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Inside the New Home of College Park Academy

College Park Academy’s new location feels like a cross between a school and a tech startup. The public charter middle and high school, whose students are chosen by lottery, moved into a brand new building in the University of Maryland’s … Continue reading

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DeMatha’s Draft Pick Gets National Attention

DeMatha has produced yet another NBA draft pick. The selection of Markelle Fultz Thursday marked the 23rd time a graduate of the Hyattsville Catholic school has produced a pro basketball player, second only to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, according to a … Continue reading

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University Park Celebrates Its Trees

On Friday, the town of University Park and the University Park Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day by planting an American beech tree on school grounds next to the town park. Students took part in planting the tree, the 13th planted in the town to commemorate … Continue reading

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New Court for St. Jerome Academy

Another private Catholic school in Hyattsville has upped its basketball game. St. Jerome Academy in downtown Hyattsville recently refurbished its gym, which now sports this nice basketball court. The school, which starts with pre-school and day care for younger children, … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Catholic Community Gets Noticed

About a hundred young Catholic families have moved to Hyattsville in recent years to help revitalize the local religious community. Led in part by former city council member and Hyattsville Life & Times publisher Chris Currie, this “intentional community” has … Continue reading

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A Classical Education in Hyattsville

A private Catholic school in Hyattsville is gaining national attention for its unique curriculum. St. Jerome Academy in downtown Hyattsville, which adheres to a “classical education” focusing on Western civilization, Latin and other fundamentals, was featured today on CNN. The curriculum covers … Continue reading

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What’s New At Hyattsville Elementary?

Other than the Little Free Library, we were curious to know what else was new at Hyattsville Elementary School. Earlier this week we caught up with Julia Burton, who is coming up on her one-year anniversary as principal of the … Continue reading

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Change is Afoot at Hyattsville Elementary

Hyattsville Elementary School has a new principal who hails from Iowa. Julia Burton has joined the administration after serving as principal of a school in Iowa City. She comes on board as the elementary is undergoing renovations to its exterior … Continue reading

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Retired DeMatha Coach Worries About Recruiting

Hyattsville’s most-famous coach is in the New York Times today. The article notes that middle school has become a fierce recruiting battleground for basketball players around D.C. Now, some longtime observers of basketball in the Washington area are wondering if … Continue reading

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Slowing Down Route 1

Hyattsville and the state are adding metered parking spots along Route 1. That should help a little with the problem of parking, especially for the businesses on the ground floor of Arts District Hyattsville’s live-work spaces, such as Pretty Girl … Continue reading

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