievement in the city. D.C. Prep is one of 57 public charter schools on 99 campuses which the D.C. Public Charter School Board currently oversees. These schools serve approximately 28,000 students living in every ward of the city.
Pictures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education