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Pre-K Studies

Studies provide pre-kindergarten students with in-depth learning Pre-K classes at each of Briya’s three sites have been busy this winter doing studies on boxes, buildings, and clothing. Studies in pre-K classrooms last from six to ten weeks and allow preschoolers to dig deep into a particular topic. Boxes study at Bancroft site Pre-K students at… Continue Reading Pre-K Studies

Bowser Visit

Bowser visits Briya student council meeting Mayor Elect Muriel Bowser visited Briya’s student council meeting this fall, where students asked her to continue to support Briya’s family literacy model. Bowser listened to students’ thoughts on how adult education benefits families and helps students integrate into their community. Students also expressed the need for more a… Continue Reading Bowser Visit

New Preschool Class

Briya Pre-K program adapts to better serve students The preschool program at Briya’s Ontario Road location has been expanded and improved for this school year. Instead of having one large preschool class, as the site did previously, preschoolers are now divided into two slightly smaller classes. This enables Briya to serve more students, and the… Continue Reading New Preschool Class

Dept of Ed Visit

US Department of Education leaders visit Briya Dr. Libby Doggett, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at the US Department of Education, visited Briya’s Georgia location on September 29. Sharon Darling, President and Founder of the National Center for Families Learning, and other senior advisors from the Department of Education were also in attendance.… Continue Reading Dept of Ed Visit

AEFL Week 2014

Briya student advocates for family literacy, wins essay contest Briya student Elisabeth Hando stepped up to advocate for herself and others during Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, September 22-26. Hando, a native French speaker from Cameroon, started as an Advanced II student at Briya this year. As an assignment in her Digital Literacy… Continue Reading AEFL Week 2014

Medical Assistants Recognized

Medical assistant students recognized, welcomed In an evening of celebration, students in the first and second classes of Briya’s medical assistant program participated in a recognition and induction ceremony. The class of 2014 was acknowledged for finishing their MA program coursework and for completing or being in the process of completing their 160-hour externship. These… Continue Reading Medical Assistants Recognized

We Are Briya!

Briya students practice English and computer skills by developing how-to videos This summer, Briya’s Advanced English and Digital Literacy classes participated in a video project designed to help students improve their English and technology skills through videos that teach fellow students how to act in real-world situations. The completed videos can be found here. In… Continue Reading We Are Briya!

Briya in the Post!

Washington Post writer Michael Alison Chandler recently visited Briya Public Charter School and wrote a terrific piece about our unique model.

Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program featured in Washington Post

Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program,  is featured in the Education section of the Washington Post. “The District’s Briya Public Charter School enrolls parents and young children together in the same school, a novel effort to improve children’s prospects by building the skills of those who are closest to them,” the article states. “The school has posted promising… Continue Reading Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program featured in Washington Post